It may be March, but it still feels like the dead of winter. Ice is falling on the sidewalks, I can’t go outside without wearing 12 layers, and it feels like like I’ve had a cold for 8 weeks. I love you Boston, but this winter is killing me.
That’s where this lemon ginger tea comes in.
I’m all for convenience, and tea bags are great and all, but making homemade lemon ginger tea only requires two ingredients (plus water) and just tastes so much better. You can make this fresh lemon ginger tea in advance, keep it in the fridge for a few days, and serve it warm or cold.
4 cups water
2 inch piece of ginger
1 lemon (plus more for garnish if desired)
Bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat.
Peel the ginger and slice it thinly, then juice the lemon using a citrus reamer or by hand.
Add the ginger slices, lemon juice, and leftover lemon rind to the pot.
Allow to steep for 20 minutes, then strain and serve. Add lemon slices to garnish.