Lemon and Ginger are such a great combination – robust in flavor and potent in nutrients. Lemon is packed with vitamin C and disease fighting antioxidants. Ginger has been used for centuries as a healing agent and has demonstrated effects on calming an upset stomach. It can improve digestion and some research indicates its uses as an anti-bacterial/anti0viral; however, it is not conclusive and more research is needed before developing concrete recommendations.
As of late, it’s been below 20 degrees and cold water just isn’t cutting it for me. I like to sip on this tea throughout the day to stay warm and it works like magic. You can also add a bit of honey to help sooth a sore throat.
Lemon Ginger Tea
1 thick slice of lemon, cut in half
1/2 round slice of ginger
1 cup boiling water
Squeeze both lemon slices into a mug and toss in ginger piece. Pour boiling water over and let steep for 3-5 minutes.
You can reuse the lemon and ginger for several cups.