I’ve always loved ginger and use it primarily in my Asian cuisines. I always had some ginger root frozen for those times I needed it to add to some Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese dishes I was preparing, but I didn’t really ever use it beyond that. I decided to start exploring ginger goodness! how to make ginger tea!
This past summer, I did something I’ve never done, I started making my ginger tea and I wasn’t sure about it because I am not a tea drinker or a coffee drinker. I’ve never really cared for either, the couple of times I’ve had warm tea, I’ve had to put so much sugar in it to get it down that it just didn’t seem like it was something I should bother with drinking, especially if I didn’t like it. I did not have high hopes for this new experiment. Honestly, I don’t like tea.
- Fresh Ginger
- Boiling Water
- I cut off about an inch or so of fresh ginger root, use as much or as little as you like.
- I have a small/fine grater that I use to grate it directly into a mug,.
- I then fill the mug with boiling water, cover the top of the mug with a small plate and leave it to steep for as long as I like. When I am ready to drink it, I simply strain the tea by pouring it into another mug that has a small strainer over the top and voila, you have ginger tea.
- Add honey to taste.
[custom_frame_center][/custom_frame_center] When I started drinking this ginger tea, I used to have to put a generous spoonful of honey in it, but when I ran out of honey and had no other way to sweeten it, I simply started drinking it straight without any sweetener added to it and I simply love it this way. I rarely if ever sweeten it, except for a little extra treat now and then. It’s the first thing I drink in the morning and the last thing I have in the evening. I drink at least 4 big mugs of it every single day, which to me is freaky since I was never ever a tea drinker to begin with, but ginger tea has definitely become one of my absolute favourite drinks. I’m always sure to have plenty of fresh ginger on hand in the fridge so I can whip some up, it’s become so much a part of my regular day-to-day routine that I miss it if I run out. Heck, I would rather run out of chocolate then run out of ginger to make my tea! Did I just really say that? Wow. But it is true.
Since then I’ve experimented with other ginger things as well, I’ve tried ginger root beer(non-alcoholic) and ginger root chews, the beer was a disappointment, it didn’t taste nearly as good as I expected, but I’ll just chalk that up to that particular brand, I’m always on the look out for something new to try anyway! Ginger chews, oh so yummy, sweet and warm to the throat. I love them. Ginger Chews are one of my favourites, I find mine in the Health/Natural food section of my local grocers. They are so yummy that I can’t just have one![custom_frame_center][/custom_frame_center]
But my favourite go to stand by is and will always be ginger tea. In fact, as soon as I hit the publish button I’m off to make a nice steaming hot mug of ginger tea!