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
Gluten-Free

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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comments

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

I wanted to know the thing. Why only a 2 cup a day limit?

Shirley - 2012-01-28 17:42:52

I grate ginger, add to water and put in microwave for a few min; 2 for a cup, longer if making a few cups. Add lemon and honey, cures my husbands upset stomach.

Anonymous - 2012-01-28 13:49:05

Imake a pot of green tea everyday and add 2-3 think slices of ginger which infuses the pot with a great flavor and the great benefits of ginger. I think I will try crushing it to taste the difference.

Rick - 2012-01-27 21:33:22

try agave instead of honey if you want a vegan version. it's very tasty!! you might want to try it even if you're not vegan:)

Sunrise Alexis Winburn - 2012-01-27 19:37:53

I wonder why they recommend not having more than 2 cups per day unless you have a chest cold. Does anyone know?

Carol - 2012-01-27 11:35:26

I, too, make the tea the way they do in India. My daughter's neighbor is from India, and she showed my daughter how to grate the ginger, steep it and then add honey and 1/2 fresh lemon juice. So very good.

Lorene - 2011-01-27 18:19:08