Ginger is root that has a unique spicy flavor. It helps warm the body, which makes it great for a cold day. It can also help relieve headaches* and helps with digestion.
This recipe for Ginger tea is easy to make and should take about 15-minutes. You can store the concentrated mix in the refrigerator for several months. Just add a spoonful to a cup of boiling water to enjoy.
- Fresh Ginger
- White Sugar
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First, you’ll want to weigh your ginger. When you go to the store to buy fresh ginger, you can use their scales if you don’t have one. We are using a one-to-one ratio of ginger to sugar, by weight, so if you have a pound of ginger, get a pound of ginger. After we clean and peel the ginger, the weight will reduce, but not by very much. We just need an approximate weight.
Here, we have 2 pounds, 10.8 ounces of sugar, so we’ll need the same weight in sugar. Since one cup of sugar weighs about half a pound, we need about five cups of sugar.
Next, wash and peel the ginger. You can use either a small knife or spoon to scrape the skin off.
If you have a high-power blender, chop the ginger into smaller pieces and add them together with the sugar to the blender. We blend about a pound of ginger and a pound of sugar together at a time.
If you don’t have a blender, grate the ginger with a hand grater. With the ginger grated, add it together with the sugar to a jar or container. Add a few spoons of ginger, followed by a few spoons of sugar. Alternate as you fill the container, ginger-sugar-ginger-sugar.
Once you have the container filled and covered, you can store the mixture in the refrigerator for several months so it is ready to use.
To make tea from the mixture, boil a cup of water and add a spoonful of the ginger mix. Strain and serve.
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*Further reading: Ginger for Migrane Headaches