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Ginger Tea Recipe

Winter is the time to enjoy warm drinks like this Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe! A cup of ginger tea is good for you especially when it’s cold.

ginger tea in two glass mugs one on a white marble board with cinnamon sticks in the tea and on the board.

A lightly sweet ginger tea is a winter delight. A warm drink not only warms your body, but also provides potential health benefits that you may not have expected. Fresh ginger root, cinnamon, and the flavors of lemon make a tea that has beneficial effects.


What is lemon ginger tea good for?

This ginger and lemon tea is good for digestive health, heart health, and can relieve inflammation.

When to drink ginger tea?

It’s a good idea to have this tea with ginger first thing in the morning for its benefits supporting the digestive system. I would recommend drinking it 2-3 times a day, or whenever you’d like! Here is another great ginger recipe.

Why is ginger tea spicy?

Ginger itself has a spicy and pepper taste on its own, and making it into a tea would make it into a naturally spicy drink.

Can you drink ginger tea when pregnant?

Yes, pregnant women can drink hot ginger tea. Drinking ginger root tea is an easy method to help with morning sickness, fighting that nausea and aiding healthy digestion. You can find a full article on this topic.

ginger tea in a glass mug with lemon and cinnamon in the tea with honey on a spoon being poured into the tea.

What’s so great about ginger tea?

Fresh ginger tea is good for you any time of day. When you have sore throats, fevers, and an upset stomach, this loose leaf tea is the way to go. The health benefits of ginger tea help with all of these symptoms of a cold. The winter season calls for a hot drink that helps with the time of colds and flus with the antioxidant compounds that ginger provides your body.

To make this ginger tea, you’ll need organic ginger: a time-honored herb. It’s used everywhere from fighting morning sickness to preventing motion sickness. It has a long history of use, and is quite effective! It’s perfect to use in loose leaf teas, especially homemade ones. The lightly spicy flavor it brings activates your senses to relax and enjoy the warm drink.

hot water being poured into a glass mug with ginger tea in it with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick floating in the tea on a white board with a cinnamon stick.

What do you need to make ginger tea?

Fresh ginger starts off this herbal tea with benefits that protect brain function, reducing chances of Alzheimer’s disease. I recommend fresh ginger rather than dried ginger.

Water: Spring water is better than tap water in many cases.

A cinnamon stick adds a warm and comforting flavor to this spicy tea. It has antioxidant properties. Cloves and star anise are great substitutions for cinnamon if you prefer a different culinary spice.

Slice of lemon and fresh lemon juice add a great flavor to this drink. They also help your immune system and fight oxidative stress. (You can use a slice of orange and orange juice instead if you’d like)

Honey is my favorite sweetener. It adds antioxidants in the best way. You can use maple syrup if you prefer.

ginger tea ingredients ginger, cinnamon, lemon, honey, and water.

Here are some more tasty drinks you’ll enjoy:

Strawberry Mango Ginger Smoothie uses fresh fruit to make a delicious drink!

This quick recipe for Apple Cider makes a popular drink from just a few ingredients and spices.

5 minute Homemade Matcha Latte Recipe is a delicious green tea treat you can make right at home.

glass mugs filled with ginger tea with more flavor additions floating in the tea a lemon slice and cinnamon sticks.

Homemade Ginger Tea

Winter is the time to enjoy warm drinks like this Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov



  • 1 inch fresh ginger, unpeeled, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 slice lemon
  • ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup, to taste


  • Place sliced ginger, cinnamon stick, lemon slice, and water in a saucepan over high heat.
    1 inch fresh ginger,, 1 cup water, 1 stick cinnamon, 1 slice lemon
    tea brewing in a pot on a wooden board with lemon cinnamon water and ginger slices in the pot.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
    ginger tea in a pot on a wooden board with honey in a glass jar with a spoon on the side.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add lemon juice and honey. 
    ½ Tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey
  • Strain the mixture into a teapot, or directly into a cup.
    hot water being poured into a glass mug with ginger tea in it with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick floating in the tea on a white board with a cinnamon stick.
  • Serve hot with a lemon round and additional honey or maple syrup, to taste.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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