Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I love tea!  A warm cup of tea is so comforting in the winter and a cold glass of iced tea is so refreshing in the summer.  Many packaged teas have artificial flavors and/or some preservatives in order to keep the tea bags fresh and useful in your cupboard for a long time.  So why not make your own? 

I love the combination of fresh ginger, fresh mint and fresh squeezed lemon.  All of these elements are great for digestion/metabolism and they are very flavorful.  In fact, I often drink this mixture when I am experiencing some indigestion and it settles my stomach right away!

  • 1 heaping tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 15 - 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lemon


Remove skin from ginger root (I like to just scrape the skin off with a spoon or you can also use a knife).  Grate the ginger (on a box grater I like to use the second smallest holes).  Place grated ginger in a tea strainer.

Wash mint leaves and pluck from stem.

Boil water. 

Add ginger, mint leaves and boiling water to a pitcher.  Squeeze in lemon juice and mix. (I like to insert a fork into the middle of the lemon and use it as leverage to really get every last drop of juice out!)

Let it sit for at least 10 - 15 minutes to absorb all the flavor.  The longer the better. 

I like to drink a hot cup right away and then put the rest in the refrigerator and have it as a cold drink throughout the week!

Bad Joan


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  3. This sounds absolutely gorgeous! I'll definitely be giving it a try.

  4. this is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing this...