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Quick & Easy Ginger Tea from Scratch

Author: Jee Choe
A warming hot beverage made with ginger, lemon, and honey.
4.6 from 167 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 9 mins
Course Drinks
Yield2 servings



  • Boil water.
    Use filtered water for the best quality ginger tea. I like to set my electric kettle with a temperature setting to 208°F. If you’re boiling water on the stovetop, let the water get to a boil.
  • Peel and grate ginger.
    Peel one inch piece of fresh ginger root and grate into a teapot with a strainer or an infuser.
  • Slice half a lemon.
    Thinly slice half a lemon. No need to take out the seeds since the tea filter or infuser from the teapot will make sure the seeds don't get into your tea. Add the lemon slices into the teapot. Make sure to wash the lemon well since the rind will steep with the tea.
  • Add honey.
    You can add the honey after the steep if you prefer.
  • Strain solids and pour hot tea into a teacup.


There are claims that you destroy the good enzymes in honey if you add it to boiling hot water. If you're worried about this, add the honey to your teacup after the tea has been steeped and poured. 


Calories: 43 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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