Feb 25, 2013
A few weekends ago we spent the day in Annandale, Va. One of the many places we visited was Shilla bakery, where I ordered myself a ginger tea to help myself digest the enormous dinner we'd just had at Lighthouse Cafe. I was expecting a regular old tea bag, but what I got was a wonderfully fresh brew of grated ginger and honey.
I've made ginger tea from scratch before -- in that I boiled ginger in water and just drank that. But apparently this is a thing in Korea. I have since started seeing it in the Asian grocery stores, but that stuff has sugar added.
Instead, inspired by Maangchi's food blog, I pureed* a whole bunch of ginger -- and combined it in equal parts with honey. Now I have a little jar of the stuff in the fridge ready to go whenever!
* by pureed I mean unsucessfully tried three kitchen gadgets before resorting to the microplane