Lemon and Ginger Tea

This drink is great for relieving sore throats and for other cold and flu-like symptoms. A winning combination, Lemon and Ginger Tea is a hallmark when it comes to homemade tonics.

Healing teas are ideal herbal remedies for many common ailments. They are also low cost and zero waste options too. This particular homemade tea remedy features in our Top 7 Tips to Stay Healthy.

In the colder months especially, it’s vital to get a healthy dose of natural herbs, roots, fruits and berries. These gifts from nature are here for your body and many of its winter needs.

Bring Mother Nature’s healing powers into your home with this simple Lemon and Ginger Tea.

You may also like our Wild Red Berry Tea.

About the Ingredients

When it comes to choosing ingredients for Lemon and Ginger Tea, choose the items with the lowest carbon footprint and the least packaging waste.

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Zero Waste Fresh Produce

Thankfully, there are now countless ways to buy your fresh produce like lemons and ginger in a zero waste way. Most U.K. supermarkets offer these items loose in their produce aisles. Simply take a reusable bag with you or if you forget one, choose a paper bag over a plastic one (usually found near the loose mushrooms).

We prefer to source fruits and vegetables from local greengrocers and wholesalers for the freshest, tastiest products. Similarly to what you can do in larger supermarkets, take reusable bags with you for your purchases and avoid produce in pre-wrapped plastic.

Avoiding single use plastic is usually pretty easy to achieve when you’re buying items like whole lemons and fresh ginger. Many greengrocers offer loose ginger in large quantities and it’s totally acceptable to ask for a smaller snapping for which you’ll pay for by weight.

If you are not buying your lemons and ginger loose and fresh, look out for recyclable packaging, eco conscious companies and the lowest carbon footprint available. As always, though, we recommend going fresh and whole for the best results. Plus, it’s cheaper.

Eco Friendly Shopping

If you’re pretty new to eco friendly shopping, just a few staple items that you re-use over and over again are all you need to get started. We always carry a cotton tote bag, or two, and some of these excellent fresh produce bags as well.

Discover more of our favourite every day eco friendly products here.

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Lemon and Ginger Tea
A feisty, simple and all natural remedy for cold and flu symptoms.
Lemon and Ginger Tea
Course Tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Lemon and Ginger Tea
Instructions
  1. Chop a thin slice of lemon and 3-4 slices of fresh ginger. Place them in a cup or mug.
  2. Add boiling water and allow to steep for 5-10 minutes. Drink when tea reaches desired temperature.
Recipe Notes

Adjust the quantities of lemon and ginger to suit your palette. If you prefer your tea sweetened, we highly recommend vegan agave nectar as an excellent honey alternative.

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