This winter has been all about trying to stay well and kick the cold to the curb as soon as you start to feel it come on. There are tons of icky and toxic medications people use during cold season, but I know we can do better! God has provided so many wonderful products of nature for us to eat, drink, and stay healthy. Today I want to share with you what I’ve been guzzling gallons of all winter to keep illness at bay. This wintertime tea is so yummy, you’ll feel like your indulging in a treat. But lemme tell ya, it’s soooo good for you, too!!
First get your water on the stove to boil while you prep your tea mix. Add 1 tsp of ginger, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp of cardamom, and 1/8 tsp of cloves to your mug. Next add 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp of honey. If you prefer a stronger flavor (like I do!) or are battling illness, you can increase the spice concentration to taste. For example, I sometimes do 2 tsp of ginger. Once your water is nice and hot, add 1 cup of water to your mug and stir to dissolve the honey and blend your spices. If you want a modified DIY chai experience, brew a bag of black tea into your spicy lemon-ginger-honey herbal tea.
I’ve been trying to drink at least two cups of this liquid gold per day to keep my sinuses healthy and my tummy happy. It won’t cure your cold immediately, and your nose will keep dripping (which is actually a good thing if you’re sick!), but you should recover faster and stay healthier all season long by turning to your food for medicine.