Ginger Tea

Soothing and healthful, this tea recipe is good three ways: hot, iced, and as a sparkling fizz.

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    1   cup 
    boiling water
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    4   1/8-inch slices 
    fresh ginger
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    1   small sprig 
    fresh rosemary or fresh mint, or 2 strips lemon peel*
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    1/2  teaspoon 

Pour water in cup. Add fresh ginger, rosemary, and honey. Stir to dissolve honey. Steep 5 minutes. Remove ginger and rosemary or, for intense ginger and rosemary flavor, leave in ginger and rosemary while sipping. Makes 1 serving.
  • *Note: Use only yellow peel; avoid the white pith of the lemon.
  • Iced Ginger Tea: Prepare Ginger Tea; remove ginger and rosemary. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours. Serve over ice.
  • Sparkling Ginger Fizz: Prepare Iced Ginger Tea using six 1/8-inch slices of fresh ginger. Pour tea in tall ice-filled glass. Pour in calorie-free ginger ale, carbonated water, or sparkling white wine.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 11, carb. (g) 3, sugar (g) 3, sodium (mg) 47, Potassium (mg) 4, calcium (mg) 10, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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