Fresh ginger tea is fantastic for your digestive system, easy to make, and great for a cold day! Low calorie, easy to adapt, and always diary-free…it’s great for you!
You know that feeling when you first start to get a cold? Your throat starts to hurt, your nose is congested, and you just don’t feel like yourself. Well, I’ve got the perfect remedy for you. In my newest recipe, I show you how to make my secret ginger tea recipe (actually my husband’s recipe that I stole) that will help fight off your cold and have you feeling better in no time.
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Is Ginger Tea the same thing as Ginger Milk Tea?
Ginger Tea and Ginger Milk Tea are not exactly the same. Ginger tea is usually made with ginger root, water, and an optional sweetener. Ginger Milk Tea is usually made with ginger root, water, a sweetener, and black tea and milk. One has no milk and no caffeine and the other has both.
Can I use ginger powder instead of fresh ginger?
I will never lie to you. So, I will tell you that fresh ginger tastes better to me in Ginger Tea, but you can use ground ginger if you don’t have fresh. It can still feel warm and cozy and wonderful. Most people say that about 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger is equal to 1 tablespoon of fresh.
What are the benefits of fresh ginger tea?
Ginger Tea helps soothe tummies, and heads, and nerves, and my workout 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 as it does here in our world.
How to make fresh ginger tea
Peel and slice fresh ginger root into slices or chunks about 1/4 inch thick.
Add the fresh ginger root to water in a kettle, and bring to a boil. About 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger root per cup of water.
Gently boil the water and ginger root for about 10-15 minutes. Boil it less for a less intense ginger flavor and more for a greater ginger flavor. Find that sweet spot you like.
If desired, add honey and lemon slices, towards the end of the time, into the boiling water. Enjoy!
If you want Ginger Lemon Tea:
If you love the popular combination of lemon and ginger and want Ginger Lemon Tea, have I got some good news for you! Just add lemon to this recipe! It’s not rocket science, either. You can just squeeze fresh lemon juice into your prepared ginger tea or add some fresh lemon slices to your pot or cup. If adding slices, try mashing the flesh up a bit before adding for more flavor.
If you want Turmeric Ginger Tea:
If you, like many people lately, are wanting to add turmeric to your diet for its health benefits, you can easily make a Turmeric Ginger Tea using this recipe as a base. Just add fresh turmeric along with the ginger root. If you can’t find it fresh, you can use ground turmeric.
Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe
- 1 tablespoon chopped ginger about a 1 inch piece
- 1 cups water
- lemon slices, optional
- Peel and slice fresh ginger root into slices.
- Add the fresh ginger root to water in a kettle, and bring to a boil. About 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger root per cup of water.
- Gently boil the water and ginger root for about 15-20 minutes.
- If desired, add lemon slices and honey to the boiling water. Enjoy!