Thank you for a wonderful blog! I look forward to reading your new entries.
This tea is one I have made for years and enjoy immensely. I hope your readers have the same experience.
Use – of course, I wouldn’t defile your blog by suggesting anything other than “organic ginger root’. A pot that holds the ’25 cups’ you suggested in another blog is a good size for this. I don’t take the fancy route – I make the tea in a large stainless steel pot and put the pot in the refrigerator when its finished. Somehow, having stayed at one of your homes, I don’t think my stainless steel pot is going to gain me any followers and you folks would probably rather do this in a glass pot, but this is how I make the tea.
Use about three large pieces of organic ginger root. You can use more or less depending upon whether you want a stronger or weaker ginger taste. Slice them into fairly thin slices – although not too thin – and put them in the pot full of water. Put this on the stove with a tight cover and let it boil for a couple hours. When finished boiling, have a cup of tea and put the rest of the pot in the refrigerator. As you would like more tea – dip out a cup, heat it on the stove and enjoy until the pot runs dry.
Some people – southern people – will probably like this tea better with sugar. (Organic sugar only, or with a little honey – I like Tupelo Honey). Others – northern people – will probably like this tea better without sugar.
Leave the ginger in the pot until it is empty, then spread the ginger on a baking sheet, sprinkle with sugar and put it in the oven for 45 minutes or so and you can enjoy your leftovers as crystallized ginger.
Hope this is good payment for the enjoyment I’ve had reading your blogs.
Please don’t put my name on this – I like my privacy.
FROM THE ONE WHO HOLDS THIS BLOG TOGETHER: Thanks to the reader for a wonderful tea and a great comfort during the winter months. We received this note in November and have tried it many times before putting it in the blog. It is fantastic. There is nothing like the ‘heat’ of this tea to make the winter cold go away. We tried it in a glass container with a spout on the end to be able to go into the refrigerator to turn the spout and get a cup of tea, but we couldn’t get it to work well, especially when we wanted to heat up several cups of tea. We were in the refrigerator with the door open for too long waiting for enough tea to be poured, so we relented and have a large, ugly, stainless steel pot in the refrigerator from which we regularly dip out cups of tea for ourselves and for guests.
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