Did you know you can alleviate Spring allergy symptoms with tea?
If you suffer from spring allergies, you know they can be brutal. Allergies are caused by our body’s overreaction to allergens. But what can you do to help minimize the effects without taking over the counter allergy medications? Anything that prevents or diminishes that overreaction will help.
This tea is packed full of antioxidative and anti-inflammatory ingredients to do just that, and it tastes great too! Give this herbal tea a try to prevent and relieve symptoms.
Green Tea (1 tea bag or 1 heaping teaspoon loose leaf tea) 1 inch fresh Ginger, roughly peeled and chopped (I prefer fresh, but 1/4 tsp of dried ground ginger will do) 1/2 - 1 tsp local Honey
1-2 Lemon wedges
Start by bringing water to a boil in a kettle. While the water is heating, peel and chop about an inch of fresh ginger and put it in a cup. The smaller the pieces, the stronger the ginger flavor will be.
Carefully pour boiling water over ginger, let steep for about 3 minutes. This also lets the water cool from boiling to just hot.
Add in your tea. You can use a teabag or a steeping spoon filled with loose green tea. Let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and remove.
Remove ginger or just leave in the bottom of your cup (leaving it in will also make for a gingerier cup of tea).
Stir in honey to taste. If your throat is feeling really scratchy, use 1-2 tsps.
Finish by squeezing in a couple lemon wedges.
Feel free to use more or less of any ingredients to create the perfect cup of tea for your palette!