Soothing Honey-Lemon Ginger Tea
Try this soothing lemon ginger tea as a relief to all your winter woes cold, cough and flu. Learn how to make this simple detoxifying drink with step-by-step photos and quick video tutorial along with all the health benefits of the drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 cups
- 4 cups filtered water
- 4 inch ginger
- 1 lemon sliced or 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 to 2 tablespoon raw organic honey
- 1 cinnamon stick
- A lemon slice per cup
- Few fresh mint leaves
Bring 4 cups of water to boil.
While water is boiling, you can clean ginger root. Scrub and wash ginger. Do not bother peeling the skin if you are going to strain it out like me. If you are planning to drink it as it is, peel the skin on ginger root.
Slice ginger into thin slices. Or you can grate it as well.
Once water starts boiling, turn off the heat. Add ginger, lemon slices (if using lemon to steep in the tea).
Cover and let it steep for 30 minutes.
Strain and drink it at room temperature as it is. Or warm it up and serve.
I prefer to add lemon juice to steeped tea as per my taste preference. Add raw honey for sweetened tea – that’s my preference.
So to serve like the way I did – steeped and strained tea in tea kettle.
Into individual serving cup, squeeze lemon juice. Pour hot ginger lemon tea. Add raw honey to your taste preference.
Stir it with cinnamon stick. Garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaves. Serve.
NOTE : Adding grated ginger to steep tea gives strong ginger flavor to the tea. If you don't like the spiciness and strong flavor of ginger, you can just roughly chop ginger and add to boiling water.
You can drink the tea at room temperature. If you prefer it warm, just reheat the steeped tea, bit DO NOT boil it.
If you prefer green tea base, then use that to steep in ginger and lemon slices instead of just plain boiling water.
Left over tea can be stored for 4-6 days in refrigerator and reheated (NOT BOILED) when you want to serve.
Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.2mg