Ginger. I feel it’s like Marmite. You either love it or you hate it. No fgs, I don’t mean the hair colour.
Ginger, the flowering plant that was one of the first spices to be exported from Asia arriving in Europe and used extensively by the Ancient Romans and Greeks. We have used it across the globe for centuries (that’s when you know something’s good, am I right?), with the first written record coming from the Analects of Confucius!
Whether we use it as a fragrant kitchen spice or part of a homeopathic remedy, the uses of ginger in its many forms are extensive and varied.
I want to share with you a homemade ginger tea recipe that I like to make. I feel like if you don’t like ginger then now is the right time to leave this post because I’m about to go into a detailed methodology and how to make (imho) the best ginger tea ever.
First up is the ingredients list:
Yep you’re going to need some fresh ginger
Slice of orange
- Slice approximately 1inch fresh ginger. There’s no need to peel unless you really want to, just wash it before hand to ensure there’s no dirt
- Boil kettle
- Using a mesh tea infuser, place the ginger inside and brew in your fave mug for 5 mins
- Add 1tsp agave nectar and stir
- Squeeze a little of the juice from the orange into your tea and serve with a thin slice or orange
Cost: 22p per serving
I go on the basis of 1inch ginger per cup. You could make this in a saucepan also if you didn’t have a tea infuser or if you were making for more than one person.
The orange and the agave is a must for me because it tempers the fieriness of the ginger.
It’s also probably worth noting that you may find the 5 minutes brewing time optional or you may want to take the ginger out sooner or even later.
This caffeine free tea is just joyful. It’s fiery and flavourful and according to Traditional Chinese Medicines, it has strong effects on the stomach, spleen and liver meridians which has also been proven in scientific studies too as it works really well to combat nausea, reduces inflammation as well as being a proven beneficial digestive aid.
What’s your favourite way to use ginger? Leave your comments below.
Peace to the planet and peace to your pockets.
Love always, The Humble Avocado x x