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Ginger White Tea Concentrate

Posted by memeinge
February 23, 2015
Featured in: Frugal Feasts
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Feeling a bit sick? Use this recipe for Ginger White Tea Concentrate to make a delicious, cold-fighting drink!

Ginger White Tea Concentrate for an easy cup of delicious, cold-fighting beverage

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I'm a tea-aholic. I would write a love song for tea. I would fly it to the moon. I would walk 500 miles for tea.

However, I have a really hard time paying more than $3 for a cup or bottle of tea. The budget-savvy girl in me just will not do that for tea, no matter how much love I have for it. I know that $3 isn't a lot, but when you drink tea daily it can certainly add up.

I will only spend more than $3 on tea in dire situations, so I like to be prepared to prevent those dire situations from happening. I have bags of tea in every single bag, purse, nook and cranny of anything I own. I don't often find myself in a situation where I am without it.

However, I do often find myself craving tea. So it's tempting to stop at the local coffee shop and pick up a tea when I'm out running errands. Or grab a bottle of the nice looking bottled tea at the grocery store.

Those bottled teas always sound so delicious... Mango Açaí, Raspberry Lemon, Jasmine Pomegranate... You can see how a tea-lover like me would be tempted.

Feeling a bit sick? Use this recipe for Ginger White Tea Concentrate to make a delicious, cold-fighting drink!

Then I spy one that has ginger and next thing I know I'm the proud owner of an overpriced bottle of tea in a pretty glass container. Fiddlesticks.

How do I solve problems like these? I make it myself.

Unfortunately, I don't always have ample time to boil water with ginger then add in tea and let that steep then stir in honey and lemon and yada yada yada. So I make a big batch of my magical tea concentrate and keep it in the fridge all week to make quick cups of flavored, amazingly delicious tea.

Why do I call my tea magical? Well, I'm convinced that white tea keeps me from getting sick. In the past 5 years, the only two times I've gotten sick have been when I didn't drink my daily cup o' white tea. Coincidence? I don't care; I'm sticking to it.

Ginger, honey, and lemon are also really great when you aren't feeling your best.

Keeping a batch of this magical Cold-Fighting Tea Concentrate in my fridge makes it easy for me to get in my sickness-preventing-beverage. Depending on your preference you can make this hot or cold. Just stir 2 ounces {1/4 cup} into 6 ounces hot or ice cold water, and enjoy!

If you aren't convinced that my magical drink really prevents colds or helps you feel better when you have one, then just make this because it's down right delicious! I may or may not go through batches of this concentrate in one or two days.

Feeling a bit sick? Use this recipe for Ginger White Tea Concentrate to make a delicious, cold-fighting drink!

Feeling a bit sick? Use this recipe for Ginger White Tea Concentrate to make a delicious, cold-fighting drink!

Fight off a cold with a cup of tea made with this Ginger White Tea Concentrate!
Feeling a bit sick? Use this recipe for Ginger White Tea Concentrate to make a delicious, cold-fighting drink!

Cold-Fighting Tea Concentrate

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (1 inch) piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 6 bags of white tea {about 10g tea}
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 TBSP honey

Directions

  1. Add the water and ginger to a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and add in white tea. Let steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags from mixture and stir in juice from 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of honey. Strain out lemon seeds and ginger pieces. Transfer to a glass container and keep sealed in the fridge until ready to use.

  2. To use: pour 2 ounces {1/4 cup} concentrate into 6 ounces {3/4 cup} hot or ice cold water. Stir and enjoy!

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memeinge
Meme Inge is the author of the FRUGAL FEASTS Feature on HealthyAperture and is a registered dietitian/nutritionist living in sunny San Diego, CA. Growing up surrounded by a family of cooks, Meme has always been a lover of food. She started the blog Living Well Kitchen as an outlet for sharing her kitchen creations and nutrition knowledge with others. Living Well Kitchen is busting with recipes, practical nutrition advice, local restaurant reviews, fitness fun, and any other ramblings she may have. Join her as she waxes poetic about fruits & veggies and tries to make southern staples just a little bit healthier
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