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Last week I baked a dozen brownies, 2 dozen coconut lime muffins, and an endless pile of Christmas-shaped cookies, with icing and sprinkles, for the volunteers collecting boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program. I sampled one of each!

Cookies

It’s no surprise that Saturday morning, I felt tired and achy.  A few hours and laundry loads later, I felt even worse. In fact, I felt so crummy I didn’t want my usual cup of tea!

Shock and horror! I must be getting sick!

I rooted in the cupboard for lemon tea. The first sachet I seized upon, in it’s buttered popcorn wrapper, was Stash Lemon Ginger tea.  It wasn’t until I started researching this post that I found out, this was a smart move. In addition to the benefits of Vitamin C on your immune system, lemon ginger tea is good for nausea, headaches and the common cold. Ginger is high in zinc which play a key role in producing and secreting insulin. Combined with anti-oxidants found in lemon ginger tea, this is a good hot beverage for diabetics. It can help with weight loss by balancing sugar levels and cravings for carbs, as well as boosting your metabolism to burn more calories. It’s great for your skin and hair! And, well you can read more at Stylecraze.com.

The colour is a light honey brown and the aroma is slightly perfume-y with a hint of lemon. As for taste, I think Stash’s review of its product is bang on – “an interesting blend of ginger root, lemongrass, lemon flavor, safflower, hibiscus and citric acid…. It combines the puckery taste of lemon with the sharp, lingering bite of ginger, making it a great sipping drink”.

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Oh – and one more benefit! It also reduces heartburn and indigestion when you’ve eaten too many Christmas cookies. Which I did not. This time.

Happy Monday!