It's hot. Hot enough to make you want to drink anything cold. But what if it's too hot for cold drinks? That's where ginger tea comes in — and how to make fresh ginger tea is something we'll dive into today.
If you love a gingery bite, drinking ginger tea with fresh ginger is for you! You won't believe how quick it is to make ginger tea at home. Just grate the ginger and steep it in hot water!
I've loved ginger since I tried wrapped candied ginger at the hippy store near my mom's work. Then it was the non-alcoholic ginger beer-- and later Dark & Stormy's. Finally, I went through a ginger phase without even getting sick!
It was so amazing that I got more ginger to store in my fridge more often. I'm not a massive fan of spicy food, but with the right combination of ingredients and spices hits perfectly. And that's precisely how my days-long (and sometimes weeks-long) love affair with ginger began: with a little bit of help from fresh root ginger, which is something we're going to dive into today!
It's an easy-to-follow recipe for making fresh ginger tea at home. It tastes great and has numerous health benefits, including aiding digestion, relieving nausea and upset stomachs, and immune system support.
Ginger tastes great and has numerous health benefits, including aiding digestion, relieving nausea and upset stomachs, and boosting your immune system.
- Fresh ginger root: Don't just grab a random rhizome! Make sure to get a fresh knob of ginger as this root spice can degrade in quality, which you will taste in your tea.
- Honey (optional): Feel free to add a sweetener if you need to cut ginger's bite but if you're not into honey, use whatever sweetener you have on hand.
- Lemon (optional)
Dried ginger powder can work but will have a different texture and intensity.
To customize the flavor of your ginger tea, brew it with a cinnamon stick, squeeze in some fresh lemon juice, or add a pinch of turmeric. You can also sweeten it with honey or add a slice of orange. Finally, for a minty twist, add some fresh mint leaves.
The Health Benefits of Ginger
From herbalists, home cooks, and everything in between, ginger has been relied on as a route that can aid in managing inflammation and other conditions such as heartburn, diarrhea, and even for pregnant folks with the side effects of morning sickness.
While I believe in the power of food as medicine, please do with anything that addresses a structure-function claim that your mileage may vary. Connect with your health professional to start any practice aiding health and wellness.
Peel the ginger root using a spoon or a peeler. Then, add as much ginger as you like depending on your taste preferences.
Slice the ginger into thin pieces or grate it using a grater. Slicing the ginger will make the tea milder, while grating it will intensify.
Boil water in a pot or a kettle. You'll need about 2 cups of water for every tablespoon of ginger.
You'll need fresh ginger root, water, and a small saucepan to make ginger tea. First, peel the ginger root using a spoon or a peeler, slice it into thin pieces, or grate it using a grater. Then, boil 2 cups of water in a pot or a kettle and add the sliced or grated ginger.
I like to add ginger to the boiling water just before it gets to a full boil. Stick with medium and not high heat in order. Steep the ginger at a simmer for 10-15 minutes, and then strain it using a small strainer or a slotted spoon.
Pour the ginger tea into your mugs and add honey or lemon if desired. Stir well. Enjoy your freshly brewed ginger tea!
- Make a big batch of brewed tea and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Add more ginger to the water to make a stronger ginger tea.
- Add in other spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, or cloves.
Fresh Ginger Tea
This ginger creates a delicious drink that's packed with flavor.
- 2 Cups Water
- 2 tablespoons sliced or grated ginger
- Peel the ginger root using a spoon or a peeler. Add as much ginger as you like depending on your taste preferences.
- Slice the ginger into thin pieces or grate it using a grater. Slicing the ginger will make the tea milder, while grating it will intensify.
- Boil water in a pot or a kettle. You'll need about 2 cups of water for every tablespoon of ginger.
- Add the sliced or grated ginger to the boiling water and steep at a simmer for 10-15 minutes. You can cover the pot with a lid to keep the heat in.
- After 10-15 minutes, remove the ginger from the water using a strainer or a slotted spoon.
- Pour the ginger tea into a cup and add honey or lemon if desired. Stir well.
- Enjoy your freshly brewed ginger tea!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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