There are few things I adore about winter. Snow is one of them (if we get it) and those cozy 'warmish' days when you get to enjoy outside after being indoors for days. Those are golden. We had one yesterday which turned into "Winter adventure, powered by Spicy Ginger Tea Recipe adopted for kids' taste."
If you saw our family vision board, you probably noticed that this year we made plans to travel. Even if it means just around the corner. We also wished to be more spontaneous. It's a challenge we kids, but we are up for it!
So when the sun hit noon yesterday, we decided to go drink tea. Anywhere beautiful and the place we haven't been to yet.
So we drove and drove and then we stopped for a quick snack and asked around in a local village for a nice place to drink tea. We were lucky. Very lucky.
See it all in action!
Perfected winter ginger tea recipe kids will love
secret ingredient: apples!
- 8-10 thin slices of raw ginger ginger
- 15 peppercorns
- few drops of lemon essential oil (I buy them at wholesale prices)
- 4 cardamon seeds
- 1 tsp grounded cinnamon
- honey to taste
Peel and slice ginger. Cut apples in slices. Cut cardamon seeds in half. Put the rest ingredients into the pot with boiling water.
Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add lemon essential oil before serving.
Grab a ladle and pour the winter ginger tea in cups. Use strainer if needed.
Sit back, enjoy the sunset and sip your tea.
Why this should be your GO-TO TEA during winter
ginger helps to promote healthy sweating, which is often helpful during colds and flu season. Also is creating some immune boosting action.
lemon essential oil. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, which is a powerful antioxidant. Also it improves your mood (which is very needed during winter days) and of course boosts your immune system.
apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. We all know they are healthy.
cinnamon - helps to improve circulation, increases metabolism (great for those lazy days at home), it has a warming effect. It also fights infections though it's anti-microbial and anti viral activity.
honey - is anti-bacterial. It can reduce cough and throat irritation.
peppercorn include relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, the common cold, constipation, indigestion. It is also a very good anti-inflammatory agent.
cardamon has a lot of health benefits. This pungent spice may help prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It’s also used for bronchitis and coughs.
This ginger tea recipe is very customizable. We have tried many variations of it and we like this particular one (described above) the best. Adding a lot of apples makes it 'kid friendly', yet zesty enough for adults to drink.
I hope I got your taste buts tingling enough to make your own ginger tea.