Ginger and Lemon Tea

This ginger tea is a delicious and healthy cleansing drink that doesn’t taste healthy. You can make it directly in a flask as long as it has a strainer for later.

Equipment

750 ml Thermos flask
Strainer
Weighing scales

Ingredients

30 g ginger
40 g maple syrup
30 g lemon slices (About 3 or 4 round slices)
600 ml water off the boil
100 ml red rum, dark rum or brandy (Optional)

Method

Take the ginger, the size of a golf ball is 30 g and this will make a good strong tea especially if infused for a long time. Slice it into fine strips, and cut these into batons.

Warm the flask and add all ingredients in order: ginger, lemon, maple syrup, spirits (Optional), top up with water and seal. Give a gentle shake to mix.

Wait at least 30 minutes for the ginger to infuse, strain and enjoy.

Variations

While you can’t easily add powdered spices, you can try whole cloves or a small piece of a cinnamon stick. I personally prefer just the ginger as it allows the full flavour of that wonderful root to come through.

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