This past few weeks I seem to just be a germ magnet, I love the crisp days with blue skies and a chill in the air + we've been blessed with warmth during the days too, for some reason maybe the bugs are stronger and more resilient this year - who knows! Staying hydrated has been a challenge so I have been on the hunt for less caffeine + more adventure lol I found this recipe in a new cook book, purchased in lovely Bath last weekend!! I got a little addicted :-)
Not as bad as it sounds!!!
1 litre boiling water
2 cm ginger
2cm turmeric OR 1 tsp
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 cardamon pods
1 heaped TBSP YEP tea (YEP = Blend of Yarrow, Elderflower, peppermint) If unavailable use peppermint or green tea
1/2 lemon sliced
1 tsp Manuka honey
Place all ingredients in a teapot and steep for 15 minutes
OR place in a covered pan + Simmer for 15 mins
I've been drinking this all week!! At first I was like 'God this sounds like pond water' BUT I was pleasantly surprised and I also created my own variations with YEP tea or coriander and I have felt really warmed by it, more alert and hydrated which is perfect with this crazy weather!!
Let me know if you try it, what you think xx