We meet again… at last. It took me a while, but I’m here with this wonderful, warming fresh ginger chamomile tea. Because it’s winter and maybe you’re feeling poorly too, so lets have tea!
We finally got some sun after a dreary, wet month and it definitely gave me a spur of energy. I can also tell you that Fergie the cat is doing pretty well with her asthma and allergies and I just hope we’ll be attack-free for a while. Keep her in your thoughts!
I am listening to The Vanished podcast as I write this. Maybe not the best, or the easiest choice, but I’m addicted to real crime stories so… here we are. You should check it out!
I also recently began my first Felicity rewatch of 2018. The show’s only 4 seasons long, so I just know I’ll watch it again in the Fall.
Last but not least, I am working on a pretty cool Sugar Salted Challenge for you guys! You know those Whole 30 / Eat clean January challenges? Well… that’s how the idea came along, and I first wanted to do the challenge on my own, but maybe some of you want to follow along? Well, you’ll be able to. I’ll share more in the following week and you are free to join! Anytime, as this won’t be a month-dependant thing.
Now, let me tell you more about this warming fresh ginger chamomile tea. Whenever I feel like I’m about to get sick or I’m having a really bad day, I turn to tea. And soup. But tea especially.
- When you’re weak, you need to give your body more fluids. Personally, I can’t think of anything better than yummy, warm tea.
- Ginger is perfect for a sensitive stomach, for sickness and heartburn. I get a stomachache easily, especially when I’m stressed and ginger tea works wonders for me.
- And chamomile, which you know is my favorite, is so calming. I read that it can act as a relaxant, along with being anti-inflammatory, and I really think it works. The flavor is something I adore anyway, but it’s good to know there’s more to it than just that.
- I also add honey and lemon juice. They not only help with flavor, they’re also rich in vitamin C.
One thing to keep in mind when making this warming fresh ginger chamomile tea is the ginger part. If you’re new to ginger, don’t let it scare you. It can taste really strong when you’re just getting familiar with it and you’re not used to that zing that ginger has. That’s why you add honey, because it cuts that burning sensation. You can always use less ginger then I do, and then slowly build your tolerance to it.
Hope it’s not too cold where you are and that you’re drinking plenty of tea! Also let me give you a friendly reminder that you’ve already made it through half of January. January blues who? You’ve got this!
Recipe makes about 2 cups of tea.
- 700ml (3 cups) boiling water
- one 2-3-cm (1-inch) piece of ginger, peeled and grated
- 2 TBSPs dried chamomile flowers (use 3 teabags if you can’t find flowers)
- juice from 1/2 small lemon
- 1 TBSP honey, more to taste
- Pour boiling water in a heat-proof jar (or fill up a kettle that has a sieve). Place in the ginger and chamomile. Steep for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the lemon juice and honey. Strain the tea, pour into a mug and enjoy. Add more honey if needed.
- I enjoy this tea both warm and cold, but I prefer it warmer during the colder months or when I’m not feeling so good.
If you enjoy lighter teas, use more water than the recipe calls for.