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