And here is where I begin the sugar-coated drudgery that goes on for some time until several pages later, you, reader, will finally see the herbal tea recipe that you came here to see in the first place.
This is happening.
It’s what always happens.
It is part of having or reading a blog.
Nothing is really free–everything cost something to somebody. You get a recipe that you don’t have to pay for in money, but you sure will waste a lot of time reading the lengthy procession before you get to it. You give me 30 seconds of your time, and I’ll give you a recipe that will last a lifetime.
I wonder who gets the better deal?
So far, you have skimmed through 114 words–well, more than that by the end of this sentence…
Anyway, we’ve wasted plenty of time with this introduction.
Now, for the second one:
WHAT IS GINGER
Ginger is part of a plant, a delicacy, a medicine, a spice, and so forth. Here is the full, popular internet definition, if you must know.
The best thing about ginger, perhaps, is how good it is for people. Honestly, several people call it the “miracle herb.”
A FEW OF THE MANY THINGS THAT GINGER IS GOOD FOR
Arthritis and Inflammation
High Blood Pressure
Circulation (when used in a foot bath–fantastic for diabetics)
( To read more about the awesomeness of ginger, please click here. )
OF COURSE BEFORE YOU START USING GINGER FOR ANY MEDICAL REASONS, IT IS BEST TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.
Now, for those of you who are turned off by the strong taste of ginger–THIS RECIPE IS FOR YOU!
For those of you think this will taste nasty–THIS RECIPE IS FOR YOU! I GUARANTEE THIS IS DELICIOUS!
For those of you that just want to feel great, and have a healthy body–THIS RECIPE IS FOR YOU!
For those of you with any of the listed ailments listed a few paragraphs above-THIS RECIPE IS FOR YOU!
For those of you who are frugal–THIS RECIPE IS FOR YOU!
For those of you who are allergic to Ginger…
….this recipe isn’t for you then, it would seem…
NOW FOR THE MOUTH-WATERING RECIPE
This is just downright tasty, and it is incredibly good for you!
You will need:
All Spice (optional)
normal brown/black tea bag
Cool Whip or sweet cream (very, very optional)
honey (you can pick to use either honey, OR sugar if you don’t want to use them both)
and of course, ground ginger
1) Heat water in saucepan (about 2 cups) until it just boils.
2) Put tea bag in the water and let simmer
3) Take the tea bag out after it has steeped for about 1-3 minutes, and save it for reuse or throw it away–whatever, you can handle it! 😉
4) Add about 1 TBSP of GROUND GINGER to the tea, and stir vigorously, turning up the eye heat again
5) Add 1-12 Tsp of cinnamon to the almost-simmering tea
6)Now add a pinch of the optional All Spice–just a pinch, mind you. Like the kind of pinch that you would use to put curry into your ice cream…exactly, not very much All Spice. If you make the tea again, and you really like All Spice, then go all out. (Don’t listen to me, do whatever you want to! 🙂
7) Now add the honey— about 2 TBSP. Honey and cinnamon are wonder foods, so don’t be shy when it comes to dishing them out. If your honey is cold, hold the bottle or spoonful of it over the steam coming out of the pot, and the honey should warm and drip out of the bottle/off of the spoon within seconds
8) Add sugar–about 2 Tsp–it really depends on what you think, and how much honey you used
9) Let cool slightly, and ladle tea into the cup.
10) Add about 1/4 cup of milk to your tea (all non-milk people, you know what to do!)
11) Now here is the part NOT for the faint of heart, or the strictest of health–if you want a dessert tea, put a small amount of cool whip or sweet cream on top of your tea, and sprinkle cinnamon and ginger on top of that
12) Enjoy. Isn’t it delicious? So desirable, succulent, and divine. Silky texture. Enjoy every sip, and your body will love you for it! And you should be feeling better in minutes. If you are taking ginger to heal inflammation, know that it will take a little bit longer (longer than, say, drugs like ibuprofen) to kick in, but it is a natural herb that will have little or no side effects.
This blog post ends now with this remarkably short conclusion!
(Be sure to check out our other recipes, and thanks for stopping by!)
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