Soothing Lemon Ginger and Honey Tea

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

Lemon Ginger and Honey TeaThis is my beverage of choice today.  Actually, I took these pictures yesterday because I made this lemon ginger and honey 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 🙂

Lemon Ginger and Honey Tea

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Ingredients
  • 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 inch slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey plus more to taste(preferably a raw local honey, but any other sweetener will work)
  • 4 - 4 1/2 cups water
Instructions
  1. 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 🙂

Lemon Ginger and Honey Tea

 

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1 Lauren Hayes April 30, 2011 at

This tea sounds amazing right now! Im feeling sick and I think this is just what the doctor ordered 🙂

Thank you!

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2 Heidi @ Food Doodles May 1, 2011 at

Aw, I hope you feel better soon! I hope the tea helps 😀

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3 Lisa May 1, 2011 at

I love tea with ginger and lemon! Actually, I just tried some macaroons that were ginger lemon flavored, and they would be great with that tea. Hope all the sick people feel better quickly 🙂

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4 emily May 1, 2011 at

this sounds amazing, especially because i feel a cold coming on. 🙁 i have been using my coffee maker to brew hot water for tea (I guess I should buy a tea kettle) to help me drink more.

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5 Faith May 2, 2011 at

I really love the addition of ginger here, I will definitely be trying that next time a make a pot of honey lemon tea! I hope you and everyone else are feeling better!

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6 ThE DiVa DiSh May 2, 2011 at

Yummy tea! SOunds like it warms the soul! I love prom! That is so cute that you are going to go take pictures! 🙂 Fun times!

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7 Spicie Foodie May 4, 2011 at

This is also one of my favorite teas. Hot or cold, ill or healthy it just tastes great.
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