Ginger tea is good to drink any time, but is best on cold dreary days. It can also be used to soothe sore throat, relieve minor coughs, and clear mucous congestion.
dried cinnamon strips
3 or 4
Clean, peel, and thin slice the ginger.
Variation: Rinse dried cinnamon with cold water. Rinse and slice lemon.
Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
Add ginger (and cinnamon if used).
Simmer for about 1 hour, (add sliced lemon after 1/2 hour if desired) or longer for a stronger flavor.
Strain the liquid into a storage container.
Serve hot or cold, adding honey and/or lemon juice to each cup as desired.