a traveling Wife: Ginger Mint Tea - Two Ways







Ginger Mint Tea - Two Ways

Thursday, December 10, 2015

I am a big fan of all sorts of teas - herbal, black, white, etc. There's only one type of tea that I do not particularly like and that's green tea. But let's not discuss what I don't like and talk about my all time favorite tea - mint.


I've always really enjoyed the aroma and taste of peppermint tea. It's relaxing and comforting to the stomach. It wasn't until I experienced ginger mint tea a few years ago that my feelings for plain mint tea changed. Ginger mint tea is a game changer and can be enjoyed in so many ways.


The benefits of ginger are endless. It is probably most widely known for its ability to relieve nausea and other digestive problems. Mint is also known to help with nausea because of it's wonderful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Pair these two delicious items together into a tea and it's magical. 
Click to tweet: Ginger Mint Tea recipe to help nausea. 
I'm not sure if you knew, but you can steep ginger and mint alone to create a tasty, natural tea. But if you are looking for a caffiene fix, you can add some black tea right alongside the ginger and mint. So grab your two, or three, ingredients - cheers!


Caffeinated Ginger Mint Tea
original recipe by a traveling Wife
one serving

Ingredients:
- 8 ounces boiling water
- one black tea bag or sachet of choice 
- 1-2 inches ginger root
- 5 mint leaves 

Directions:
- Steep your black tea for desired strength (3-5 minutes)
- Meanwhile, bruise mint leaves by either clapping them between your hands or by pressing knife over them on a cutting board
- Peel skin off ginger root. Cut the ginger root in half then press knife firmly flat on top to release juices
- Steep both mint and ginger in black tea for desired strength (8-10 minutes)
- Enjoy!
*Optional - add honey or sweetener of choice


Fresh Ginger Mint Tea
original recipe by a traveling Wife
one serving

Ingredients:
- 8 ounces boiling water
- 1-2 inches ginger root
- 5 mint leaves 

Directions:
- Bruise mint leaves by either clapping them between your hands or by pressing knife over them on a cutting board
- Peel skin off ginger root. Cut the ginger root in half then press knife firmly flat on top to release juices
- Steep both mint and ginger in boiled water for desired strength (8-10 minutes)
- Enjoy!
*Optional - add honey or sweetener of choice


Are you a tea drinker?
Have you ever had ginger mint tea?
Do you use any natural remedies to help with nausea?