Drink, Health

Ginger Tea with Cinnamon & Honey

Last week I was in pretty severe pain & desperately called up my new TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) doctor for advice on a natural attempt to lessen my pain. He gave me this recipe for Ginger tea with Cinnamon & Honey to drink 4 times daily – and while I cannot tout for it’s pain relieving capabilities (unfortunately it didn’t quite do the trick for me) – it tastes wonderful & is a welcome warm drink for the Fall season. Plus it makes your house camper smell great!

 

I’m sure there is a more complicated, multiple dish dirtying was to make it, but ain’t-nobody-got-time-for-that. Here’s a quick & simple way to brew it up in no time & to keep enjoying throughout the day.

 

Ginger Tea with Cinnamon & Honey

You’ll need:

  • 3 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled & cut
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp raw honey (per cup)
  • enough clean, filtered water for a full coffee pot
  • coffee maker
  • 1 coffee filter

To make:

  • Place 3 inch knob of peeled, chopped/cut ginger in coffee filter in coffee maker
  • Put 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon (or 1 cinnamon stick) directly into the coffee pot
  • Turn on coffee maker & let the ginger steep in the hot water, emptying the ginger infused water into the coffee pot
  • Once your coffee maker has emptied all the water into the pot, you can stir the cinnamon if you’d like to disperse it more evenly.
  • Pour a mug of your ginger & cinnamon tea & be sure add a nice teaspoon of honey.
  • Leave you coffee maker on as long as your comfortable doing so, so that you can enjoy it warm throughout the day. Or refrigerate the remaining tea up to 24 hours.

 

ginger-tea

 

As I am not a physician, I cannot tell you that this will heal you in any form or fashion for any ailment. But I will say that after having the congestion crud for a few weeks, this seemed to help clear my lungs a bit & was a nice welcomed flavor to the very “blah” taste you get in your mouth when you’ve been sick.

 

I hope you enjoy it!

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