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Honey Ginger Tea Recipe

September 26, 2023 (Last Updated: November 4, 2023)

Honey Ginger Tea is a hot, fresh, aromatic tea made with crushed ginger root and your favourite honey. This healthy, 3-ingredient beverage is ready in just 10 minutes.

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Honey Ginger Tea is a hot, fresh, aromatic tea made with crushed ginger root and your favourite honey. This healthy, 3-ingredient beverage is ready in just 10 minutes and is the perfect, soothing natural tea for any season!

For more quick and natural immunity-boosting beverage recipes, try these Ginger Shots, Ginger Beer Recipe Immunity and Energy Boosting Drink and this Soursop Tea Recipe, next.

ginger, honey, water ingredients on wooden board.

Honey Ginger Tea Recipe

Honey ginger tea is a warm and comforting beverage that combines the natural sweetness of honey with the zesty and spicy flavour of fresh ginger. Ginger is crushed and then steeped and simmered in hot water for a delicious spiced brew that’s sweetened with honey.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Super Comforting – warm up during the fall and winter from the inside out with a mug full of honey ginger tea.
  • Customizable – there are so many ways to enhance this beverage. Sweeten, add lemon or spices; it’s totally up to you and your taste buds!
  • Nutritious – whether you want to soothe a cough or relieve an upset stomach, this drink has many health benefits. It’s also a healthy alternative to caffeinated drinks.
honey ginger tea in clear glass mug.

Ingredients and Ingredient Notes

  • Ginger Root – you don’t have to peel the ginger because the brew is strained before serving. But if you leave the peel intact, be sure to scrub the roots to remove any dirt. You can also choose to use grated ginger or sliced ginger for maximum strength.
  • Water – the liquid base of this tea recipe.
  • Honey – this natural sweetener balances out the spiciness of the ginger.
  • Fresh Lemon – this is completely optional, but I love the added touch of fresh lemon juice for boost of citrus flavour.

How to Make Ginger Honey Tea

  1. Add the crushed ginger root and water to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to bring the mixture to a gentle simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain using a fine mesh strainer/sieve into a mug. Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey, and stir until incorporated. Serve hot with a lemon round if desired and enjoy.
honey and ginger.

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Benefits

Ginger has medicinal properties that make it great as a main ingredient in a hot brewed drink.

  • Boosts the Immune System – it helps to relieve cold and flu symptoms that cause discomfort such as a sore throat. Both honey and ginger have immune-boosting properties. Ginger contains antioxidants that can help strengthen the immune system, while honey has antimicrobial properties that can support immune function.
  • Natural Sleep Aid – ginger promotes sleep. It’s naturally caffeine-free so it can be consumed before bed. It soothes your stomach and reduces soreness so you can relax.
  • Boosts Circulation – the ginger root contains minerals like zinc and magnesium, which increase lower blood pressure and increase blood flow.
  • Anti-Inflammatory – ginger contains bioactive compounds called gingerols that possess anti-inflammatory properties. Regular consumption of ginger tea may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to various chronic diseases.
  • Alleviates Digestive Issues – ginger is known for its ability to stimulate digestion by increasing the production of digestive enzymes. It can help alleviate symptoms like indigestion, bloating, and nausea. Ginger tea, especially when combined with honey, can provide relief from nausea associated with pregnancy, morning sickness, or travel.
  • Pain Relief ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties may also contribute to pain relief. Some individuals find that ginger tea helps reduce menstrual cramps and muscle soreness.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation – some research suggests that ginger may help lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity, making it potentially beneficial for individuals with diabetes.
  • Antioxidant Boost – both ginger and honey are rich in antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress.

Ginger Tea Variations

  • Citrus – you can use lemon rind or freshly squeezed lemon juice. Alternatively, try orange juice or lime juice for a tart touch of sweetness that complements the honey and ginger. It also adds some much-needed Vitamin C.
  • Spices & Herbs – add fresh turmeric root, fresh mint leaves, cinnamon, or cayenne pepper.
  • Tea – instead of using plain, filtered water, try adding green tea or black tea to taste.

Recipe Notes and Tips for Success

  • The longer you steep the ginger, the stronger the flavour will be.
  • You can double or triple this recipe for extra servings.
  • Young ginger has more moisture and is wildly sweet, whereas mature ginger is more tough and fibrous, with a sharp, pungent taste.

The Origin of Ginger Tea

Ginger root is a popular natural remedy that has been used for centuries across the world. The plant is native to Southeast Asia. In traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, dating back thousands of years, ginger has been used for its warming qualities, ability to alleviate digestive discomfort, and potential to boost the immune system.

Today, ginger tea has become a popular beverage globally. It’s enjoyed for its comforting taste, potential health benefits, and versatility. Many people also combine ginger with other ingredients such as honey, lemon, or herbs to enhance the flavor and potential benefits of the tea.

Fresh Ginger vs. Ginger Tea Bag

Honey ginger tea is a tea made without tea bags! For this recipe, we use fresh ginger instead of ginger tea bags, which contain dried and ground ginger. The tea bags would more than likely contain other herbs, flavourings, or other additives

Although tea bags are convenient, this recipe is fresher, with stronger flavour because it uses fresh ginger root.

Kitchen Tools and Equipment

  • Small Saucepan – use this to contain the boiling water and fresh ginger.
  • Mesh Strainer – to separate the tea from the ginger root.

Can I Make this Ahead of Time?

Yes. Store it in the fridge for up to one week.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover honey ginger tea in a sealed container (like a mason jar) for up to one week. Some particles may collect at the bottom of the container but that’s totally normal. You can also strain it out. Enjoy it cold out of the fridge or reheat it in the microwave.

Ginger Tea Side Effects

The most common side effects associated with ginger tea are gas, bloating, heartburn and nausea. But if you don’t consume tea in excessive amounts, you should be fine. If you have diabetes or are taking medications to manage blood sugar, monitor your levels closely and consult your doctor before adding ginger tea to your routine.

honey ginger lemon tea.
Step 5: Strain then pour in mug, sweeten with honey and serve with lemon if deisred

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does ginger and honey detox your body?

While ginger and honey might not have a direct “detox” effect, they can still be part of a healthy lifestyle and diet. They do improve bodily functions so including these ingredients in your diet can contribute to overall wellness.

Is honey and ginger tea good for your stomach?

Yes. It’s a natural remedy for stomachaches and general digestive discomfort. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. It also stimulates the production of digestive enzymes, helping to improve the overall digestive process and potentially easing stomach discomfort.

Is it OK to drink honey ginger tea every day?

In general, consuming honey ginger tea daily is safe. However, you should limit your daily intake to less than 4 cups per day.

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Honey Ginger Tea

Taneisha Morris
Honey Ginger Tea is a hot, fresh, aromatic tea made with crushed ginger root and your favourite honey. This healthy, 3-ingredient beverage is ready in just 10 minutes and is the perfect, soothing natural tea for any season!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks & Cocktails
Servings 2 cups
Calories 69 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Fine Mesh Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pcs. Ginger Root 3.5oz
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1-2 tbsp Honey or as desired
  • 1-2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice as desired

Instructions
 

  • Add the crushed ginger root and water to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to bring the mixture to a gentle simmer for 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain using a fine mesh strainer/sieve into a mug. Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey and lemon (optional), and stir until incorporated. Serve hot with a lemon round or wedge if desired and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 17gVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg

Note, the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

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