Use Leftover Ginger Peels To Make Tea

Use Leftover Ginger Peels To Make Tea
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Ginger tea is a quick way to ease an upset stomach or relax with a caffeine-free drink. But ginger isn’t the cheapest of ingredients — making tea with the peel gets you the best bang for your buck.

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Once you get the ginger peeled for cooking, gather the peel for tea. Simply boil the peel in water for a few minutes. Strain the peel (or put the peel in a cloth satchel or tea ball before boiling) and enjoy a zingy cup of tea. If you want a stronger ginger flavour, allow the peel to steep in the hot water after you remove from the heat. I like to brew the tea so I can enjoy it either while I’m prepping the rest of my ingredients or while I’m waiting for something to simmer.

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