Nothing is quite as relaxing, reassuring or satisfying as a cup of hot tea. January, known as National Hot Tea Month, a time that encourages devoted tea drinkers and tea novices to try new types of tea. This easy-to-make Chai Ginger Tea – spiked with fragrant spices and sweetened with honey – is a terrific winter warmer. And the addition of fresh ginger offers delicious protection from the common cold. Ginger root has been used medicinally for year. It adds a spicy flavor with great nutritional values. Ginger tea may help reduce the risk of blocked arteries, may shrink cancerous tumors offers antiviral properties and more. See more recipes like this at Veria.
Chai Ginger Tea
4 cups water
3 tablespoons loose black tea
1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
6 whole green cardamom pods
3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 cup skim milk, warmed
3 tablespoons sugar
1. Bring the water to a boil in a teapot. Add the tea, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and peppercorns. Reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
2. Pour the tea through a tea strainer and into tea cups. Stir in the warm milk and sugar to taste and serve hot.