Ginger Tea


2 1/2 cups water
8-10 thin slices fresh ginger
2 teaspoons tea
sugar to taste


Bring the water to the boil with the ginger. Meanwhile, heat teapot and put the tea into it. After water has boiled for a couple of minutes, pour it in with the tea, cover and leave it to stand for 5 minutes. Strain into two cups and sweeten if desired. In India, milk and sugar are added as a matter of course.

Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)