I love waking up on the weekend and making a tea that will help get my engine started!! Because let’s be honest… who wants to wake up early on the weekend after working 5 days straight?
The great thing about this recipe is that it only consist of three main ingredients: ginger, cinnamon, and dried hibiscus flowers.
Each of the ingredients make my body feel good!
Ginger: brings me clarity in my thoughts and my senses
Cinnamon: awakens my digestive system from its evening slumber, helping me discover my energy for morning tasks
Hibiscus: guides me through relaxed breathing encouraging my awareness and focus
Here are the steps in the form of pictures:
Steps 1 & 2:
Hopefully you also find this tea tasty and revitalizing like I do! And if for some reason you find the natural bitterness of these ingredients too strong, try adding a little sweetener of your choice – I like honey – to smooth it out.
Weekend Morning Energy Boost Tea
- 1/2 cup of Ginger
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 cup of dried, Hibiscus flower
- 4 cups of water
Fill a small to medium saucepan with about 4 cups of water.
Use a peeler to remove the skin of the ginger and then use the peeler to shave pieces of ginger into the water.
Take a stick of cinnamon and place it into the water and turn the fire to a low heat so that the flames are barely touching the bottom of the saucepan. The cinnamon needs to gradually release its goodness into the water. Heat the mixture until the you notice the water change to a medium cinnamon color and the cinnamon stick has broken open.
Add the hibiscus flowers and allow the mixture to boil for about 5 mins. The water will turn a dark, hibiscus shade and pieces of ginger will begin to rise to the top.
When the smell of cinnamon is strong enough to smell about a foot or two away, you can turn the stove off and enjoy your tea!
Keeps for about a day in the fridge. Reheats well. Also taste great cold!