Chiang Rai Winter + Ginger Tea

There’s something about living 75% of the year in humid heat that makes 65 degrees feel like the dead of winter. Especially when your house is wooden. And there’s holes in the walls. With single paned windows. Well, the windows that HAVE panes. There’s something about this cold that makes me constantly want a cup of something warm in my hand, while I wear every single piece of clothing that I brought with me in my one suitcase when we moved here. I can already hear my friends and family who actually really DO live in the winter laughing at me. Well. To them I say. At least YOU have good wine at your disposal.

Alas, ginger tea.

Two simple ingredients: Ginger, Brown Sugar

Boil 4 cups of water, add sliced ginger and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (or more to taste) and let boil for at least 5 minutes to let the flavors come out. The longer you let it boil, the more ginger flavor you’ll get.

Warm is the obvious way to drink it (and my personal preference at the moment) but you can also chill and serve it as an iced tea, or even mix it with a coconut rum for a delicious and tropical cocktail.