Homemade Ginger Tea; My Daily Elixir

Posted on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 8:00 am

Filed under Food


I was introduced to this home-grown concoction by my friend and client Broadway Tony Award Winning Actress LaChanze one day a few years ago, and have been addicted ever since.  Seeing we all probably overindulged yesterday for Thanksgiving I thought this would be a great recipe to share to cleanse our palette and help digest all that went in yesterday better so we can do it all over again later today, lol!

  • Peel a handful of ginger (literally about enough to fill your hand)
  • Grate or Slice your ginger into a large pot of water
  • Boil until it’s a rolling boil for about 15-20mins. The longer it boils the stronger it gets. If the water reduces just add more; the ginger is so concentrated it will still be very strong even with the newly added water
  • Strain the ginger with cheese cloth if you grated it or strainer if you sliced it (personally I like to leave some ginger pieces in the pitcher)
  • Pour ginger tea in teacup. Add fresh lemon juice & honey to taste
  • Pour remaining tea in pitcher & store in refrigerator. Should be enough to last you several mornings
  • I also like to drink it cold, add vodka with a wedge of lime for a nightcap

Enjoy and You’re Welcome!!!