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Best Ginger Tea Recipe
An easy way to make ginger tea with lemon and honey to warm up during the chillier months, this tea is great for someone who is sick or has a weak immune system, take a look at the recipe below and at the end of this post, there will be a link to another site that I really love to look at while I have my cup of tea. Have fun reading!
Best Ginger Tea Recipe
This Best Ginger Tea Recipe made from scratch may seem daunting, but it’s actually super simple.
- Takes just 5 minutes to make.
- Fresh ginger tea made from scratch is a lot better than ginger tea from a teabag.
- A little lemon (for vitamin C) and honey (to soothe your throat and to sweeten the tea) makes it tasty.
Tea Tip! The secret to making ginger tea quick and easy is to grate fresh ginger. By grating fresh ginger, tea is steeped and ready to drink in just 5 minutes
BEST GINGER TEA RECIPE INGREDIENTS
- Fresh ginger
- Filtered water
- Teapot with strainer
- Electric kettle with a temperature setting
How to Make: Best Ginger Tea Recipe, Step By Step.
STEP 1: Boil water. Boil two cups of water. Use tap water for the best quality ginger tea. I set my electric kettle with a temperature setting to 170°F, But whatever temperature you like is fine as well.
STEP 2: Peel and grate ginger. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, peel an inch piece of a fresh ginger root and grate it into a teapot with a strainer or an infuser. For two cups of water, I’m using an inch of ginger root. I like the flavor to be mild, (I do like hot things but with my tea I prefer it to be more of a mild flavor) but if you want a milder taste as well, just use less ginger root then this recipe calls for
STEP 3: Slice half a lemon. Thinly slice half a lemon and add it to the teapot. No need to take out the seeds since the teapot strainer will make sure the seeds don’t get into your tea. Make sure you wash the lemon well before cutting into it since the rind will be going into the tea.
STEP 4: Pour boiling water into the teapot, cover, and steep for 5 minutes. Covering the teapot is to make sure the water stays nice and hot during the steeping process.
STEP 5: Strain ginger tea solids and pour hot tea into a teacup.
STEP 6: Add honey to the cup and Your hot ginger tea is ready to drink!
Best Ginger Tea Recipe TEA TIPS: Instead of sliced lemons, you can also use the juice from half a lemon. If lemon is too acidic, try Meyer lemons which are sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons.
In the summer, make the drink iced and top it with some sparkling water for a zingy and refreshing drink.
Now for quick questions that you may have about this tea.
Does this tea have caffeine?
No, this tea does not have any caffeine in it. so if you or someone you know wants this tea before bed, it’s safe to have it before bed.
Can I grate ginger ahead of time?
You can grate ginger ahead of time and freeze it. Store it in a seal-able plastic bag, flattening it before freezing. When you need some grated ginger, snap off a piece.
Can I eat the ginger pulp instead of straining it out?
Yes, you can! ginger (any part of if it) Is very good for you, Look at the health benefits below to find out why and how it is good for you.
Time: 4 mins
Steep time: 5 mins total
Yield 2 servings
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 lemon thinly sliced
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Boil water. Use filtered water for the best quality ginger tea. I like to set my electric kettle with a temperature setting to 208°F. If you’re boiling water on the stovetop, let the water get to a boil.
- Peel and grate the ginger. Peel one-inch piece of fresh ginger root and grate into a teapot with a strainer or an infuser.
- Slice half a lemon. Thinly slice half a lemon. No need to take out the seeds since the tea filter or infuser from the teapot will make sure the seeds don’t get into your tea. Add the lemon slices into the teapot. Make sure to wash the lemon well since the rind will steep with the tea.
- Pour boiling water into the teapot, cover, and steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain ginger tea solids and pour hot tea into a teacup.
- Add honey.
Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
OK, now to something very important….ready??
I would love to hear what you have to say about this recipe, have you tried it? If not I think this tea is super healthy and it’s good for you (besides the honey but if that’s what you like that’s OK too) and i have another post that you might like as well. Click here for more on that one. This is probably one of my best posts I have written because it is packed with great if about this famous root called Ginger. But one more thing before I finish, I (as usual) Have a list of the great benefits of this tea and the main Ingredients, Ginger Root.
Health Benefits of Ginger tea. 7 Things to know
- Relieve nausea
Drinking a cup of ginger tea before traveling can help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You can also drink a cup at the first sign of nausea to relieve the symptoms.
- Improve stomach performance
Useful in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food, ginger tea can help with bloating after eating too much (that’s a relief)
- Reduce inflammation
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal home remedy for muscle and joint problems. In addition to drinking ginger tea, you can also use it to soak inflamed joints.
- Fight respiratory problems
Ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold or flu. Try a cup of ginger-tea for the respiratory symptoms associated with environmental allergies.
- Improve blood circulation The vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in ginger tea can help restore and improve blood circulation that may help decrease the chance of cardiovascular problems. Ginger may prevent fat from depositing in the arteries helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke.
- Relieve menstrual discomfort This one is for all women suffering from menstrual cramps. Try soaking a towel in warm ginger tea and apply it to your lower abdomen. It may help relieve the pain and relax the muscles. At the same time, drink a cup of ginger tea with honey, (see recipe above)
- Relieve stress Ginger tea has calming properties that may help lower your stress and tension. This is thought to be due to a combination of strong aroma and healing properties. This last one is great! with all that is going on in the world, stress is high on the charts right now. Try taking a cup of this tea whenever your feeling stressed. Plus. This tea is great to have before bed as well, ginger is known as a “soothing” Tea. That means it helps make you relax which is why I highly remind you to try a cup before your bedtime.
And yet again I am never done writing things (lol) I have a site you might want to check out as well. This site has things you can read as you are enjoying a freshly brewed cup of tea. Check it out here 🙂
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