Yesterday was awkward. I went to the dentist for a cleaning and my hygienist was a nice young lady about my age.
Every other hygienist I’ve had has been my mom’s age. So I thought, cool, someone chat with about feather hair extensions and lychee martinis. Right?
Wrong, apparently. Having someone my own age stick their hands in my mouth and scrape junk off my teeth was just awkward. Turns out I kind of want someone a little like my mom to give the flossing lecture.
But I did learn a fun fact, you’re not supposed to rinse with water after you use mouthwash. Huh.
This ginger tea is a little like mouth wash, it will certainly give your mouth that “clean” feeling. Enjoy it hot or iced, strong or gentle.
Fresh Ginger Tea
makes 12 cups
1 big piece of fresh ginger, about the length of your shoes
12 cups of water
lemon slices, if desired
Break ginger into small pieces, no need to peel. Toss the pieces into a food processor and pulse until it reaches the size of grains of rice. Dump ginger into a coffee filter, there should be about 1 cup of ginger.
Add 12 cups of water to your coffee maker and brew the ginger as you would coffee.
This is a fairly strong brew, so adjust amount of ginger as desired. Enjoy!