1″ slice of fresh ginger
1/2″ slice of turmeric root (or 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder)
1/2 small fresh chili (or a pinch of chili powder)
sprig of basil, mint, rosemary or lemon verbena (any fresh herb you may have growing in your kitchen) or you can go the spice route, cinnamon, star anise, cardamon, but I wouldn’t do both. 🙂
1 t maple syrup or honey
Chop first 5 ingredients together, place in a cup, add 8 – 12 oz very hot water, cover and steep for 8 minutes, then strain. Add the maple syrup or honey last, and adjust amount for your desired sweetness and enjoy this energizing and spicy drink that will get your blood moving.