nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 36
  • Protein: <1 g
  • Total Fat: <1 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 4 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: 9 g

Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea

Makes 2 cups

30 minutes or fewer

Ginger is Mother Nature’s protective cloak, shielding us from sickness on winter days. This tea is very spicy—if it tastes too strong, dilute it with more hot water and honey. Traditional advice is not to drink more than 2 cups of ginger tea a day unless you are using it as a treatment for a bad chest cold.
  • 12 thin slices fresh ginger, pounded with mortar or rolling pin
  • 1 Tbs. honey

1. Put ginger and 3 cups water in small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes.

2. Strain out ginger slices and discard or reserve for another use. Stir in honey, and serve hot. Tea can be reheated, if necessary.

January 1970

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For those who wonder at the two cups per day. Ginger is a great laxative.....

anthonyuplandpoetwatkins - 2015-01-07 17:49:06

If the ginger is organic... you can throw the whole hunk in the blender. I store it in a covered dish in the fridge. I make tea, smoothies and for cooking.

Linda - 2015-01-04 23:35:59

sounds great, I'll make it for yule!

Bess - 2014-12-15 01:54:58

Thank you for the recipe, it turned out great! I don't care for those other recipes that add lemon, mint etc. Plain ginger tea is delicious AS IS!

amcken3 - 2014-11-17 23:52:43

where did that 2 cup max come from????

SueT - 2014-07-23 02:11:27

Very good anytime.

Mike - 2014-04-22 23:49:22

Loved it!! Very soothing

Lauren - 2014-03-24 21:31:42

tried it and was surprised in a good way. I enjoyed it more than I do the traditional tea bag variety..

stebe - 2013-10-29 01:35:22

You can also add a pinch of Cayenne Pepper and a squeeze of lemon for a little extra zing!

Karin - 2013-01-21 22:55:58

This taste exquisite! Thank you for sharing.

Raquel - 2013-01-17 12:33:35

All comments are good. However, ginger is a BLOOD THINNER. If you drink it every day and accidentally cut yourself, your cut will keep bleeding and not clot properly. For years, I suffered from acid reflux and in desperation one day I made ginger tea and noticed how it helped my digestion. Naturally I began drinking a cup of this tea with every meal. After several days, I accidentally cut my thumb and it would not stop bleeding. I reviewed what I had done differently and realized I drank 3 cups of ginger tea daily for my digestive problems. I stopped drinking the tea and my blood began to clot normally and the cut soon healed. Incidentally, when I stopped eating gluten and dairy products from cow's milk, the acid reflux stopped.

shana - 2012-11-23 23:45:46

When using for a cold or flu symptoms, add a dash of cayenne pepper and juice of 1/2 lemon for the entire batch. I usually grate the ginger, or save the peel when making other recipes. I also like the way ginger helps my brain for concentration, so I drink a cup when I study or am reading technical material. Also great for nausea!

Dr. Wanona - 2012-11-23 21:16:23

Question: Why only 2 cups ginger tea? I drink ginger, grapefruit juice, bragg vinegar daily. Happy Holidays. Brooke I enjoy and learn from your sites. Thank you

Brooke - 2012-11-23 16:34:54

When I am in a big hurry I just poor hot water over crushed up ginger and add a little lemon and honey. Most wonderful drink when you are sick or have a little belly ache.

Rebecca MacIvor - 2012-07-30 15:01:26

Our family makes a very similar tea. We use 10 to 12 slices per 2 cups of water. We also enjoy simmering it with organic orange peel and whole star anise which adds a natural sweetness. We always add fresh lemon juice at the end. Sometimes we use cinnamon sticks as well, 1 per 2 cups of water. I recommend this tea to anyone under the weather and it always seems to work like a charm.

Denise - 2012-01-29 01:59:23