It’s winter, it’s cold and there are weird viruses going around. During this time of year, I always try to find something warm and reassuring to soothe a bad cold or it’s great to have just as a feel-good hot drink that is caffeine-free. Here is a little concoction that will hopefully keep you warm and happy. It’s my take on honey lemon tea – I’ve added ginger, goji berries and mint to give this a slight twist.
2 tablespoons of honey (more if you prefer something sweeter)
2-3 slices of lemon
A handful of fresh mint leaves
Sliced ginger – about 1.5 inches long
1-2 tablespoons of goji berries (to taste)
Enough hot water to fill a normal size teapot
Obviously, you can tweak the ingredients list to taste. Hubby prefers more mint than I do and he added some additional mint leaves to his glass at the end.
- Add all the ingredients into a teapot which has a strainer (if you don’t have a teapot with a strainer just add all the ingredients into the the teapot and sieve it out at the end).
- Add freshly boiled water to the teapot (please wait for the water to stop bubbling in the kettle before you pour the hot water in or you may scald the mint leaves) and let it brew for 3-5 minutes.
- Pour into individual cups and add more honey or mint to taste. Voila!