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Hot ginger tea, a long, warm, quiet bath and a great book…that’s my idea of a relaxing evening. Unfortunately, with 2 girls, 3 and under, I don’t have many opportunities to take a long (much less quiet) bath. Although my 3-year-old and I will often share a cup of ginger tea (she loves it too!).
Ginger is a “cure-all” in India – one of the roots that Indians use regularly in cooking (what is Indian food without ginger-garlic paste?). Ginger tea is especially used in India for stomach (digestion) troubles.
The majority of Indians drink chai tea. You can find my husband’s simple chai tea recipe here. I have a dairy allergy so I enjoy chai very rarely.
We make this ginger tea for all of our guests and everyone loves it. Delicious, satisfying, and easy to make. This tea is also good for digestion and for combatting nausea during pregnancy.
One of my husband’s favorite “Indian tea dust” is this kind:
Simple Indian Ginger Tea
- 1/2 inch piece of ginger root (smashed) (add more for a stronger ginger flavor)
- 1/2 teaspoon of Indian dust tea (or any kind of tea leaf) (more or less as preferred)
- 2 cups of water
- Smash ginger root with a mortar and pestle.
- Add it to water and bring to a boil. Brew for a few minutes.
- Add tea leaves. Boil for another minute or two.
- Filter and drink.
You can also squeeze in a bit of fresh lemon. Yum! Tastes great with or without honey.
Related: Easy, Yummy Indian Chai Tea