1 peeled raw ginger root, a couple of knobs’ worth
2 sticks of cinnamon
2 liters water
5 whole black peppercorns
3 dried jujubes, available in Asian markets
1 dried persimmon, available in Asian marketsDirections
Put all ingredients into pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour, until everything is deeply fragrant and you get a nice reddish, caramel color. Serve in a mug with a spoonful of honey. Enjoy, and battle the snot monster within.