Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea (2 ways)

Fresh Ginger Tea is easy to make and tastes so much better than the version you get in a tea bag. Ginger root tea is great for your digestive system and has a soothing benefits on your nerves and body. It’s a great way to end or start your day!

There are 2 ways to make fresh Ginger Root tea that both result in a yummy and fresh tea. Use the process you like best!

Mugs of fresh ginger root tea and lemon.

How to make ginger tea with ginger powder:

Add about 1/2 cup of ginger powder for each cup of hot water. Pour the boiling water over the powder, cover, and let sit for a couple of minutes. Use a coffee filter or other fine mesh filter to strain off the powder.

5 minutes: fresh Ginger Root Tea:

This method requires the use of grated ginger which releases the juice from the root and pushes the flavor out far quicker than the method below. It is also a bit messier and requires a couple more tools.

This recipe also uses black tea AND fresh ginger to give you all the flavor!

  • fresh ginger
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B008OLKVEW” locale=”US”]tea pot[/easyazon_link] or small saucepan
  • black tea ([easyazon_link identifier=”B0065IV48S” locale=”US”]this[/easyazon_link] is my favorite kind)
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B014KJ5WLI” locale=”US”]tea strainer[/easyazon_link]

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.

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.

A tea pot, fresh ginger root, honey, and lemon are what you need to make homemade ginger root tea.

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.

20 min: Fresh Ginger Tea

This method is ALL fresh ginger, water, and honey (fresh lemon, too, if you opt for it) without the black tea. Although it takes longer to make, it only requires you to have a knife and pot.

Sliced ginger is a great way to make homemade ginger tea.

Step 1.
Peel and slice fresh ginger root into slices.

Step 2.
Add the fresh ginger root to water in a kettle, bring to boil. About 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger root per cup of water.

Step 3.
Gently boil the water and ginger root for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 4.
If desired, add honey and milk to the boiling water. Enjoy!

(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 minute Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe

Warm, comforting, and good for your belly. Homemade Ginger Tea is a must-make!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger tea
Prep Time 8 minutes
# of servings 1 serving

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
  • 2 slices fresh lemon

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • Add slices of fresh lemon, if desired.

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7 thoughts on “Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea (2 ways)”

  1. 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!

  2. 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! :)~

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