I am still struggling to understand the icy mornings of a Melbourne winter, defiantly padding about the kitchen without socks, my bare toes as frozen as the ground outside;I am always one sweater short of being warm, or one pair of tights away from being comfortable, leaving the house in an optimistic t-shirt and jeans only to discover that even sunshine can be cold in this arctic city.
Despite my ignorance when it comes to temperatures below 180C, I have embraced one wintery habit to get me through the dark mornings and seasonal colds. After a few weeks of studying, exams, and, most importantly, post-exam parties, I was feeling and looking dreadful. Enter what could be called a detox tea, though it really is just a nice way to start the day. With dandelion, fresh ginger, lemon, cinnamon, and a little black pepper, this homemade brew has been getting me through those 6am starts when all I want to do is lay in bed. Plus it tastes pretty damn good.
Jessica’s 6am Tea
· Piece of ginger, peeled and grated
· Half a lemon
· Cinnamon, ground
· Black Pepper, ground
· 1tsp dandelion root
Put it all in a big, pretty mug and pour boiling water over. Stir and drink up!