"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.
I love your teapot Deb! This sounds like it would be so comforting and uplifting at the same time. Mint and tangerine (or any citrus) are two of my favorite scents. Such a refreshing smell that helps wake you up!ReplyDelete
The ginger and mint do sound like they would make a delicious iced tea! This looks quite refreshing.ReplyDelete
Yum, a very soothing and refreshing tea. Great for mint season. With all this rain and mild temps - mine should be starting soon.ReplyDelete
Love your bodum, it has swirlies on it!
I don't have any of the ingredients for this, but it sounds so good!ReplyDelete
Last weekend I was in a cafe and ordered hot apple juice with big thick slices of fresh ginger and lemon in it. Absolutely delicious and it made me think of you.
I always learn something new, from your blog. I've never heard of this.ReplyDelete
Sounds fresh and clean and comforting!
Sounds like such a wonderful drink!ReplyDelete
Kat--it is very soothing but with a nice little ginger kick. ;-)ReplyDelete
Kim--thanks! It works really well for straining teas and herbal infusions.
Joanne--and with the tangerine flavor too, it really works both ways--hot and iced.
Natashya--thanks! It is always mint season here! ;-)
Foodycat--Mmm...that sounds wonderful--I love anything apple.
Debby--thanks! I hope you try some tisanes they are easy and so good too. ;-)
5 Star Foodie--thank you! ;-)
Bookmarked for trying the on-ice version in the summer.ReplyDelete
Andreas--I hope you enjoy it! ;-)ReplyDelete