This orange and lemon cinnamon ginger tea (winter tonic) not only tastes fantastic but is an immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory tonic, perfect for winter and cold/flu season! Better yet, it’s ready to be enjoyed in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients – 1 orange, sliced – 1 lemon, sliced – 4-5 cardamom pods, crushed – 1 Tbsp of chopped fresh ginger – 1 cinnamon stick – ¼ tsp of peppercorn – 6 C of water – Your choice of sweetener

Instructions – Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Once it boils, cover the pot and reduce heat. Let it simmer until the citrus fruit has softened. – Strain out the beverage and serve with your choice of sweetener.

Tweak the flavors:  Increase or decrease the ginger or other ingredients to taste after making your first ‘test’ batch. You should also sweeten the citrus, ginger, and cinnamon tea to taste.