Fight off a cold while cozying up to this warm, immunity-boosting, aromatic tea.
3 cups water
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into rounds
1-inch piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 star anise
3 whole cloves
3 black peppercorns
3 green cardamom pods
3 to 6 tablespoons honey, to taste
Slice of lemon (optional)
Caution: Turmeric stains skin, surfaces, and clothing. Use gloves and cover surfaces with plastic wrap. Check out our stain removal tips.
In saucepan, add water, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, and peppercorns.
Using back of large spoon, crush green cardamom pods on cutting board until seeds are released. Add seeds and pods to saucepan. Bring to boil, then let simmer 3-5 minutes or until fragrant.
Remove from heat, then stir in honey and squeeze of lemon, if using. Strain and discard solids. Serve hot or cold.