My husband is the type that wants to be taken care of when he is sick, so I started "Lemon Ginger Tea" for him when he doesn't feel well. Recently, due to the large mint plant in our front yard and the medicinal properties of mint I started adding mint. I make it in a French Press, and it is as delightful as it is helpful in battling the change of season sniffles. This can also be made in a pot on the stove; just heat ingredients together and turn off heat just before it boils.
This recipe originates from my time in Southeast Asia. At a Tibetan restaurant I was introduced to "Honey, Lemon, Ginger Tea" which is not tea in the classic sense, but is rather an herbal hot drink perfect for cold days and runny noses. In the Tibetan restaurants it is served in a glass and the ginger floats in your glass. It is beautiful. In some rooftop restaurants in the Hippie market called Paharganj in Delhi, India you can get Honey, Lemon, Ginger, Mint Tea and you have the option of submerging a tea bag for a few minutes to caffeinate the treat.
Get Well Tea
A few slices of ginger root
1-2 Tablespoons of Honey
2 Sprigs of Fresh Mint
Heat water in electric tea-pot or on the stove. While water is heating, squeeze juice out of a lemon into a french press, add honey to french press, add a few slices of ginger, and a sprig or two of mint. Pour boiling water over the honey, herbs, and lemon juice. Let sit for five minutes. Pour, and enjoy.