Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ginger Pear Tea

Try a cup of hot ginger pear tea on a cold winter day. In many parts of the world, especially in Asia, it is believed sipping a hot ginger tea helps relieves a sore throat and ward off colds. It can be served cold as well.

(to make about 8 servings)
* 1 cup of thin sliced (about 0.25") fresh ginger roots
* 1 pear - sliced, 1" thickness. (If you are using Asian pear that is normally bigger than other types of pear, use 1/2 pear instead)
* 12 cups of water
* Peppercorn (optional)
* Organic spring onion roots, about 5 pieces (optional)
* Honey
Peel and slice ginger roots and pear as desired.
Press black peppercorns into sliced pear. The peppercorns add a bit more of spice. As for spring onion, use the root portion only and make sure wash them thoroughly before boiling.
In a large pot bring water, sliced ginger and pear, and spring onion root to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer about 45 minutes or until the pears are soft.
Serve with honey. Enjoy!

Written by: In-Sung of Namoo.


greenstarstudio said...

yum! thanks for that recipe. i LOVE ginger and pears. cant wait to try it.

Yummy and Company said...

sounds delish!

Sweet Pepita said...

oh this looks amazing. I can't wait to make it!