Oh, how I miss a good cup of coffee. What we have access to here doesn't cut it for me, so I've switched to drinking tea on a daily basis, and since we're still in the dead of winter, a warm cup of anything really does the trick.
My new favorite, caffeine-free drink is so simple and full of so much goodness. For a heaping pot, here's what you'll need:
- Mint leaves
- Fresh ginger, peeled
- Raw honey (optional)
Begin by dicing your ginger into chunks, slicing your lemon. There's no need to pull the mint leaves from their stems.
Alternate between the three ingredients, stacking them into a tea pot or strainer.
Lastly, fill the pot with boiling water and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. The longer you wait, the more infused your water will be. My teapot holds its heat suprisingly well, but if your's doesn't, it's as simple as popping a mug-full in the microwave or just drinking it cold (hot summer days, I'm ready for you).
You can add the honey either right before you add the hot water or choose to just put some in each individual cup (my preference), but this drink tastes pretty incredible as is.
Goes great with a bowl of elixirs (I put the figs in the bottom this time and they got nice a warm), and a thick book.