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Recipe: Sweet ginger tisane

Recipe: Sweet ginger tisane

Sweet ginger tisane — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

A tisane is a soothing drink made by steeping herbs, spices, fruits or flowers in hot water. Here, ginger gives this welcome alternative to coffee or tea a pleasant spiciness.


Directions

In a large saucepan over high heat, combine the water, ginger and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint, and let steep for 5 minutes.

Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, placed over a pitcher, pressing down lightly on the ginger and mint. Discard the mint and ginger.

Stir the honey into the tisane. Serve hot or iced, garnished with a lemon wedge.


Ingredients
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 6 tablespoons dark honey
  • 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges

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