I make this tea every fall and winter. I don’t really have a quantity of ingredients, just as pictured. It’s really just made to taste. You can modify this however you’d like.
This tea is warming in nature.
Ingredients (organic, for the win):
8-10 Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks (or regular cinnamon)
2-3 Tblsp of Ground Cinnamon
4-5 Tblsp of Ground Ginger
5-6 Slices of Ginger Root
2-3 Tblsp of Black Peppercorn (use any color)
3-4 Tblsp of Black Tea (use any tea you like, but darker ones such as black, oolong, etc seem to work well for me)
3-4 Whole Cloves
Optional: 2-3 Tblsp Bitter Orange Peel
Optional: 1-2 Tblsp Dandelion Root
Directions: Use a large boiling pot, add at least 1 gallon of pure water (not tap!) I use distilled and add back minerals. You can also use RO. I don’t recommend tap.
I combine all ingredients into water, bring it up to boil and then stop just before it reaches the boiling point. I then cover and let simmer. I drink up to 3-4 cups a day. This usually lasts a couple days and I typically just leave it on the stove covered overnight.
Sometimes I will add some more fresh ginger on day 2. If it is too strong for you, add more water.
To sweeten, I will sometimes use (local) honey. Never use milk in your tea! It ruins the medicinal properties of the tea.
If you make this and modify it, feel free to share what changes you made! I am always interested in improving and/or trying new recipes.