2 tablespoons fresh ginger root (about 2 inches)
4 cups water
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (juice of 1/2 lime), optional
1 to 2 tablespoons honey, to taste
Prepare the fresh ginger by peeling it and slicing it thinly which will help
you make a very flavourful ginger tea
In a saucepan, add the water and ginger, and bring to a boil for at least
10 minutes. For a stronger and tangier tea, allow to boil for 20 minutes
or more and use more slices of ginger.
Remove it from the heat, strain, and add the lime juice and honey to
taste. Enjoy your ginger tea.
Feel free to add as much ginger as you want and keep it simmering for as
long as you want.
The roots are typically about 1 inch in diameter, and a 2-inch section
should yield about 2 tablespoons of sliced ginger. When measuring by
weight, a 2-inch segment should be about 1/2 ounce.
If you have leftover ginger root, you can freeze it to use later.
Try other spices such as star anise or cardamoms
For tea throughout the week, make a big batch by doubling or tripling
the recipe. Store the tea in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Drink it
cold or heat it up one cup at a time within a week for the freshest taste.
Sweeten the tea with maple syrup rather than honey (for low FODMAP)
Enjoy unsweetened, depending on your personal taste