It was a dark and stormy night…
Well not yet, despite my Charlie Brown opening. However, weather.com says it’s coming, so I best be prepared. There’s nothing like a soothing cup of hot tea to make for a cozy night in. Tonight it shall be ginger tea.
I keep a stash of ginger in my freezer for a time like this. I buy a few ginger roots at a time, break them up in manageable chunks, wrap them individually in plastic, and store in a ziploc bag.
When time calls for ginger tea, I take a chunk out, peel off the skin, and slice horizontally into thin-ish pieces. I don’t really measure – it just depends on how strong you want your tea. I like mine pretty strong, so I’d say three inches worth of ginger root.
I place the ginger pieces in a saucepan with a few cups of water, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Because I like my tea strong, I usually let it reduce to half, then I add sugar to taste. (Turbinado sugar works great with ginger tea.)
Just what the doctor ordered for a rainy night in. 😉