If you’re tired, drink Zavor tea 🍵 If you have a sore throat, a cough, or a runny nose, don’t forget the Zavor! If everyone around you has the flu, zázvor is the way to go!
Generally speaking, zázvor or zázvorový čaj is the first thing the Slovaks would recommend as a remedy for all problems.
And there is some truth in that 🤷♂️ Zázvor – ginger. Zázvorový čaj is a drink based on ginger. You can find it in almost every Slovak café or restaurant. We often add honey and lemon in addition to ginger 🍋 Sometimes we add cloves, cinnamon, badian, or berry morsels.
Not powdered ginger is used to make it, but the ginger root itself. Therefore it has quite a rich, peculiar taste, to a connoisseur’s liking. But for Slovaks, this drink is extremely popular.
And every Slovak housewife has her tips for making a ginger drink.
Here is one of the classic recipes:
☘️ water is brought to a boil,
☘️ pour in diced or grated ginger,
☘️ let it steep for 5-10 minutes,
☘️ add honey and lemon.
For 1 serving (250-300 ml) you usually use about 1 teaspoon of ginger (if grated) and half a lemon.