Fresh Ginger Tea

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More than just a hot drink, ginger tea is often called universal medicine in Ayurveda. It's an incredible warm tonic that aids digestion, circulation, and overall vigor. Vata types benefit from fresh ginger's incredible digestive prowess: fresh ginger root helps us to absorb and assimilate daily nutrients.

Adding additional vata-pacifying herbs like lemongrass, licorice root, and ashwaganda is a fun way to change up this timeless hot tea.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C water
  • 1-inch fresh ginger root knuckle, sliced thin

Preparation

Place the water and ginger in a small saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, and turn off the heat. Let the ginger steep for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain. For a creamy treat, stir in 1 tablespoon of whole milk (from dairy, nuts, or seeds) and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.