As I sit here on my couch in New Jersey, thinking about my recent two-week trip to Bali, there are many wonderful moments that spring into my mind…The sights, the smells, the smiles of the Balinese people, the crazy drivers, the beautiful landscape and the food! The one thing that stands out though is the Ginger Tea. After my first sip, I remember thinking, I need to recreate this at home!
The combination of ginger and cayenne pepper has numerous benefits…They both reduce nausea, pain and inflammation, help prevent the common cold and also aid in digestion. Give it a try!
1 tea bag (Any kind that you like! I use Lipton brand)
1 inch of fresh ginger root
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (More or less depending on how much heat you like)
1 tablespoon agave (More or less depending on your taste!)
8-10 oz water
Bring the water to a boil. Peel the ginger and cut into small chunks. Put the ginger into the mug along with a tea bag, cayenne pepper and agave. Pour the boiling water into the mug, and let it steep for a good 3-4 minutes. You can strain the tea if you like or simply enjoy!