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Calamansi Honey Ginger Tea

This is my family's cure-all elixir tea. Ginger is known for it's medicinal properties, especially in aiding stomachaches and motion-sickness. Honey works wonders for scratchy throats and congestion. The added acidity from the calamansi fruit brightens up this wonderful tea.

Yield: makes 2 cups

Author The Little Epicurean

Ingredients

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 inch piece ginger root, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • juice of 2 calamansi fruits

Instructions

  1. 1. Slice ginger into matchsticks or disks.  Add ginger and water to a small pot.  Bring to a boil.  Cover pot and let ginger steep for 10-15 minutes.  Add calamansi juice and honey.  Stir until honey dissolves.  Strain ginger.  Reheat tea, if necessary.  Serve warm with thin slices of calamansi fruit.  Adjust sweetness according to taste.

Recipe Notes

*Alternatively, you can use 1/2 lemon in place of calamansi.