Spice up your green tea drink with the zest and natural medicinal properties of ginger.
Instead of reaching for an over the counter remedy for gastrointestinal upset, why not substitute fresh ginger root which is widely available in the produce section of your local grocery store. Ginger reduces the symptoms associated with nausea, vomiting, motion sickness and seasickness as it contains an anti-inflammatory compound called gingerols which aides in reducing pain and inflammation.
Ginger Iced Green Tea
12 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
3 inches fresh peeled ginger
12 green tea bags
Sparkling water (lemon-flavor)
Place water, sugar and ginger in a large pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer covered for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add tea bags and cover. Let tea brew for 3 minutes then remove tea bags. Strain tea and dispose of ginger. Pour tea into a carafe or pitcher and cool completely in refrigerator.
To serve, fill glass with ice cubes then fill halfway with tea and top with sparkling water. Enjoy!
Tip: When buying ginger select only firm and smooth ginger that are free of mold.