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.
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.
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This ginger and lemon tea is good for digestive health, heart health, and can relieve inflammation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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5 minute Homemade Matcha Latte Recipe is a delicious green tea treat you can make right at home.
Homemade Ginger Tea
- 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
Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
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.
- Serve hot with a lemon round and additional honey or maple syrup, to taste.