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.
A handful of basil leaves
A stalk of lemongrass (optional)
1 tsp honey (optional)
2 cups Water
- 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.