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09-21-2005, 09:35 AM
I bought a piece of ginger the other day and wondered about making tea with it. If anyone has an idea of how to do this I would sure appreciate it!
I'm thinking to grate it (do I have to peel it?) and then put it in warm water and maybe it would flavor the water. I love the taste of ginger and with winter approaching this should make a nice drink.
And what other flavors, maybe herbs, that I could add to it. Thank you for any ideas!
09-21-2005, 09:56 AM
I love ginger! I juice it up with some lemons or lime and bottle it for the week. This is my morning drink and it has become very satisfying. If you are going to slice it up and put it in hot water I would peel the skin off. All the spices go well together: cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and cardamon.
09-21-2005, 10:19 AM
Let me know how that ginger tea turns out. I have been thinking about teas lately.
09-21-2005, 01:17 PM
I still make ginger tea with boiling water, so it's def. not raw. But it's such a pungent spice, perhaps if you juiced it, and added it to warm water (slowly, to taste) it would be a raw type tea.
One of the things keeping me from 100% raw all the time is this tea issue. When winter comes, it will be a real problem (if I let it) because I don't really drink tea during the summer.
Oh, well, I'll worry about it then.
Ginger in blended smoothies is just divine! Also, add cinnamon to smoothies, that's a real treat to the taste buds too.
09-21-2005, 01:38 PM
You can make tea without boiling water. Put the ginger or herbs in cold, cool, or warm water and let sit awhile. It won't be as fast as using boiling/hot water, but the flavor will be just as strong.
If you use teabags, you'll find that you can reuse the same teabag 2-3 times as the cooler water doesn't leech out all the flavor the first time around.
09-21-2005, 01:44 PM
Yum! i love ginger tea! you don't have to grate it -- just cut up the ginger in pieces and add hot water. I like it with lemon and honey
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