Ginger tea to soothe a cold or cough

There are those cold winter days when I want nothing more than to snuggle under a thick blanket with a book, sipping a light brew. This simple tea is not only caffeine-free (it's very kid friendly), but the ginger and honey have medicinal properties that go a long way in helping soothe pesky colds, coughs or sore throats.

Ingredients:

1" Ginger

A handful of basil leaves

A stalk of lemongrass (optional)

1 tsp honey (optional)

2 cups Water


Method:
 

  • Smash the ginger lightly (this brings out the juices) in a mortar pestle or slice thinly.
  • Smash the lemongrass or chop roughly.
  • Roughly chop basil leaves.
  • Place all of the above in a pan with the water.
  • Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Cover the pan and let stand for a couple of minutes. Strain.
  • Add a tsp of honey (or more if you prefer).

Enjoy the soothing goodness of the herbs and honey.