Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ginger and Spice Tea

I was all set to make some Gingered Scones for this challenge, but a stuffy head turned me into another direction, entirely.
I had been drinking Hot lemon and honey to clear out my head but then when I looked at the Improv Cooking Challenge this month, I had one of those "AHA!!! got it" moments. The challenge this month was using Ginger and Spice in a recipe. 
I've actually been playing around with hot water and other aromatic combinations, since it's been wonderfully cold in my part of the world.
I put my thinking cap on, looked in the pantry and grabbed my bag of crystallized ginger, some allspice berries, coriander and turmeric. 
Ginger and Spice Tea ingredients
I think I hit this one out of the park. 
Not only does this taste wonderful, but my head is clear as well.  And I feel WOOHOOO!!!! best part is that when you make a pot, if you don't drink it all, and let it cool down, it's also a nice refreshing drink.
I had to have my first cup of this wonderful tea using the cup I bought for my Mom to use when she used to visit us. She was also a lover of Candied ginger and would have loved this tea.  I felt a little closer to Mom while drinking it.  The tea is a wonderful sun-shiny yellow. 
Ginger and Spice Tea
I can't resist taking pictures when nature outside reflects onto the tea. 

But I'm more of a mug person, so when I drank the rest I just used a mug. 
BTW, the lemon is from my garden. 
Ginger and Spice Tea

 Thanks to Nichole Little of Cookaholic Wife for hosting this fun event.
The Improv Cooking Challenge takes place every month with a different theme and ingredients that we're challenged to make a dish from. This month it was Ginger and Spice and it worked perfectly for me.  giggle

Yield: 4-6 cups

Ginger and Spice Tea


prep time: 5 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 15 mins
This tea is not only delicious when it's hot, but poured over ice makes a lovely refreshing drink.




4-6 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon crystallized or candied ginger
3 allspice berries, crushed
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon coriander
Lemon to taste
Agave or honey to taste


  1. Crush the allspice berries a little, put into teapot along with the ginger, turmeric and coriander.  Pour boiling water in and cover to let it steep at least 10 minutes.
    Pour a cup and sweeten to taste with some agave or honey and add a squeeze of lemon to finish off. 
    Sip and enjoy.
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Nothing like a soothing cup of tea when you are feeling under the weather. I can see your Mom smiling down upon you Sid. Hugs my friend.

    1. Exactly, and this tea tasted so good, I've made it a couple of times. And my Mom would have loved it, but probably wouldn't have added the agave or honey to it. Thanks Wendy.

  2. I feel better just looking at this tea. I love the flavor combinations.

    1. I've actually made this a couple of times, it tastes so good.


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