Fall goes along with wintry weather and shivers. Whether it be after a long walk outside or to prevent or treat a cold, there is nothing better than an infusion to warm up and top-up with vitamins. This winter infusion combines several ingredients that are good for you. I’m sure you will appreciate it throughout the winter months.
This infusion contains thyme, which is excellent for one’s respiratory system; honey that softens the throat; lemon, which is full of vitamin C and essential to struggle against winter diseases; as well as ginger, which stimulates digestion. I’ve tasted many home-made infusions and this one is my favorite for it is the most balanced one.
Ingredients for one mug of winter infusion
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (or 1 small branch)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 slice lemon (less than ½ inch)
- 2 thin slices fresh ginger (less than 0,1 inch)
- Mineral water
- One lovely mug
- In a mug, put a teaspoon of thyme (or a thoroughly washed branch) and some honey.
- Wash the lemon and cut a slice. If it’s an organic lemon, you can use the slice along with the peel. If not, I advise you to use the juice and the pulp only.
- Slice the ginger, peel it off and add it in the mug. If you like the strong and slightly spicy taste of ginger, you can put more ginger than indicated.
- Add boiling water, brew for few minutes. It’s ready!
Tip: I advise you to use fresh organic ingredients in order to maximize the benefits of plants in this winter infusion. Moreover, the thyme leaves I use subside to the bottom of the mug so I don’t have to filter the infusion (and I like to stir the lemon while drinking). If you don’t like drinking lemon pulp or if the thyme leaves remain on the surface of the drink, you can proceed in another way: you can brew the thyme, the ginger, and the lemon in the boiling water, then filter the infusion. The taste of the ginger and the thyme might be stronger then.