Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February Finds...3!

Make your own tea...

I am a huge tea drinker these days (which I think I may have mentioned)... in fact there is an empty mug sitting next to me that was tea mere moments ago. I am up to about two mugs a day... which for me is a lot. But I love the quiet calm that a glass of tea brings. How it warms your hands and infuses your senses with that same warmth and relaxation. I recently found a really delicious recipe to make your own Ginger Tea... from Better Homes and Gardens.

1 cup boiling water
4 1/8-inch slices fresh ginger
1 small sprig fresh rosemary or fresh mint, or 2 strips lemon peel*
1/2 tsp. honey

1. Pour water in cup. Add fresh ginger, rosemary, and honey. Stir to dissolve honey. Steep 5 minutes. Remove ginger and rosemary or, for intense ginger and rosemary flavor, leave in ginger and rosemary while sipping.

2. Iced Ginger Tea: Prepare Ginger Tea; remove ginger and rosemary. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours. Serve over ice.

3. Sparkling Ginger Fizz: Prepare Iced Ginger Tea using six 1/8-inch slices of fresh ginger. Pour tea in tall ice-filled glass. Pour in calorie-free ginger ale, carbonated water, or sparkling white wine. Makes 1 serving.

4. *Note: Use only yellow peel; avoid the white pith of the lemon.


"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea."

-Barnard-Paul Heroux

(photo via Real Simple)


Rachel said...

Oh dear. If two mugs is a lot, I'm a little afraid to tell you how much tea I drink (ummmm, at least 5 ENORMOUS mugs per day). I should probably try some of these recipes.

shopruche.com said...

OwWWw I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing! I love the outfits you make on polyvore =)


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