Since days, I am fighting with my cough. In the winter time, you feel warm at home and feels better with tea but as I am in Chennai which is now the coolest time of the year around 27C degrees, everywhere is cooled with aircons. This makes it a bit harder to heal yourself since there is never a warm atmosphere covering you. I am not a big fan of pills. I always take the nature´s pharmacy to heal every possible sickness. I have tried many ways but I remembered saving this recipe a few years back when I read Cenk´s tea. I am suggesting this recipe to heal your bad cough in any season you have. As I will be flying home soon for Christmas, I need to kick this cough. Here is a small warning for travellers: Never fly when you are coughing. I made this mistake once and I thought I am having a brain stroke. It is such a terrible pressure in your ears. It took me a while to get rid of it.
Serves for 2-4
1 ginger (walnut size- peeled and thin sliced)
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 tablespoon cardamom
3 glass of water
2 tablespoon green tea
1 tablespoon honey (for each cup served)
With outing peeling, cut the apple in small pieces including every part of the apple. Fill the saucepan with water and add in the cut apples. Continue adding in the ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, cardamoms. Leave it to boil. Once it is boiled, put it to low heat and cover the lid and wait 15 min. After this cooking process, take the saucepan off the fire and pour in the lemon juice and add the green tea. Make sure it is mixed. Cover the lid and let it brew for 5 minutes.
Take your tea cup and pour your tea through a strainer. Add in the honey and serve.
Hope you get well soon!