There is nothing more invigorating and warming on a cold winter day than a cup of ginger tea! It is a mild stimulant, promotes circulation, aids digestion, and is very effective for motion sickness. It is great for cramps and the perfect herb to help remedy congestion when you are under the weather.
Next time you are in the grocery, bring home a root from the produce section and try it. Not sure how to get it from it’s natural state into your teacup? It’s very easy and tasty!
Candied Ginger and Syrup2 1/2 tablespoons raw sugar (if you don’t want to use sugar you can use honey or fruit juice)
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup peeled and sliced ginger cut into 1/4″ slices
1/4 cup cinnamon *Melt the sugar in warm water, add the ginger, and simmer on low until the slices are tender. *Strain the syrup from the ginger, keep the syrup in a small 4 oz. jar and store in the refrigerator. *Coat the ginger in cinnamon then place in a dehydrator at 125 degrees for about 2 hours -OR- (if you don’t want to dehydrate) store the ginger in a jar with a tight lid in the refrigerator, keeps for about 2 weeks. If you triple the recipe, it freezes well.
How to use the candied ginger and syrup?
1. Eat it straight from the jar (Fauna eats a lot of ginger this way).
2. Add a few pieces to your green tea (Rainy’s favorite).
3. Add a few pieces to warm lemon water- bring water to boil in a tea kettle, squeeze half a lemon into a mug, add the hot water, and sprinkle in 1-4 pieces of ginger (my favorite).
4. Add 2-4 pieces to warm water and spoon in a few teaspoons of the ginger syrup (Fauna’s favorite).
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