Before the fall season kicks in and the cold breeze picks up I start preparing a jar of tea that I found from this website two years ago: simplegreensmoothies.com
Even in the middle of winter, it’s always good to warm up and try to maintain some immunity. It’s the most natural tea to help me fight off any possibilities of a cold or flu. It also soothes my throat and prevents me from coughing when I’m desperately trying to get a good night’s sleep.
When I first tried this out, I followed every single step as close as possible. I’ve attached the same instructions below from Simple Green Smoothies’ website but all the pictures were taken with my Iphone 6s.
- 2 lemons (thoroughly cleaned)
- 2 pieces of fresh ginger (about the size of your pointer and middle finger)
- Raw honey
- 12 oz mason jar (or bigger)
1. Slice lemons and ginger.
2. Place the lemon and ginger slices in the mason jar, alternating layers of each.
3. Slowly pour honey over the lemon and ginger. Allow the honey to sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Fill jar to the top with honey and seal tightly.
4. Store in the refrigerator. Over time, the mixture will start to turn into a loose jelly.
5. When you are in need of some soothing tea, scoop 2-3 tablespoons into a mug full of hot water – be sure to scoop whole pieces of ginger and lemon. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes and sip away.
There is really not much to this recipe except I would recommend finding a mason jar that is a little bigger so it can hold as much of the ingredients as possible. When I bought a larger jar, I just started to add more ginger and lemon slices so that every cup has more flavour.
Probably the only adjustments I have made is picking out the seeds of the lemon, then adding more honey and ginger to the mix.
Honestly my family absolutely loves this recipe. Every time we feel like a cold is coming on or we just want something to warm us up, this has become our go-to tea in our home. When you get the chance, check out some of their other recipes they share for some of their smoothie drinks.