I am totally behind on uploading recipes… So it’s nearly spring now (some days it IS spring) and some days the weather tricks us and winter storm Stella hits. Aside from this mid-March winter storm, it’s been a fairly mild winter (knock on wood) in the DC area but that hasn’t stopped everyone around me from coughing or getting sick. One of the best remedies for colds or upset tummies (says Google and Asian moms) is ginger. In the wintertime, Koreans stock up on honey ginger tea but I’ve come to be suspicious of the large glass bottles of this tea that are sold in stores because the first ingredient is always sugar or honey instead of ginger! Ginger is very strong in flavor and can give a strong kick of spice which is one of the reasons it’s mixed in with a lot of sweetness but I also don’t want to be drinking too much sugar when I want to enjoy a cup of tea.
Many of the homemade Korean recipes also use a ratio of 1:1 for sugar and sliced ginger but with a bit of scrummaging around Korean blogs I found a perfect little recipe – it does require a juicer or blender but is very simple. I made a large batch and gave my in-laws a jaw as well as a husband’s friend who is always sick. Enjoy a warm cup of tea with a kick of spice from the ginger and a hint of honey sweetness. Keep your body warm and the sickness away!