If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed this holiday season, or if you’ve been indulging in too many other types of holiday beverages of the adult variety, this simple tea will help you feel better instantly!
Ginger, mint and licorice are all great for our digestive system, and the warm soothing nature of the honey and lemon will make all your winter chills and ills go away. The trick is to boil the ginger for a few minutes to get the full flavor- I learned this trick from an acupuncturist friend who helped us write this post about natural healing for the flu. If you are pregnant be sure to check with your health care provider about which teas are safe for pregnancy.
Note that dried licorice root is super sweet, so even if you love the flavor, don’t add more than this amount!
Ginger Mint Tea
2-inch knob of ginger, sliced thinly
2 Tablespoons dried peppermint leaf
1 teaspoon dried licorice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- Bring two cups water to a boil and add ginger. Let simmer on low heat for five minutes. Stir in peppermint leaves and licorice and cover. Let stand five minutes.
- Strain tea into a mug and add lemon and honey, if using. Inhale, relax, and enjoy!
Learn more about the health benefits of ginger here!