HIGH PROTECTION WINTER TEA
This is a magical tea recipe to fight freezing cold, germs and even dark thoughts;) Boost your immune system, softly detox and breathe better.
What you need:
3 big pieces of fresh ginger (cut into thin slices)
5 teaspoons of honey*
1 to 2 squeezed lemon juice
1/2 squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon of loose dried thyme leaves
1 handful of fresh rosemary
1 pint of water (filtered!)
*All organic honey brands are usually of a high quality. But if you know your beekeeper, that’s even better. My favorite honey is chestnut honey, mainly for its intense nutty flavor and also because it helps with blood flow. Another fabulous one is the thick and dark Manuka honey from New Zealand (choose the 100% raw), which is antimicrobial and tastes amazing.
Heat water (don’t boil it). Add the ginger slices, the thyme leaves and the fresh rosemary. Let the mixture infuse during 5 minutes and strain. Add the lemon and the orange juice. Heat it a tiny little bit (but don’t boil!) so that the juices don’t make it colder. Add the honey and mix. Keep the tea in a thermos bottle and drink two to three mugs a day.
Note: you can always tweak the recipe according to your taste and/or health state (if you have to watch your sugar intake for example, it’s wiser to either avoid the honey or put only half a spoon).
Illustration by dear friend Isabelle Rivoire-Grange – excerpt from my DIY book SEASONS
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Don’t use essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep them away from children and babies. Please refer to my « Do’s and Don’ts section » prior to creating my DIY recipes:)