It feels desperately alone
Annie Bassin was not trying to create a refreshing beverage with the complex aroma of fine tea and the punch of the essence of ginger.
She was trying to find a home remedy for her recurring colds. Lucky for us, she achieved much more than that.
This is not a drink for the timid. In my house, it is drunk neat from a shot glass. Others add hot water for a reviving tea. Creative types use it as the base for memorable mixed drinks.