Mu-Tea ( A Herbal Hot Toddy)


“There is nothing quite like a cup of hot steaming brew to remind you that you are not going to feel lousy for long. This alcohol-free toddy is a cheering infusion of common kitchen staples that is gentle enough to be sipped throughout the day without causing any unwanted side-effects or drowsiness. The ginger and cayenne are gently warming and help to improve circulation, the garlic and lemon help to boost the immune system, and thyme protects and soothes the respiratory tract. Make larger batches of the basic brew and heat as needed and then add the remaining ingredients to each cup – not forgetting the spoonful of honey, of course, to help the medicine go down.”

Basic brew:
750ml Water
½ cup Ginger, washed and sliced
4-5 sprigs Fresh Thyme
2 Garlic cloves, whole

For each cup:
2 TBSP Lemon Juice
1 tsp Raw Honey
Pinch Cayenne Pepper

1. Place all tea ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
2. Place the lemon, honey and Cayenne Pepper in a cup for each serving. Strain tea into the cup and stir until honey is dissolved. Drink hot and reserve remaining liquid for future use.

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