Ginger Tea or as many Filipinos refer to as “Salabat” is mostly served during cold weather. It has a soothing flavor that is believed to relieve ailing vocal pipes. One of the biggest fan of medicinal benefits of Salabat was my father. I remember he used to make us drink this tea flavored with Ovaltine. Yes, the good old Ovaltine! Believe it or not, the flavor was pretty good!
Speaking of flavor, you can go crazy with flavoring this drink. You can add brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon, orange, vanilla, Vodka, Honey, etc. Okay, Vodka is just a thought.
- 2 inches fresh ginger - sliced thinly
- 5 cups water
- Agave Syrup to taste
- Dash of cinnamon - optional
- Place pot with water and sliced ginger over medium-high heat.
- Once the water is boiling, lower the heat to medium-low.
- Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- You may drink the tea right after simmering or let it sit for few minutes for stronger and more instense flavor. If the flavor is too intense, you may add more hot water.
- Agave Syrup may be substituted with honey or brown sugar.
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