When making herbal tea, the water temperature should be between 208 – 212 degrees (f).
- One cup (8 oz) of water
- 1 tea bag
- 1.5 tsp of ginger
Steep the tea for 5-6 minutes. Steeping is soaking the tea in water to extract the flavors and nutrients. If the ginger/tea bag is in the water too long, the tea will become bitter. If you prefer a stronger cup of tea, use additional tea or less water. If making ginger tea into iced tea, use less water and add tea to ice and enjoy your ginger tea!. The hot tea will melt some of the ice to make up the difference in water.
Additives to go with your ginger tea:
Honey: Another antioxidant to boost your body’s immune system.
Brown Sugar: Additional burst of energy, but only for a short time.
Lemon or Lime Juice: A rich source of vitamin C.
Cinnamon – Additional antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties for better health.
It is believed, but not proven, that the first cup of tea was made by accident. In ancient China, Emperor Shen Nung had his water boiled to purify it before it was served to him. One day, when traveling, the wind blew a tea leaf into the boiling water pot. Tea was made! The Emperor, curious by the pleasant scent, tasted the tea. He enjoyed the taste, and tea was built.