In my upcoming release ONE DARK WISH, the heroine Sarah Munro is an 18th century historian searching for the truth behind why Rebecca Prioleau, a 16-year-old Puritan girl, was accused of witchcraft and murdered in Savannah, GA in 1699.
Unfortunately, this search attracts the attention of a savage arms dealer and the leader of the Fianna, a mysterious group of assassins. Her interest in Rebecca's murder also brings her in contact with the hero, ex-Green Beret Nate Walker.
While Sarah and Nate race against time to solve the mystery of this young girl's murder and to save Nate's men (a group of disgraced ex-Green Berets desperate to regain their honor), they fall in love. It is a romance, after all!
Before the story starts, Sarah has spent years studying Rebecca Prioleau and one of the things she discovered is that Rebecca was considered a healer. In order to get to know Rebecca better, Sarah collected as many of Rebecca's recipes and recreated them for her own personal use.
In this blog space, I'm sharing Sarah's herbal recipes with you. Last week I posted Sarah's Soothing Salve and today it's an immunity-boosting Lemon Ginger Tea. This tea uses loose black tea leaves but you could also substitute green tea leaves or any other leaves of your choice. Including decaf. :)
Made with lemon, ginger, and mint leaves, this tea is a perfect drink for building up the body's immunity. It fights various infections and illnesses such as headaches, sore throats, and both nasal and chest congestion.
SARAH MUNRO'S LEMON GINGER TEA
- 2 cups water
- 1/4-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 4 fresh peppermint leaves
- 3 whole black pepper corns
- 1 fresh lemon, cut into small wedges
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 3 teaspoons loose black tea leaves of your choice
Turn off the heat and steep the tea leaves for 8 minutes.
Pour tea through a strainer into a teapot. Add the honey. When you serve the tea, squeeze in a wedge of lemon to taste.
Sharon Wray is a librarian who once studied dress design in the couture houses of Paris and now writes about the men in her romantic suspense series where ex-Green Berets meet their match in smart, sexy heroines who teach these alpha males that always defeats .