February 07, 2013
Recipe: Brooklyn Supper's spiced ginger lemon tea
I had great success with Oh, How Civilized's Masala Chai (recipe here) that I decided to regularly recreate tea recipes from my favorite blogs. The next recipe I tried at home was a Spiced Ginger Lemon Tea, by Brooklyn Supper.
Coincidentally I read the recipe a few days before I got a cold. This tisane is delicious and effective! I mostly stayed true to the recipe only substituting one ingredient: star anise for fennel. The star anise and honey were sweet in different ways and balanced by the heat of the ginger and tartness of the lemon. I smelled the cardamom more than I tasted but perhaps it was that smooth warmth beneath the ginger. Oh, I added rum to one batch because Rotea's cold was more severe than my own.
A final note, the lemon I used in the first batch was too big and so the drink was a bit sour. The next batches were less so but I think in the future I will use a sweeter lemon.