Days are cold, snow drifts are high, and I’ve been guzzling mug fulls of this warming drink. It greets me each morning with its fresh ginger aroma and gives me the gumption to brave the snowy paths and swirling winter breezes outside my front door. During the cold days of winter I just need a warm and cozy drink to start my day. Though I don’t limit it just to that time. A mug with my afternoon snack, another before bed, this tea concoction is great any time of the day. In fact, I’m sipping a cup as I’m writing this post!
It is quick and easy to prepare, too. Just make the Ginger Juice concentrate (recipe below), and you are set for many mugs of tea. The concentrate is a staple in my fridge this time of year. I add a tablespoon or in so of the concentrate to my Ginger Juice Tea each morning. It is also great iced, or taken as a detox shot (I mix 1-2 tablespoons with a generous dollop of honey and a splash of coconut water).
Add this Ginger Juice to anything you please. I can see it spicing up cocktails galore. Make sure to tell me about your creations! Tag your instagram pics, tweets, etc. with #CatchingSeeds. I love love seeing when you guys make my recipes or use them to inspire your own. It just makes my day, even more than this ginger tea does. And when you taste it, you’ll know what a compliment that truly is!
- 5 oz . fresh ginger , cut into a few chunks
- 1/2 oz . fresh turmeric (optional)
- 3 cups warm water
- 2-4 tablespoons raw honey
Add all ingredients to a powerful blender or food processor. Process until the ginger and turmeric are broken down into a pulp and the water is brightly colored. Pour through a fine mesh strainer and store for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
For a vegan option, use agave instead of honey.
For a sugar-free option, omit the honey and add a few dashes of stevia if desired.
- 1 tablespoon ginger juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 Rooibos tea bag
- 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
- 1-2 slices fresh ginger (optional)
- 10 oz . boiling water
Add the ginger juice, honey, tea bag, and cinnamon stick and ginger slices (if using) into your mug of choice. Pour 10 oz. of boiling water into the mug. Let steep for 5-6 minutes. Remove teabag and enjoy!
The cinnamon stick and slices of ginger are optional, but really take the tea to the next level. They add great flavor and look so pretty.
For a vegan option, substitute agave for the honey.
For a sugar-free option, omit the honey and add a few drops of stevia if desired.