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Ginger-Lemon Tisane

My roommate, Kristina is under the weather. Coughing, sneezing, pajama pants at 3 PM on a weekday sick. She is not happy about it.

So, I made her a cup of this stuff. It’s magical—I swear by it. Whenever I feel a cold coming on, I make a big pot of it and sip it all day. It’s slightly spicy, thanks to the ginger, and soothing on the throat, thanks to the honey. It’s also delicious (even if you’re not sick), chilled and served over ice.


  • 2 1/2 cups water 
  • 1 2" piece ginger, chopped (no need to peel) $0.50
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (reserve one or two for garnish) $0.50
  • honey to taste Pantry

Recipe Serves 1


  1. Combine water, ginger and lemon in a small pot.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Strain and pour into a mug. Sweeten with honey to taste.

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Hannah, on Mar 2, 12:45 AM, wrote:

Hi Gabi! This is one of my favorite things to do when I’m A) feeling a cold coming on or B) feeling the need for a cozy delicious tea. It’s so yummy. I learned it from my step-mom who was sick on her 6-week trip in India about 3 years ago. She had someone deliver a whole pot of it every day to her hotel room until she was all better. She swears by it and so do I – good post!

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