"Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen" says, "Your grandmother might have served this terrific tea if she had only thought of it."
Meditative Mint, Ginger, and Tangerine Tisane
"Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen"
1 to 2 cups water
2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped coarsely or 1 mint teabag
1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp dried of fresh tangerine or orange peel
In a small pot, boil the water. Place the mint, ginger, tangerine peel in the hot water, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, for about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the brew steep for another 3 minutes. Remove the herbs by pouring the mixture through a strainer. Add honey, if desired, then serve.
Recipe Notes from the book:
Themes and Variations: This tea can also be made with ginger and tangerine peel only. For morning sickness, try combining the ginger and tangerine peel with two Chinese red dates.
Especially Good For: Anyone with stomach upset or hangover, or for those who love the taste of tangerine, ginger and mint--yum!
For Those Familiar With Traditional Chinese Medicine: This beverage is good for calming the stomach and eliminating food stagnation.
Notes/Results: Simple and very good. I didn't really follow the recipe quantities--I used the peel (orange part only) from a tangerine and probably more mint and ginger than the quantities listed. I also brought the water to a boil in my tea kettle and poured it over the ingredients in my French press and let it steep about six minutes rather than simmering it in a pan on the stove. (I have a separate press that I use for teas and tisanes so no coffee oil alters the flavor). It is good on its own, but the honey does add a nice sweetness to the mix that adds another layer of flavor. I think this tisane would also work well over ice and I will make it again.