Woowee! Grad school has been kicking my booty lately (that kind of rhymes and I’m into it). I have definitely been feeling the stress of writing papers, assignments, and the black death that it is organic chemistry. I am a faithful coffee drinker, we’ve been going steady for about 7 years now and I don’t see us breaking up anytime soon, however, when I’m feeling stressed my nerves can’t quite take the added caffeine in my system. So I’ve been drinking this lemon honey ginger tea A LOT. Now I know you can go to the store and buy lemon honey ginger tea, but it honestly just tastes like a dried bag of nastiness and no one has time for that. Plus this way you get the added benefits of fresh ginger and lemon, and you can make sure there aren’t any other sneaky ingredients being added.
This is also a great drink to make if you’re feeling under the weather… hello flu season! If you can, buy raw local honey. Buying local honey may actually be able to help ward off allergies. Some think that when you ingest the honey you are also ingesting small amounts of pollen, and over time this can help to make you less sensitive to pollen. Ginger has a long history of being used medicinally to help with digestion and immunity. Lemon contains vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and flavonoids, among other immunity boosting nutrients.
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger (no need to peel it)
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon raw local honey (you can skip the honey if you are avoiding sugar)
Add all the ingredients to a pot with a mugs worth of water. Let the ingredients simmer on low for 5-7 minutes. Strain the water into your favorite cup and enjoy! You may need to play around with the measurements until you reach your ideal tea.