Healthy Ginger Tea With Black Pepper
No. of Servings: 1 serving
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutes
Ginger Black Pepper Ingredients:
- 2 to 2 ½ cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of tea
- 1 large piece of fresh ginger or 1/2 a teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon of coarsely powdered ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Boil the water in a saucepan and then add the tea to the water. Allow the mixture to boil for a few minutes. Next grind the pepper corns in a pepper mill or add the already ground pepper to the tea mixture.
- Also add the ginger pieces and allow the herbs to cook. Once cooked strain the tea into a tea cup and add either maple syrup or honey to sweeten. Also add the lemon all the while stirring. This drink needs to be drunk warm to hot for best results.
- You can also add turmeric and cinnamon as another option.
Tips while cooking tea:
- Never steep the tea for longer than required as this can result in the tea tasting quite bitter. If you prefer strong tea then the recommendation is to use more tea powder or 2 tea bags. Normally black teas should be steeped for about 5 minutes, while green teas should be steeped for 3 minutes. White teas should be steeped for 12 minutes and oolongs for approximately 7 minutes.
- There are a variety of flavors in teas available like morning blends or jasmines. While preparing cranberry sauce at home you can replace the water required in the recipe with tea.
- Teas that are prepared with various herbs, flowers or fruits are not really teas but referred to as an infusion or a tisane. These recipes require the use of real teas.
- Ginger tea is a natural remedy for motion sickness, nausea, morning sickness and stomach upsets. Because of its carminative affects it helps in breaking up and expelling all intestinal gas. Ginger tea helps alleviate nausea for chemotherapy patients as its natural properties are such that they do not interfere with other medications.
- It is a recommended and safe remedy for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness, as it does not harm the fetus. Some research has shown that ginger may also possibly help to prevent some forms of cancer.
- Ginger and pepper tea is also known to be a good stress buster. For those suffering for cold or flu drinking this tea is highly recommended.