homemade Ginger Tea recipe

Why should you know how to make homemade ginger tea? Let me tell you a little something, something about Ginger. It’s a cure-all in a little root. Your tummy loves it, your head loves it, your nerves love it. It’s like one big love fest for your body. Naturally. It’s got this all-natural pain reliever thing about it. It’s a lovely little perk of being the Ginger plant. God said, “let’s make this plant have super-powers”…POOF!

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What you need:
fresh ginger root
tea pot or small saucepan
black tea (this is my favorite kind)
tea strainer evaporated milk or half and half (optional)
sugar (optional)

What are the benefits of ginger tea?

Ginger Tea helps soothe tummies, and heads, and nerves, and my work-out woes. It’s currently my new fave. Right after sleep. Before cold season we drink copius amounts of this stuff. And during cold season. And after. Basically all year long.

Give it a try in your family and see if it does good things for you and yours. We hope that it will help calm tummies and colds for you like it does here in our world.

ginger tea.

While most of you will go through the steps and probably skip step 5. But let me tell you something, I have had ginger tea without milk and sugar only a handful of times. My Grandma taught me to add milk and sugar to it and, to this day, it is the only way I drink it (although I’m having to use almond milk, these days).

homemade ginger tea with fresh ginger root

how to make homemade ginger tea …

Step 1.
Add a bit of grated fresh ginger (or a small piece) and jam it into a tea strainer. If you don’t have a tea strainer you could use a homemade tea bag or put it in loose and strain it with a sieve after brewing.

 

An easy to make ginger tea recipe from nelliebellie.com. Great for headaches!

Step 2. Place your fresh ginger and your tea bag in your boiling water. I put the boiling water, black tea bag, and strainer with ginger into a cute teapot my kids love, filled with boiling water.  A saucepan on the stove works just as well, though.

Step 3. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Longer than 5 minutes will make a stronger tea, and less time is not so strong. For kids, pull it off at about the 4-minute mark.

Step 4. Remove the tea bag and strainer with ginger. If you put your ginger in loose and without a strainer, take a few moments to strain out the ginger.

Step 5 (optional—but not according to my Grandma). Add the milk and sugar, if you are using it. Here’s where using the saucepan on the stove works well…you can add the milk to the tea and heat it a bit before drinking. If you use the teapot, the milk cools the tea down a bit when added to the glass.

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Ginger Tea Recipe

Warm, comforting, and good for your belly. Homemade Ginger Tea is a must-make!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced chopped, shredded fresh ginger. We used the small side of the grater.
  • 2 cups boiling water.
  • 1 black tea bag.
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk or cream or 1/2 & 1/2 or milk--use almond milk if you have milk allergies
  • 4 tsp sugar to taste

Instructions

  1. Add a bit of grated ginger (or a small piece) and jam it into a tea strainer. If you don’t have a tea strainer you could use a homemade tea bag or put it in loose and strain it with a sieve after brewing.

  2. Place your ginger and your tea bag in your boiling water. I put the boiling water, black tea bag, and strainer with ginger into a cute teapot my kids love, filled with boiling water. A saucepan on the stove works just as well.

  3. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Longer than 5 minutes will make a stronger tea, and less time is not so strong. For kids, pull it off at about the 4 minute mark.

  4. Remove the tea bag and strainer with ginger. If you put your ginger in loose and without a strainer, take a few moments to strain out the ginger.

  5. (optional---but not according to my Grandma). Add the milk and sugar, if you are using it. Here’s where using the saucepan on the stove works well…you can add the milk to the tea and heat it a bit before drinking. If you use the teapot, the milk cools the tea down a bit when added to the glass.

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5 Comments

  1. Noelle
    August 30, 2014 / 6:15 am

    I love this tea! I love how you wrote this post too. And I love ginger. More lovefest. Have you tried Gin Gins products (especially their chewy candy)? You’ll be addicted!

    • August 30, 2014 / 10:22 am

      Thanks Noelle! And we haven’t tried Gin Gins; but looking it up right now!

  2. Cris
    February 20, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Add fresh lemon slices (mush one up for full flavor) and honey, omit the sugar and milk and you have something the local organic food store sells for $4 a mug!!! I just bought ginger today, I’ll try your recipe if you try mine! :)~

    • June 11, 2014 / 11:54 pm

      Yours sounds really delicious also. I will try both. :)

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