This is my beverage of choice today. Actually, I took these pictures yesterday because I made this tea for the kids and with my sister-in-law in mind. My daughter and sister-in-law came down with this cold/flu/whatever this is the other day and then my son and I came down with it last night. The kids couldn’t get enough of this yesterday so whether your sick or not – it’s so good. And everything in it is so good for you, especially when you’re sick.
So if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go brew a pot and lay in bed… Haha, no! We’re going to take prom pictures of my little brother-in-law and his lovely girlfriend later this afternoon. I’m so excited! The tea will have to wait 🙂
- 2 herbal tea bags(I used a lemon echinacea tea but just lemon would be good, or even something like raspberry)
- Juice of one fresh lemon
- 2 – 1/4″ slices of fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey, plus more to taste(preferably a raw local honey, but any other sweetener will work)
- 4 – 4 1/2 C water
In a tea pot or a small saucepan combine the lemon juice, and ginger. Boil the water(or just add to the pot and bring to a boil) and add the tea bags. Steep for the recommended amount of time on the package then remove the tea bags, stir in the honey and leave the ginger in the pot for 10 minutes, then serve while still hot. Be sure not to feed a baby under a year honey, but older babies can enjoy it when the tea is cooled off enough for them. Also if you plan on putting the whole lemon in the pot after you’ve squeezed it, try to use an organic lemon and if not make sure you wash the lemon really well before throwing it in. You don’t need to put it in the pot though, just use the juice 🙂