Ginger rock sugar tea

January 9th, 2014 § 0 comments

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

I got the chills all day yesterday and was fearful of getting sick again. After a day of shivering I finally recalled a recipe my mom’s friend taught me.  A few years ago my mom suddenly fell ill and I was panicking since she never got sick. I made her this ginger rock sugar tea and it worked very well on her. I have since used it on myself every time I felt the first sign of the chills. I wanted to share this with everyone and keep this in my notes so I won’t forget again.

This tea is tasty and warms you up quickly. I sip the tea in bed and sleep the bug off after I finish the tea.

Ingredients:

  • Ginger, 3-5 slices with skin peeled
  • Rock sugar to taste

Directions:

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

Peel and slice ginger. You can add more if you can handle the heat.

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

Heat a clean pot with medium heat for a few minutes.

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

Stir or flip the ginger slices over continuously, like flipping pancakes.

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

You want to dry it out. The key is to make sure the ginger does not burn. If it burns you may have a sore throat after you drink it. It takes a few minutes, if you notice the ginger burning lower the heat and lift the pot from the stove to cool it off.

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

Once the ginger is dry, pour 1.5 cups of water into the pot.

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

Raise the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat to a slow simmer and simmer for 15mins.

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

Add small pieces of rock sugar. Add according to your own taste.

 

Ginger tea, Ginger rock sugar tea

Once the rock sugar has melted pour in to cup and sip while it’s still hot.

 

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