Sweet, strong, and hot, this spicy tea is perfect for nursing a cold or to warm up on a chilly day. Remove the yellow lemon peel (leave the white pith) with a vegetable peeler. The ginger slices make a nice, medicinal treat, but you can discard before serving if you prefer.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
4 cups water, divided
1/3 cup gave nectar or honey, or more to taste
1⁄4 cup crystallized ginger, cut into thin strips
2 strips lemon peel, about 3 inches each
11⁄4 cups fresh lemon juice (about 7-8 lemons) Spirals of lemon peel, or lemon slices, for garnish
In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water, agave or honey, ginger, and lemon peel to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer briskly for 15 minutes. Add remaining 3 cups water and lemon juice. Heat. Remove and discard lemon peel. Ladle into mugs and garnish with spiral of lemon peel or lemon slices.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING: 90 cal, 0g fat (0g mono, 0g poly, 0g sat), 0mg chol, 0g protein, 25g carb, 1g fiber, 0mg sodium
Wed, 2013-01-02 18:47