Here is the recipe for the Ginger Mint Tea Murray made for me!

It didn’t make me better… the antibiotics are doing that ! But, it is tasty & comforting

The recipe is from

I think the only changes Murray made to the recipe was using dried mint instead of fresh mint. We dried mint from our garden so he used that. I’m sure that fresh mint is available in grocery stores so just pick it up when you buy the fresh ginger needed for this recipe. If you are not feeling well and you already have ginger in the house but no mint.. just leave it out! I can actually barely taste the mint!

Here is the recipe from


1 3 inch piece of fresh ginger

1 lemon

5-6 sprigs of fresh mint … we used dried mint ..about 2 tbsp dried mint

8 cups water

1/3 cup honey


You will need a saucepan big enough to hold the 8 cups of water

  1. Wash the ginger & cut it into slices … set aside
  2. Peel a couple strips of lemon peel off the lemon & set this aside too
  3. Squeeze the lemon to get 1/4 cup of fresh juice … (a trick to get more juice from a lemon is pop it into the microwave for a few seconds until it is warm to the touch …then roll the warmed lemon on the counter a bit … then squeeze it! ). Set the lemon juice aside
  4. If you are using fresh mint .. the recipe says to strip the leaves off the stems… set the leaves aside .. you will be using the stems first. If you are using dried mint which we did… just have it ready to add to the water
  5. Bring the water, sliced ginger, lemon zest & mint stems to a boil ( if using dried mint…Murray just added it all now)
  6. Lower the heat, partially cover the pot & simmer this for about 20 minutes
  7. Remove the saucepan from the heat
  8. Add the lemon juice, honey & mint leaves if using fresh to the saucepan
  9. Cover the pot & let this steep for 10-15 minutes
  10. Strain into a large teapot if you have one. If you don’t you can let the tea cool in the pot then strain into a large pitcher
  11. You can drink this warm or cold… I like it warm .. & I drank lots of it!!!

Keep this recipe for whenever you don’t feel well!

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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