intense tea

When your immune system needs a pick me up, go no further than this hardcore medicinal tea which we lovingly call "intense tea". Fresh garlic is definitely a hard requirement for this. The ginger and turmeric should be fresh if you can swing it, but powdered works in a pinch.



  1. Put the water on to boil.
  2. Mince the garlic, ginger, turmeric, etc and put in the bottom of a mug with the other spices.
  3. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, pour into the mug.
  4. Add the lemon juice and the oil (or what have you) and stir.
  5. Let steep 10 minutes or so before drinking. Beware -- it's powerful! Take it slow and don't drink too much at a time. You can drink half of it and store the rest in the fridge for the next day!