Dried Ginger Root
Caffeine-Free Herbal Tea
Brewing: 1 tsp per cup ~ 100°C ~ 5-7 mins
Grade: Dried ginger root milled.
Altitude: Less than 500 ft. above sea level
Manufacture Type: Field grown,
Cup Characteristics: Excellent clean ginger notes with a refreshing hot finish. Clean lingering character.
Infusion: Pale, yellowish liquor.
Ingredients: Luxury ginger root.
In those days, ginger was also being widely consumed throughout India by the ancient Hindus. Both cultures thought very highly of ginger for both its use as a food ingredient and for its purported medicinal properties. Its beneficial uses in this regard were thought to cover a veritable grocery list of common human ailments ranging from indigestion, to lack of appetite, the common cold, nausea, morning sickness related to pregnancy, leprosy, and even restoring a low sex drive!
As previously mentioned, widespread use of ginger was not limited solely to the ancient East but spanned the globe. For the Romans, Greeks, Moroccans, and other historic cultures of the Mediterranean, ginger root also held a valuable place in every household. Interestingly it was in these communities that dried ginger - like the one we are offering here - began its rise in popularity. The reason for this method of consumption was born out of necessity as the root was transported along the ancient caravan routes from the Far East. Fresh ginger would spoil during the long trip; so enterprising merchants devised methods for drying the raw root. As time wore on, fresh ginger became available in the West as the root came to be grown in parts of Europe and Africa. Even so, many cultures continued to use the dried variety.
Try adding a little lemon and a drop of honey to your brew.
For a terrific taste add some honey, cinnamon and slices of half a lemon.