Ginger Tea Recipe

Ginger Tea


  • 2 thumb-sized knobs of ginger
  • half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • boiling water (about 3 cups)

How to make Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a lovely, yummy drink that's purportedly got medicinal purposes as well, such as removing wind and... well a whole lot more, I just don't know what. Anyway, to cut a rambly story short, it's good for you, AND tastes good to boot! :)

  1. Put a kettle on the stove and start it boiling.
  2. While the water heats up, peel the ginger and slice it up.
  3. Remove the rind from the lemon (you just want the yellow bits, not the bitter white pith), and squeeze the juice into your teapot.
  4. Give the ginger a good bash in your mortar and pestle (optional step, but I think it really helps to release the flavours), and put this into your tea pot along with the lemon rind, juice, and honey.
  5. Pour most of the boiling water into the teapot, and give it a good stir to help dissolve the honey.
  6. Pour a little of the boiling water into your mortar and pestle to make sure you get every last bit of gingery goodness, and pour that into the teapot.
  7. Cover the teapot, and let it steep for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Strain into a teacup and enjoy.
  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    inspired me! [pic](

  • rachel
    rachel says

    oh dear, hope the sore throat gets better soon! awesome picture. :)

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    other than honey, when I make ginger tea I sometimes use "pin tong" i'm not sure how to translate it.. it's a kind of sugar that comes in slices, a white layer in between two brown layers

  • SmerkyGrl
    SmerkyGrl says

    I think what Telliecoin meant was "rock candy" or "rock sugar"...or at least that's what the package of "bing tang" in my cabinet says :/

  • rachel
    rachel says

    @tellecoin/SmerkyGrl: ah ok gotcha. i think pin tong is the cantonese term for it.

  • MsNyanko
    MsNyanko says

    片糖...I guess it's chinese brown sugar. Usually labeled as "brown candy" o.O Rock sugar looks more like crystals?...and I like to break em into small pieces and eat em ^0^

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    "removing wind"? Is that what I think it means?

  • beddel
    beddel says

    I really like making this with a shot of whiskey in it too, although I don't call it 'The Sledgehammer' for nothing! Perfect before bedtime.

  • Kailoi
    Kailoi says

    @iconsam: i guess it has something to do with traditional chinese medicine: in this sense "removing wind" means "good against a cold". the effect you understood might is probable too, since ginger is an allround healthy spice.

  • paosi
    paosi says

    What I do is grate the peeled ginger, add a stick of cinammon and let it boil 7 min, then strain it. It is an ayurveda recipe that heals all, stomach-ache, sore throat, flu...

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