Ginger Honey Mint and Lemon Health Tea

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Legend has it that the first person to make tea was the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong in 2737 BC. Apparently, while he was boiling water in the shade of a tree, a gentle breeze caused some leaves of the tree to fall into the water. When the emperor tasted this water it was delicious and thus tea was discovered. (He probably boiled all sorts of leaves in water after that first taste.) Today tea is the most popular drink in the world. (After water of course.)

Our new favourite tea to drink anytime of day is this Ginger Tea…

It’s tasty, soothing and has many health benefits as well. 🙂

Ginger is good for sinus problems, nausea, arthritis, relief of mild pain and inflammation, and helps in the prevention of colds and flues.

The honey is also good for sinus issues and hayfever.(especially if you use honey from the area which you live)It also helps soothe a sore throat.

Mint has antioxidants and is good for indigestion and helps relieve nasal congestion during a cold.

Lemon is a natural energizer, helps with weight loss and helps strengthen the immune system.

How to make this Tea:

We make it in a 1 liter coffee plunger.
Adjust amount of ingredients according to taste
Grated ginger (3x2cm piece of root)
Chopped mint leaves (about a handful)
2-4 tablespoons of honey
2-4 tablespoons of lemon juice
Boiled water

Drink tea while warm. It also tastes nice cold if you want to leave it in the fridge.

My bro adds a rooibos teabag to this tea which is also quite nice.

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