Easy Ginger Tea

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 1
  • About This Recipe

    “This is one of my absolute favourite things to drink, other than coffee and regular tea, that is! It’s so easy, and it’s good for you, too! You can buy ginger tea in packets, but it’s better (and cheaper, too) to just make your own with fresh ginger. Thanks to Cdn Living Magazine for the original recipe I based this on!”

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsfreshly grated gingerroot
  • 1 1/2 cupsboiling water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonswhite sugar
  • Directions

  • Place grated ginger into a 2-cup glass measuring cup.
  • Fill to the 1-1/2 cup line with boiling water.
  • Set timer for 10 minutes.
  • When timer goes off, strain into a large mug and stir in sugar (you may need more or less, depending on how sweet you want your tea).
  • Taste; if it’s too strong (too gingery) for you, add a little more boiling water to your mug, but I found the strong taste really grew on me, so I hope you try it this way first!
  • Sip and enjoy!
  • Note#1: If that’s too much, you can use just 1 tsp grated ginger and just 1 cup of boiling water, but I like a big mug.
  • Note#2: a squeeze of lemon can be added, and maple syrup is an interesting replacement for the white sugar.
  • Note#3: If you triple or quadruple this recipe, you can make a lovely pot of ginger tea instead of a single serving.
  • Reviews

  • “I won’t rate this right now.I have a horrible cold/sinus infection, and found this recipe on the internet (or one pretty much like it).I adore ginger, but not sure I want to sip on this, but was trying it to see if it helped open up the ears/nose.It got rave reviews for just that, so crossing fingers.”

  • “Delicious, love this tea!try making your own tea bag out of a small piece of cheesecloth. Wrap the ginger up inside and tie in a knot, and leave a long piece coming off from the knot. Leave this long part sticking out of your teapot and simply pull it out when you’re done steeping! This relieves you of having to strain it when it’s done. It works great! Also try adding some lemon zest into the teabag.”

  • “i drink this all the time, usually with a slice of lemon. it’s great, with/without sweetener. Great after a karaoke session, it really soothes the throat. thanks lennie!”

  • “I love this tea, thank you for posting it.”

  • “Thanks so much for posting this seemingly ultra simple recipe.Late one night, I was desperately looking for a single-cup homemade recipe of ginger tea to hopefully soothe my week-long ailing stomach. I knew ginger was known for helping the digestive tract so I wanted something simple & without extra ingredients, but I had never actually made, or had, just “Ginger Tea” before (so off to recipezaar I went).The ratios & the steep time of this recipe created the absolute perfect cup!It was Intense, but addicting – Somehow just right!This is now my permanent basic ginger tea recipe to which I have already repeatedly used.I do use honey in place of the sugar. Oh, and it really was therapeutic for my stomach 🙂 Thank You!”

  • “Super easy and delicious. I used sweetener vs the real sugar b/c I am watching my carbs/sugar intake but it was just as good. You could also use honey.This is a keeper!”

  • “This is very good and easy!I have had a stomach ache for several days, and this tea immidiately started to ease the ache!I used blue agave nectar for the sweet, and it tastes great!Thank you!”

  • “The Best! This is so tasty and is also great for an upset stomach. As I have a bit of a sweet tooth did add a little more sugar. Thanks so much for the post.”

  • “Wonderful!I made this with ginger paste and didn’t bother to strain it.Thank you so much for the recipe!”

  • “I’ve made this twice now, the first time, i took your advice and i did try it this way, it was a little too strong for me, but i’m sure the more ginger the healthier. The second time i made this i had really bad stomach cramps, i used 3/4 tsp. grated ginger and 2-cups boiling water (i like to use a big mug too), with 1 packet of splenda and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and this made my stomach feel so much better, and i was able to get to sleep last night. I’ll be making this alot, in fact i’m making a cup right now. Thank you Lennie, i am going to keep trying a little more ginger each time i make this, because i’m sure it’s healthier this way.”

  • “According to info on the internet, the benefits of ginger root are phenomenal –from weight loss, strengthening the function of kidney, bladder, uterus and liver, helping prevent strokes, anti-inflammatory…I never knew what to do with it.Thanks!This tea is superb.”

  • “Lennie!You’ve come through for me again!I came here to find a simple ginger tea recipe (for an upset stomach).As soon as I saw one with your name on it, I printed it, made it and here I sit drinking it!Exactly what I was looking for.The only change I made was substituting honey for the sugar since I use honey in my tea normally.Thank you, Lennie!M&Mers”

  • “This really was lovely and made a perfect warm hole in my stomach on a day when it was feeling rather upset.I didn’t change anything although I may experiment with using honey instead of sugar next time.Thanks so much for sharing!”

  • “Loved this recipe, it’s fast and easy and soooo soothing.I enjoyed just as directed, I did use a little less sugar as that’s the what I prefer.I can see this is going to be my new favorite evening drink.Thanks Lennie, I love ginger in any thing but never thought of it in tea.Just perfect.”

  • “Very nice… soothing AND energizing. Thanks Lennie !”

  • “Excellent pick-me-up!It’s great for a rumbling stomach, or for a cold morning, or for a cozy evening, or to get you going on a slow morning.Many thanks!”

  • “Great tea! It is really good for indigestion too! thanks for posting!”

  • “Nice ginger tea.I used candied ginger and left out the sugar.A lovely evening drink.”

  • “Wonderful!!!Thanks for sharing.”

  • “Made this evening using grated fresh ginger, a packet of orange/spice tea and a little splenda for sweetner. A wonderful cup of tea! So good I had 2 cups. Made my scratchy throat feel better too. “

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