Euphoria Ginseng-Lemon-Ginger Tea Tonic.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 13, 2020

Warning, this warming tea is perfect for chilly nights, running races and leaping tall buildings. Ginseng is said to have many anti-aging benefits, from improving heart health to increasing endurance, relieving fatigue and enhancing immunity. Ginseng definitely tastes ‘of the earth,’ but with the overtones of ginger and lemon, this elixir has a nice zesty flavour to it PLUS the benefits of ginseng are worth every single last solitary sip!! See you at the race!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • 15 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: 4 Cups

Ingredients

½ cup dried American ginseng root*, broken into small pieces

½ cup dried ginger root

¼ cup dried lemon peel

4 cups filtered water

Raw, unpasteurized honey, to taste

Method

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Measure out ¼ cup and place remaining dry ingredients into a mason jar for future use.

Simmer ¼ cup of mixture with 4 cups of water in a covered pan for 15 minutes 15 Minutes, but do not boil.

Strain, add honey and enjoy your renewed energy!

*Important Note: Wild American ginseng is in danger of extinction - unfortunately it is Canada’s ivory or rhino horn. It grows in southern Ontario and western Quebec all the way down to Georgia and Louisiana in the United States. French settlers started exporting it to China 300 years ago, and at one point, it was New France's biggest export after fur. Planted, harvested American Ginseng root is definitely not in any danger, just the wild Ginseng.

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