Here is my favorite recipe for an amazing healthy cup of ginger tea. I really think this tea makes me a better person (if there is such a thing) because it makes me feel so good all day long! This recipe is for a batch of ginger tea so that it will last you for the next day. You can read about the benefits of ginger tea by clicking here.
How to make Ginger Tea
- Peel the skin off the ginger root, wash, and grate about 1/4-1/3 cup of ginger root.
- Add to 5 cups of boiling water, reduce to medium heat after ginger starts to boil. Cover halfway with lid.
- Cook for 20 minutes.
- Strain the grated ginger. I like to keep some ginger pieces in my tea, so you can decide what you like best.
- You now have ginger tea! You can add what you like for more flavor or embrace the full ginger taste on it’s own.
I usually add another cup or two of water to dilute the ginger tea if I find the taste too strong. As you will notice that a lot of your water has boiled away.
Ginger Tea with Green Tea and Lemon
This is my all time favorite tea combo!
Mix half ginger tea and half green tea in whatever quantity you like. Add a little bit of lemon and you have yourself a supercharged antioxidant tea that will make you look and feel great!
For example, since I drink a lot of tea and use a super large mug, I usually add 1 cup of strong ginger tea and mix it with 1 cup of green tea and add 1-2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
You can adjust the quantities of each tea to tailor to your personal taste and needs. I never add sugar as it defeats the purpose of it’s healthy energizing and detoxing benefits. But if you need to add a little sweetness to your tea add some honey.
Place the remaining ginger tea in the refrigerator for later use.