It's on one of those chilly days that I need a little warmth so I grab my ginger, thyme, and a few extra ingredients to make myself tea. This tea packs a punch, very warming. It is a hot herbal infusion to be exact.
Hot herbal infusions are great! They allow for the volatile oils and vitamins to be extracted from the plant that you are using. It works with leaves, flowers, and roots. It takes time to steep so I like to make mine at night so that it can sit overnight working. In the morning, I strain (or not ) warm-up, and yum! Or I make it first thing in the morning so that by nightfall I can warm it up and enjoy!
This tea can be used as a base for another or if you like the kick of ginger, drunken like a shot/in smaller amounts straight.
***Not for those taking blood thinners, anti-coagulants, and anti-platelet medication. Not for those with a bleeding disorder, those who are pregnant and those with acid reflux.***
In a 60 oz bottle mix the following:
3 tablespoons of grated Ginger root (Warning for those who do not like strong and spicy teas, reduce the amount of ginger)
1 hand full of fresh Thyme (stem and leaves)
1 whole squeezed Lemon
3 tablespoons of Raw honey
Cover with boiled water and let sit out on the counter for at least 4hrs. Because of the ginger root, 8+hrs works well.
Pour yourself one shot. Or you can add 3/4 cup and dilute with 1/4th cup of plain boiled water.
Sit back and enjoy a few minutes with you, positive thoughts, and sounds of nature or silence.
This is educational and not medical advice. You should speak to your doctor before starting any new botanicals.