Winter isn't the easiest of seasons. Coming from a tropical country, this is definitely the time of the year that puts to test my true love for London. The thing that always gets me during winter is the lack of light, the sun normally raises around 7:30am and sets around 4pm, believe me, one can get the winter blues in a matter of days. Now, add to that the fact that it's also the cold and flu season. Sigh.
I want to share with you one of the "remedies" I started making last year, after my husband had his annual cold. It was pouring down with rain and we ran out of ginger and lemon tea, after considering for a couple of seconds to serve him a cup of hot water with honey (because I'm a very loving wife), I checked the fridge and luckily I still had some fresh ginger left. This tea is so simple
Here is what you need to make 4 servings:
- 40g / 2 1/2 tbsp ginger
- 2 lemons (preferably organic)
- 800ml / 4 cups water
- Honey or agave nectar to sweeten
Peel the ginger using a spoon and cut into thin matchsticks. Squeeze the juice out of the 2 lemons, discard the pips and cut each lemon halve into quarters.
Add the ginger, lemon juice, lemon quarters and water into a medium size pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Strain the tea before serving. Add a good tablespoon of honey or agave and enjoy!
Note: You can store the leftover tea, just pour into a glass bottle and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.