This tea? It's for everything, I swear. When I made the transition to veganism... I detoxed... and I drank this tea (and some juices) for two days straight. When I'm sick, it's a good go to... as long as I have an orange in the house (I ALWAYS have ginger and lemon). It's really delicious (unless you let the peel sit too long, then it's super bitter) and it's loaded with good stuff. Try it next time you're sick, fasting, or just wanting something really yummy and warm to put in your belly. It's super delicious.
5 cups water
honey (or agave or sweetener of choice for strict vegans)
a few sprigs of mint
combine: the zest of one lemon and one orange (one lime optional too) with 5 cups of water to one pot. slice up ginger and add to pot. For an extra kick (really good to fight the sickness) grate one inch piece of ginger and also add to pot. Add juice of one lemon and one orange (one lime optional) to the pot. Add a few sprigs of mint.. and if you feel really crazy, add the leftover lemon and orange peel too. Allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Ladle and strain into a mug. Mix in a few teaspoons of honey and add a few mint leaves.
Makes about 3 to 4 servings. Serve hot. Reheat as necessary. Feel better and enjoy.