|Ginger Tea – A Home Remedy
This tasty tea helps ease sore throat, cough, and congestion in the sinus and chest, while it soothes the stomach. Can be made with or without tealeaves.
One large hand fresh ginger
3 quarts water
pinch of salt
1 fresh lemon or lime
With a spoon, scrape the skin from the ginger, and then slice into thin coins. Place in a 4-quart saucepan with water and a pinches of salt and bring to a boil, skim as needed, then cover, reduce and simmer to release all the ginger flavor, 30-60 minutes.
Add tealeaves, if using, and set aside for five minutes. Add the juice of ˝ - 1 lemon or lime, and sweeten to taste with honey. If tea is too strong, add water to taste and bring back to a bubble. Strain through mesh into a pre-warm teapot and serve. Makes a great ‘hot toddy’ with a splash of whiskey. – Chef Michaelangelo (mick) Rosacci, www.TonysMarket.com -- www.TonyRosacciCatering.com