It may be early spring, but it’s always a good time for a cup of hot (or cold) tea. This Homemade Ginger Tea has a unique taste that’s a combination of mild sweetness and pungent pepperiness. Just add a little honey to bring out the sweetness and cut down on the spiciness. There’s no right or wrong way to drink tea. It’s all delicious!
Ginger is full of nutrients like Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and minerals like iron, phosphorus, and calcium. It also has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This Homemade Ginger Tea will soothe an upset stomach, common cold symptoms, and your nerves after a long day!
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- 1/8 C. Fresh Grated Ginger Root
- 2 C. Boiling Water
- 2 tsp. Honey (optional)
- Lemon wedges (optional)
- French Press
- Grate ginger root with the peel on.
- Put grated ginger into the French press’s glass carafe (with the plunger in the up position).
- Boil water in a separate stovetop kettle.
- Let the water cool for about a minute.
- Pour boiling water over ginger into the French press.
- Steep for 4 minutes.
- Slowly push down on the plunger.
- Pour the tea into a cup.
- Add honey and/or lemon if desired.
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There are so many brands and flavors of tea in convenient prepackaged bag form out there that it may be tempting to pass on making your own fresh tea, but this Homemade Ginger Tea is well worth the extra few minutes it takes to whip up. You won’t be disappointed!
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The most ancient evidence of its domestication is among the Austronesian peoples where it was among several species of ginger cultivated and exploited since ancient times. They cultivated other gingers including turmeric ( Ginger was carried with them in their voyages as canoe plants during the Austronesian expansion, starting from around 5,000 BP. They introduced it to the Pacific Islands in prehistory, long before any contact with other civilizations. Reflexes of the Proto-Malayo-Polynesian word