“Mum’s Ginger Tea” by Linda Phan of HGTV’s Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House

The Fort Lauderdale Home Show is excited to welcome Linda Phan as our featured #FLHomeShows Blogger! As we gear up for the holidays and start planning how to make our homes ready to welcome family and friends, Linda will be sharing some of her favorite tips each week.

Also, enjoy some artwork by Linda custom-designed for each Home Show post!


Mum’s Ginger Tea by Linda Phan

‘Tis the season for family, food and… flu!!! I do my best to keep the flu at bay but with all the kids coming over this holiday, I need to be extra diligent! This is a recipe I learned from my mum. Anytime I felt under the weather, she would whip up this tea that was sure to soothe my sore throat (and heart.)

2 inch piece of ginger
1 egg
2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of honey (raw local honey if possible)
1 lemon
[Serves 2]

Peel ginger and grate (the finer the better)
Toss ginger into saucepan filled with 2 cups of water. Bring to boil.
Let it simmer for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, mix lemon juice and honey into your mugs.

Strain the ginger tea through a fine sieve to get rid of the ginger pulp (unless you like it extra potent!!)
Pour back into saucepan.
Crack egg into the tea and give it a little swirl.
Bring tea to a boil again.

Pour into mugs and serve hot!

Served best with a cozy blanket and a classic Christmas movie!


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Photo 1: Courtesy of Linda Phan; Photo 2: Photo Credit HGTV

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