We could drink this tea forever. It’s soul stirring – like an ambrosia nectar that will wipe out colds, clear your lungs, stir your bones. It is one of the most fortifying and delicious of liquids. Perfect for fireside reading sessions or a shared natter with a friend. Rumour has it, it is a favourite of Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s a signature drink at all of the Como properties and is almost impossible to resist ordering.
Yield:One Big Jug
- 200ml of wild organic honey
- 200g of ginger roots
- 2 litres of water
- 100ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Wash the ginger and bruise in a pestle and mortar.
- Place in a pot with the water and bring to the boil, simmer gently for 2 hours. Strain through a fine sieve. This ginger water may be kept in the fridge for several days.
- Reheat and add the lemon and honey and adjust to taste.
- Do not re-boil once the honey and lemon is added.
Nutritional Value: UPLIFTING
We’ve fallen in love with this delicious liquid concoction. During travels to Bali, we have experienced first hand the healing effects of this magic elixir. If you are struggling with a nasty cold, stop off in a warung , and the local gentle Balinese people will offer you this sweet gingery goodness, promising that your cold will be gone in a couple of days. And its true. The ginger and lemon ease inflammation, the honey soothes the throat, whilst the hot water provides hydration and relieves congestion. This tea is often also given to pregnant ladies in Bali as ginger can help manage nausea. It is generally served hot (even in the scorching Indonesian weather), but it would taste just as wonderful served as a cold drink too.