YIELD: 2 cups | TIME: 10 mins
Whether it's winter, spring, autumn or summer, the evenings leave me craving for something warm and soothing. This fresh lemon ginger tea will become a family favorite fast! With the vitamin C, potassium and flavonoid rich lemons that work against infections. With the powerful inflammatory and antioxidant effects of ginger and cinnamon. With the additional cough suppressant and sleep aide benefits of natural honey, and the digestive elements of star anise, this warm tea is a must to soothe your whole body for a relaxing night's sleep while naturally healing your body, increasing your immune response, regulating your insulin levels and improving heart health. What could be better? Oh yeah, and it tastes absolutely wonderful! Also try our own Ayurvedic tea blends, Tea No 9 and Tea No 23.
1/4 tsp green tea leaves
3/4 tsp jasmine tea leaves
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
2 petals of star anise*
2 heaping tsp local honey
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
10 oz boiling water.
*break off 2 petals of the star anise flower
Place all ingredients in a tea pot.
Pour boiling water over spices and stir. Let steep for 5 minutes. Pour and enjoy!
You can use 1/8 tsp ginger powder as it is more potent.
For the Star Anise, just break off 2 petals, if you use the whole flower it will be too strong of a flavor.