At that time of the year folks. Everyone is coughing up a lung, sneezing and leaving their germs every where. Shout out to my immune system because I very rarely get sick but I still take all precautions. This tea can be served warm (my preference) or cold. Serving it warm helps loosen things up if you are congested but if you just want a nice cold tea than go for it.
Green tea by itself packs ton of nutrients and immune boosting benefits but this tea doesn’t stop there. I added freshly grated ginger, squeezed lemons, turmeric and honey to make it a super packed drink that does more than just work at keeping you healthy. Making it in a huge batch actually makes it less expensive and makes it easy to access all the time so there’s no excuse! A gallon lasts me an entire week of a nice big glass daily. Here’s a little break down of the ingredients and their benefits.
- Ginger- helps digestion, aids in inflammation, reduce muscle pain and soreness( works for cramps too!), lower blood pressure
- Lemons- contain lots of potassium, vitamin C which helps fight sickness, provides energy, and a nice taste without adding sugar
- Turmeric- natural anti-inflammatory, increases antioxidant capacity of the body, boosts brain activity
- Honey- antibacterial and antifungal, reduces internal irritation, soothes, naturally sweet without bad sugar.
All together this tea is just what you need!
- 20 green tea bags, removed from their package
- 1 gallon of filtered spring water
- 5 tbsp of freshly grated ginger
- 2 tbsp of ground turmeric
- 6 large lemons, juiced
- 1 cup of raw or organic honey
- In a large soup pot, pour your gallon of water in and bring to a light boil. Once the water has boiled, remove from heat and clip on your tea bags to the side of the pot. This prevents them from floating all over because no one wants to go fishing through the pot for a tea bag.
2. Let steep for 5-7 minutes. Give the tea bags a good squeeze with tongs right before you take them out to get all of the extra flavor and benefits. Use tongs because the bags are piping hot.
3. Add your grated ginger, lemon juice, honey and turmeric and stir. You can grate your ginger before hand or grate it right into the pot like I did. Whatever is easier for you. Serve warm or set aside until cool and put in a gallon sized liquid container and store in the fridge for easy access to pour cold or pour in a glass and warm up.