Ginger Tea

This is my husband’s and my weekend afternoon pick-me-up.  Try it out.  It will put some pep back in your step.


1 cup water

1 tbsp fresh ginger root, grated

1 or 2 cardamom pods, or two pinches of cardamom powder

1 heaping tsp tea*

1 tsp sugar or honey (optional), or to taste

Milk (I use skim)


1.  Combine water, ginger and cardamom in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add tea and continue boiling until the raw tea smell is gone, or about 3-5 minutes.  (Smell it when you first add the tea, and then keep smelling until you notice the change.)

2.  Add the sugar and milk, lower the heat and bring to a low simmer, stirring once or twice.

3.  Strain into your favorite tea cup or mug and enjoy!

*Note: You can use tea bags, but I prefer to use Assam tea from my local Indian grocery store.  This is differently processed leaf tea.  It looks almost like coarse ground coffee.