However much I love a classic British brew, there are some mornings when my body needs a ‘clean’ and a boost. Lemon and ginger is not a revelation of a combination, but with a few added superfood spices and a teaspoon of honey, this detox, immune-boosting, and all around-goodness tea is simply perfect!
I created this super-tea recipe in light of a recent tap I’ve had installed in our house (hear me out before you think I’m about to talk about drains for a whole post). Genuinely, it’s one of the most exciting gadgets I’ve had in a while – call me weird or call me a foodie, but as I’m constantly cooking, washing up and a huge water drinker anyway, it’s safe to say this tap has revolutionised my little kitchen! Hello, Zip HydroTap.
It gives boiling, sparking, cold SUPER-filtered drinking water, along with normal unfiltered water (hot and cold) for washing up. It’s dreamy, as is this tea.
With a half teaspoon of both cinnamon and turmeric powder, freshly sliced ginger, lemon, and a drizzle of honey – it really does work some magic. Here’s just a few of the health benefits from these ingredients;
Cinnamon; It’s a great source of antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps to lower blood sugar levels, can help prevent Candida, it’s a natural sweetener and has been shown to reduce several risk factors for heart disease.
Turmeric; This contains a compound called Curcumin which has been proven to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, can help lower risk of heart disease, has shown to positively act as an anti-depressant and can help to neutralise free radicals.
Ginger: Very closely related to turmeric in what it offers, although it has more health benefits. It can also help treat nausea such as morning and travel sickness, lower blood sugar levels and help with treating chronic indigestion.
Lemon: Full of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E and many more, lemons are a superfood in their own right. Like ginger, they can also help with indigestion and is great for the skin, energy levels and can help you feel fuller for longer!
Honey: Adds a natural sweetness to the tea and can help soothe sore throats and boost energy. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties!
All you need to do is add boiling water to the ingredients and give them a stir, enjoy the amazing fresh smells and let the spices infuse.
Not only did I hate waiting for water to boil in a kettle, but if you’re anything like me, you’d boil it 2-3 times as when it ‘pinged’, I was never quite ready. Zip HydroTap takes allllll of that away and it’s better for the environment conserving energy. You also only pour what you actually need rather than boiling a whole kettle full of water.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, it’s ideal for the morning but if you are feeling under the weather, also a nice one to have just before bedtime.
You can check out Zip Water’s tap selections here. They also do workplace taps so do a good job at sweet talking the boss!
- Half a fresh lemon, sliced
- 3cm piece of fresh ginger, sliced
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tsp of honey
- Place all the ingredients in a heat-proof pot and fill with boiling water.
- Give it a stir and enjoy warm!