Prep 3 mins
Cook 35 mins
Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. She suggests adding a tsp. of echinachea extract to the cup of tea...
- 5 inches fresh ginger, roughly chopped
- 1 grated lemon, zest of
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey, to taste
- Combine ginger, zest, mint and 6 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil (covered).
- Reduce heat, simmer (uncovered) until the mixture has reduced to 5 cups (about 30 mins).
- Strain, return liquid to the saucepan (discard the solids).
- Add lemon juice and honey to taste and simmer 2 more minutes.
Oh, this taste so good to my scratchy, sore throat! I simmered the ginger and the lemon zest(I used orange) for about 20 mins. and added the mint(I used spearmint) after I turned off the burner and let it steep about 10 mins. I did use dry mint since that's all I had. My throat thanks you!
So soothing on the throat! First thing in the morning, when I want a bit of caffeine, I include a couple of black tea bags. My kids love it too.
This was perfect for my scratchy throat, I found that it also made my head feel better. I used all fresh ingredients except for the mint. Mine is currently frozen. I used a mint syrup which worked well in this application. I will make this again and will certainly recommend it to family and friends. Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)