Ginger Tea

There's nothing more delicious - or better -  for a cold than Ginger Tea.  A beautiful snow falls, a fire's crackling in the living room, the dog and a cup of fresh ginger tea are right by my side today as I sniffle my way back to health.  I guess toodling around New York City in the rain and snow earlier in the week has caught up with me.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Laduree for macarons, Dean & DeLuca, Times Square, a show, and many charming restaurants now seem a foggy memory.

I've made my pot of tea using a small piece of fresh ginger from the SimplyCooking® Pantry.  I'm leaving the other ingredients, honey and fresh lemon, on the counter all day for easy access.   This warming and delicious tea can be simply made.  The sipping experience and benefits are much improved from from ginger tea in a bag.

Even if you don't  have a cold, ginger tea is a nice sipping drink.

ginger tea

1" piece of fresh ginger

Peel the ginger and slice into coins.  Fill a small saucepan with water - about 2 cups or so - and add the ginger.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from the heat and cover the pot with a lid.  Let the tea steep 20 minutes.  Strain into a tea pot or pitcher for serving.  Squeeze in fresh lemon and add honey to taste.