Ginger and Tea - A Great Combination

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Ginger by itself has an earthy taste with a kick. But paired with other ingredients, it adds so much flavor to foods such as chicken or beef, baked goodies, and of course, teas.

I enjoy cooking with ginger to add zip to my main dishes and create great desserts. I make amazing gingerbread scones with a lemon glaze, a moist delicious gingerbread cake with a lemon dip, and much-requested gingerbread cookies. I pair them with a variety of my delicious ginger teas.

Ginger stems, yes pun intended, from Asia. It is loaded with antioxidants. Ginger has been used for hundreds of years as an herbal remedy for a wide variety of ailments.

Drinking ginger tea may help with everything from motion sickness and nausea to high blood pressure and heart disease. It may lower cholesterol, improve circulation, relieve heartburn, help manage obesity, control blood sugar levels, reduce AIC, treat inflammation, and prevent cancer. Ginger tea may also help alleviate headaches, menstrual cramps, sore muscles, and other types of pain. The list can go on and on.

I carry quite a wide variety of teas with ginger combined with other health-boosting properties:

And don't forget my selection of Chai Teas. They also contain ginger and a lot of other healthy spices.

The best part of all of these teas is that they taste great while allowing you to easily enjoy all the health benefits. As an added bonus, most of them are also phenomenal as iced teas.

Here's a true funny ginger and dog story for you. Many of you know and love Phoebe, the tea shop dog, and that I raise Golden Retrievers. I start my puppies going for car rides when they're babies. Over the years, I've had a few puppies that would get car sick. Thankfully Phoebe wasn't one of them. To help with nausea, I feed them ginger snap cookies before traveling. I can honestly tell you that it helps. Of course, you need to enjoy a few yourself too. Two for the puppy, two for you, two for the puppy, two for you. End result: no car sickness for either adult or puppy and a puppy addicted to ginger snap cookies who enjoys car rides.


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