This is my very first post for 2014 and I do want to make a healthy drink which is very easy to make, healthy and taste really good. For that reason today I will make 2 types of simple tea: lemon honey tea and lemon ginger tea. These teas are very healthy and you can use it every day to boost your immune system, reduce the colds, wrinkles and support your total health.
The main ingredient of tea is lemon with a high amount of vitamin C. Lemon helps to protect your body against immune system deficiencies, reduces colds, de-toxic your body too. In my drinks I used slice of fresh lemon instead of only fresh lemon juice so that my drinks have a light bitter taste. Do you know that lemon peel is very good to your health?
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference in every 100 gram of lemon peel has 134 milligrams of calcium, 160 milligrams of potassium, 129 milligrams of vitamin C and 10,6 milligram of fiber. Lemon peel can improve the bone health with a high amount of calcium, decrease cholesterol level and boots immunity and digestion too. Besides, the lemon peels contain 30% of pectin which helps our body to reduce the cholesterol. In human digestion, pectin binds to cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract and slow glucose absorption by trapping carbohydrates. That why I keep lemon peels in my drink. At the beginning you might not like the lemon’s peel bitter taste, but you will like it when you get used to it.
Gingerin lemon honey tea can treat the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches and aid digestion. You can use this tea for reduce nausea, and reduce muscle pain too.
- Some slice of fresh lemon: You can cut lemon into thin slice. The thinner the lemon is the better flavor the drinks will be.
- 2 gram of fresh pressed ginger
- Honey or salt
First, I will make lemon honey tea:
- I put some slice of lemon into a cup with 2 tsp. of honey. If you don’t want to use honey, you can put about 0,5gram salt into the drink.
- Then pour 150-200 ml fresh boiling water into a cup.
- Wait for 3-5 minutes and now you have very healthy drinks to start a new day.
You can use this tea in every morning to de-toxic your body. Besides, lemon honey tea is very good to your colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial.
And now we start to make lemon ginger tea. You can use honey or sugar to sweeten your drink according to your hobby. But you can also make this hot drink with only lemon and ginger.
- Put 2 gram of fresh ginger and some slice of lemon into a cup.
- Put 2 tsp. of honey or sugar if you like sweet drink.
- Pour 150-200 ml of fresh boiling water and wait for 5 minutes.
Honey ginger tea supports your body immune systems, reduces the cold symptoms, flu-like symptoms and cough too. My teas have a bitter taste of lemon’s peels, slight sweet of honey, a lot vitamin C and warm smell of ginger.
Here are my products after 5 minutes.
Lemon is my favorite fruit and you can find it everywhere in the world, which is not expensive, very good and healthy. You can use lemon in daily life and lemon can improve your total health day by day. Why don’t you kick-start a new a new habit for a new year by making a cup of lemon honey tea or lemon ginger tea in every morning. Do you drink lemon honey tea and lemon ginger tea every morning? What are your favorite recipes?
My favorite quote about life and lemon: ‘‘When fate hands you a lemon, make
lemonade’’. I do hope all of you have a great new year with a lot of happiness and healthiness. And no matter what happen be strong and be positive like a fresh lemon.
Ginger is one traditional spice for treating colds and flu-like symptoms but many people do not love ginger’s smell. If you love ginger’s health benefits but you do not like the ginger smell, you should try the fresh ginger mint tea. Fresh ginger mint tea is very healthy, tasty with the smell of fresh mint leaves and easy to make. Moreover, this tea also can de-toxic and improve the skin by the precious nutrients in mint leaves and honey. So let check what are the health benefits of fresh ginger mint tea and how to make it.
What are the health benefits of fresh ginger mint tea?
Home remedy for cold and cough: Fresh ginger mint tea can be used as home remedy for treating cold, cough and flu-like symptoms. Ginger in the tea can help you to reduce cold and flu-like symptoms. Besides, the fresh mint leaves help to overcome a cough and relief of respiratory congestion by opening up the nose, throat, and lung.
Support digestion: In Asia ginger has been used as digestion aid for thousand years. This function of ginger has been proved in many clinic types of research. Besides mint leaves and honey in this tea can check tummy aches and stomach ulcers.
Reduce nausea and vomiting. Ginger and mint leaves can reduce nausea and vomiting.
Reduce the pain and refresh your mind: Fresh ginger has been proved to reduce the pain in exercise if you use it daily for 11 continuous days.
De-toxic your body and improve skin condition: If you want to use this drink as a natural de-toxic drink, you can put more the mint leaves to enhance this benefits. Mint leaves can reduce irritated bowel syndromes and cleanses the stomach. Moreover, mint leaves contain a high amount of antiseptic qualities and menthol which can make your skin brighter.
How to make fresh ginger mint tea?
Ingredient for one cup
- 2 gram of ginger
- 2 tsp. honey
- Fresh mint leaves (If you do not have fresh mint leaves you can also use the dried mint leaves too.)
And now here we go:
Step 1: You should prepare 2 gram of ginger first. You can cut or chop ginger into small pieces or press it. I always press ginger because we can exploit or take more ginger’s water and nutrient than cut it.
Step 2: Put ginger, mint leaves and 2 tsp. of honey into a cup or a glass like this.I used my homegrown winter mint leaves to make this drink so the leaves look a little bit small.
Step 3: Pour 150-200 ml boiling water into a cup and wait for 6 minutes. But why do I need to wait 6 minutes for brewing this tea? Because the best time for brewing fresh mint leaves is 6 minutes and ginger is 5 minutes. So 6 minutes is the ideal time for both mint leaves and ginger to totally brewed.
This is my fresh brewing ginger mint tea. You can see a light yellow color from pressed ginger and green color of mint leaves. Fresh ginger mint tea has a slight smell of mint leaves and sweet and warm taste of ginger and honey. You can have 2 cups of fresh ginger mint tea in a day for reducing the cold symptoms or de-toxic. But do not drink more than 2 cups a day because our body can only consume maximum 5 gram of ginger a day.
Fresh ginger mint tea is my favorite ginger’s recipe and I will always make it if I have fresh mint leaves. If you love ginger or mint leaves you should try this delicious and very healthy drink. It is very easy to make and once you try it you will not regret with what you have. Besides fresh ginger mint tea can also reduce the cold, cough and detox your body too. If you need to know more about the benefits and how to use ginger and mint leaves you can read it more in my previous posts. I hope you like it and share with me what do you think about this healthy and tasty tea.