There is something unmistakably cozy about wrapping your hands around a warm mug on a cold day. Even cozier when that mug is steaming with spicy ginger, vibrant lemon and soothing honey! This drink is excellent as an expectorant tea or a sore throat soother. Even if you aren’t under the weather, this warming beverage will make you feel restored and vibrant!
2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon dried echinacea flowers or roots
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
Juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon
1 teaspoon honey
In a bowl or teapot, pour the boiling water over the Echinacea and gingerroot. Cover and seep for 10-15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and honey and stir.
Adapted from Growing 101 Herbs That Heal by Tammi Hartung (Storey Publishing, 2000).