1knobfresh gingerbigger than a lime, smaller than a lemon
½teaspoonhoney per cup(or to taste)
Peel the ginger using a spoon or peeler.
If there are notches that are hard to reach with the spoon or peeler, simply cut them out with a paring knife. Also trim off any dry ends.
Cut ginger into small chunks.
Lay the flat side of a chef's knife against a piece of ginger and push down on the blade with the heel of your hand to crush the ginger. You can also strike the knife with the heel of your hand. Repeat with all the chunks of ginger.
In a pot, combine the water and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let steep for another 5 minutes.
Place a spoon with the honey into your favorite mug and add the hot ginger tea. Stir to melt the honey. Adjust according to taste.
I use the edge of a spoon to peel ginger. I find it is simplest and quickest.
If you are striking the blade to crush the ginger, be sure to use the heel of your hand and you don't have to strike it that hard. You just have to try it out to get the feel for it.
If you like your ginger tea strong, you can steep the ginger for longer than 5 minutes. Alternatively, if you don't like it too strong, you can dilute your cupful with more water or serve it right after bringing it to a boil.
Add a splash of fresh lemon juice for a citrus kick!