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Gingersnap + Lemon Tea

LEMON + GINGERSNAP TEA

In Natural Medicine, ginger is used as a potent detoxifying and antiviral herb that helps the body get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation and boost your immune system. It’s regarded as a natural antibiotic for the body and helps to reduce congestion and mucous production. Lemon is great mixed with the tea as it adds a lovely freshness and helps with the detoxification process.  Turmeric is a natural antiviral with potent anti anti-inflammatory properties. High in cur cumin a powerful antioxidant – just a little fresh grated turmeric is all you need. Forget the tea bags, use the real deal and make this wonderful lemon and gingersnap tea yourself from scratch. I brew up a large tea pot and allow the flavours to infuse for at least 5 minutes, then sip slowly and allow the natural properties to infuse into my body.

What’s great about it:
Each of the ingredients have unique, natural medicinal qualities and when they are combined, they create a soothing tea that can relieve digestive symptoms, support detoxification and boost the immune system.

1 tablespoon fresh ginger finely grated
Juice from ½ lemon
1/2   teaspoon of fresh turmeric finely grated
4 cups fresh boiled filtered water

Combine the lemon juice, ginger, turmeric into a large tea pot.
Pour over freshly boiled filtered water.
Steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
Sip slowly and feel the healing benefits infuse into your body.
Sweeten to taste if desired with your choice of Manuka honey or stevia.

NOTES AND INSPIRATION:
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or fresh garlic to increase detoxifying and anti-viral effects.
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13 Responses to “Gingersnap + Lemon Tea”
  1. Dianne Winterbine says:

    I make a fairly potent brew of ginger and lemon tea, but I also add garlic and chilli or horseraddish when I have a cold. The garlic spoils the taste but Manuka honey improves it. When I take it at the first hint of a cold, it seems to keep it away.

  2. Maryann says:

    Will this work without the lemon or do you have suggest to replace the lemon. I have acid reflux and citrus makes it worse. I like the idea and love ginger.

  3. Lou says:

    I loved this. Will make many times a week for sure :)

  4. Roma says:

    Works well with a half teaspoon of green or white tea leaves too (and manuka honey for those who want a hint of sweetness) :)

  5. Jenny says:

    Yum. Finally a recipe for a herbal drink that is nice. Really like the fact that you don’t need tea. Have tried it with the Manuka honey and it was great. As I have 2 Stevia plants growing, my next batch will be made using fresh stevia leaves. Thanks for all your effort in creating beautiful foods.

  6. Angelika says:

    Ahhh yes, thank you Teresa, this takes me back to Poland. Such a simple recipe and a good remedy for a cold. The scent of ginger always reminds me of cold winter days.
    Beautiful colours and taste. Pozdrowienia :)

  7. Jenny says:

    Could you replace ginger with galangal? I have just dug up a huge crop.

  8. Magdalena says:

    Where I live there is no fresh turmeric to be had. Can I use powdered? Is it much less potent?

  9. Georgi says:

    What a timely post, as I am reading this the news is reporting on a study just done that is showing that tumeric may help prevent Alzheimers!Is fresh tumeric readily available from the fruit shop or only from health shops?

  10. Kym says:

    This has a nice kick which is helping me try and quit coffee.

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