We drink a lot of ginger tea in Puerto Rico. My cousin’s wife would cultivate the ginger root on her farm in Puerto Rico and it made the best ginger tea. Today I prepare a pitcher of ginger tea and place it in the refrigerator for future use. I drink at least 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea on a weekly basis during the winter months. Therefore, I get to frequently enjoy this spicy tasty ginger tea while relaxing or reading a good book.
Ginger root is mainly used as a spice, flavoring agent and condiment in many countries. In addition, there are possible health benefits that are associated with ginger for its anti-inflammatory and anti-antioxidant properties.
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The two main ingredients to make this delicious hot ginger tea are ginger and water. Ginger has a light tan scaly skin and a yellowish colored flesh. Ginger originated in Southeast Asia and arrived in Europe during the spice trade. It is believed that the Spaniards exported the ginger to the West Indies (Caribbean).
How to Make Ginger Tea!
Cut the amount of fresh ginger you will need for this recipe. Peel the ginger with a knife to reveal the yellowish flesh.
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Cut the ginger into ¼-inch slices.
You can experience the strong aroma immediately being released as you are slicing the ginger.
Pour water into a saucepan. Bring water to a boil. Add the ginger slices and boil for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover saucepan with lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
When the water turns to a yellowish color, remove the ginger slices from the saucepan.
Now you are ready to carefully pour the hot ginger tea into individual cups.
Because I drink ginger tea on a weekly basis, I carefully pour the hot ginger tea into a pitcher. Once it has cooled, I cover pitcher with a lid and place in the refrigerator. Therefore, when I am ready to have a cup of tea, I pour the cold tea into a cup and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.
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Ginger tea is such a soothing beverage with a spicy taste especially during the winter months. You can also enjoy this hot beverage with a teaspoon of honey, lemon or cinnamon sticks to add more flavor.
- 10 cups water
- ginger, 5 ounces, peeled and cut into ¼-inch slices.
- Pour 10 cups of water into a 3-quart saucepan.
- Add sliced ginger and boil for 3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to simmer and cover saucepan with lid.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove the ginger slices.
- Pour ginger tea into individual cups or into a large pitcher.
- Let cool and place in the refrigerator for future use.
If ginger tea is refrigerated, microwave the ginger tea for approximately 1 to 2 minutes before serving.
- Category: Beverages
Keywords: Ginger Tea