Both green tea and ginger have been used for medicinal purposes. When consumed as a ginger-green tea blend, you get the best of both beverages. Teas made from ginger root have long been a go-to beverage for women suffering from morning sickness and, according to Armando Gonzalez, Ph.D. of the University of Texas at El Paso, the use of ginger in the treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum, or extreme morning sickness, has been confirmed by a number of studies. Ginger can be used to stimulate the appetite and treat other forms of stomach discomfort, such as nausea and vomiting. This makes our tea perfect for battling the cold and flu.
1 cup water
1 green tea bag (or 1 tablespoon loose green tea leaves in a tea ball)
2 tablespoons fat-free milk (optional)
1 teaspoon sugar or honey (optional)
Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add the ginger and boil for 30 seconds more. Remove from the heat, and add the tea bag or tea ball. Steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the milk and sugar, if using.