May 9, 2014

DRINK: ginger tea with honey cream


HOT TEA-MALE!  Hot tea has been quickly making it's way up my list of favorite-everyday-little-things (others on the list include coffee, books, fresh flowers, candles, cooking, fresh air, crafting/drawing).  My usual work day at the office includes black coffee in the mornings and hot tea in the afternoons.  It really helps me take a moment to breath and relax, especially on crazy hectic days.  And it goes well with all of the great eats in life - namely CARBS.  Cookies, crackers, biscuits, toasts, croissants…mmmmm drool.

Pair it with more of my favs - GINGER!  HONEY!  And you've got a winner.  Inspired by Always Order Dessert Blog - only I opted for just the honey cream without using a milk frother.  It's fantastically hot and spicy, and at the same time sweet and milky from the honey cream.

If you're not a cream/milk fan, opt out and just have the ginger tea alone or with a touch of honey.  


Ingredients:

- One 3" piece of ginger root, cut into slices
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons honey


Instructions:

- Combine the ginger and water in a saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil.  Then, lower the heat and let it simmer for roughly 30 minutes.  The water will reduce by about half and will turn a light honey color.

- Combine the the heavy cream and honey - heat in a saucepan or microwave safe container until the sides start to bubble.

- Pour the ginger tea through a strainer into two mugs.  Then, pour the desired amount of honey cream mixture into the tea.  Stir and enjoy immediately!



Comfort in a cup.
xoxo, NB

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