Lemon-Ginger Spiced Tea
by What A Dish!
1 1-inch or so piece ginger, peeled
2 cardamom pods, smashed to expose seeds (leave out if you don't have it...but check out an ethnic grocery store to buy these cheap)
1 cinnamon stick
1-2 cups water
1/2 lemon, juiced
favorite local honey, to taste
1. If you have a teapot: Pour boiling water from the teapot over the ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon stick into a large mug. Let steep about 5 minutes, then strain and remove spices and ginger. Add lemon juice and honey to taste, and enjoy.
2. In the microwave: In a large mug, place the ginger, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Pour cold water over, as much as you want (1- 1.5 cups), and microwave 2-3 minutes, to get it nice and hot. Let sit and steep a few extra minutes, remove the spices and ginger (by straining if desired). Add lemon juice and honey to taste, and enjoy.
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