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The weather in the NYC/NJ area has been gorgeous the past couple days, unfortunately my health hasn’t been so great. I’ve had a slight fever, headaches, throat aches, some cough, a little bit of sneezing, is it a cold, or the dreadful allergies?
I was so miserable yesterday afternoon I decided to make myself a cup of ginger tea, Indian style, I hardly ever do that. Obviously, I was desperate, I needed something to alleviate my sinuses.  Don’t you just miss having your mom around on days like this… hmmm?  I figured if I was going thru the effort to make the tea, why not take the pictures too? This is the time a lot of people are getting sick, so it’s good to know this recipe.
Make a cup of ginger tea when you aren’t feeling so great… I assure you, at the very least, it will provide you an hour of relief 🙂

NUTRITION: Milk is an excellent source of Calcium. You can opt to use 1% or 2% milk when making this which will bring down the fat. 

INGREDIENTS (makes 1 cup):

  • Water – 1 cup
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece (chopped)
  • Clove – 1
  • Red Label Loose Indian Tea Leaves – 1.5 tsp (or use any black tea… tetley, twinnings, darjeeling)
  • 2% Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Sugar to taste

1. On medium heat, heat a pot of water.  I measured 1 cup exactly.

2. In the meantime, take a piece of ginger and chop it.  Set aside the clove.

3. Once the water forms little bubbles, add the ginger and clove to the pot of water.

4. After a few minutes, add the Red Label Tea Leaves. 

5. The water will start to boil, the color of the water will darken.  Wait another minute.

6. Now add the milk. 
TIP: If you use 1% milk, you will need a bit more than 1/4 cup for the right consistency, if you use Regular milk, you will need a bit less.  Don’t use Skim Milk, it’ll taste diluted.

7. Allow the tea to come to a boil.  This will only take a couple minutes, so stay close.

8. Once bubbles form and the tea starts to rise, turn off the gas.

9. Pour thru a strainer. 

10. Add sugar to taste.  This cuppa will temporarily heal you.

Hi, I'm Nisha!

I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.

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  1. Sure you can. I understand what you're saying, but I grew up drinking cow's milk in chai.

  2. Can you use an alternative milk? Its kind of ironic this is for a "cold" because cow's milk is extremely mucous forming and GIVES me colds. The recipe sounds really good other wise, though.

  3. Was about to make some ginger tea. This sounds good I will have to make it the next time when I get clove.

  4. Hi Rose…

    Such a pretty name 🙂
    I hope this works out for you.
    Yes, I feel much better.. thank you! I see you read my story.

    Take care.

  5. hello anonymous..

    you may use any black tea, tetley, lipton, twinnings, would all work!! it should be english breakfast or black tea.