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Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe

This Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea is a delicious tea made with fresh ginger, lemon juice, honey, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. A simple recipe that is comforting and so tasty.

If you’re looking for a delicious tea to make you feel better when you’re not feeling like yourself, this Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea is so good. It’s comforting…like a warm hug. Made with 6 simple ingredients.

A comforting ritual.

I have been making and sipping this homemade Ginger Tea for years now. In fact, we drink this tea at least 3 or 4 times a week. It’s become part of my nightly ritual and I look forward to this spicy, tangy cup of tea every night. I also feel like it helps us ward off bugs during cold and flu season…at the very least this warm drink is comforting and soothing when you have a sore throat or just don’t feel well.

Ginger is delicious and good for you!

Aside from the fact that this tea is hot, spicy and so full of flavour, it’s good for you too. We love the taste and the ritual of making and drinking this tea, but we also love that this tea has healthy and delicious ingredients. 

  • Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps with nausea, circulation, stomach cramps and bloating, and it also improves the absorption of nutrients.
  • Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C
  • Cinnamon has been thought to help with blood sugar control, has natural antimicrobial properties, is rich in manganese, iron, calcium and fibre, it’s a powerful antioxidant…on and on…and it’s delicious too!
  • Honey is antibacterial and anti-fungal, it’s probiotic, it’s good for you skin, and it helps with sore throats and coughs.
  • Cayenne Pepper is a good source of essential minerals and vitamins C and A, it’s beneficial to the circulatory system…plus it adds ZING to your tea. True story.

How pretty are those ingredients?!   Ahhhhh, I really do love this tea.

Ginger Tea Recipe Tips

  • GINGER: Peeled, fresh ginger is best for this tea (ginger powder just doesn’t give the same zing!). You can use more or less ginger in this tea, it’s really up to you and how strong you like this tea.
  • LEMON: Use fresh lemon juice. Feel free to add lemon slices to your tea, or give it an extra squeeze of lemon if you really want tangy tea.
  • DRESSING YOUR TEA: This part is very individual-taste dependent, so play with the ingredient amounts until you get a combination that you love.
  • SPICES: A quick little word of warning…most of the cinnamon and cayenne pepper sinks to the bottom of the tea, so you might need to stir your tea a couple of times. But you should drink that part up, that’s where all the good stuff is!
  • HONEY: Honey is best for this tea, but if you don’t have any and want to add a little sweetness you can use maple syrup.
  • CINNAMON STICK TIP: Sometimes I like to use a cinnamon stick to stir my tea, then I let it sit in the tea as I sip it. It tastes so good.
  • WHEN THE TEA IS DONE STEEPING, pour more water on it and let the ginger water sit overnight and reheat when you’re ready for another cup. You can also add another chunk of fresh ginger.
  • EXTRA INGREDIENTS: Feel free to make this tea your own. Add fresh mint, some people like to add a pinch of black pepper or small slice of fresh turmeric.
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Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe

a mug filled with ginger tea

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This Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea is a delicious tea made with fresh ginger, lemon juice, honey, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Comforting and so tasty.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large mugs of tea 1x
  • Category: Drink

Ingredients

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  • 1 large fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch ginger slices
  • 5 cups water
  • juice from 1 fresh lemon (divided into 2 portions)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • cayenne pepper powder

Instructions

Making the ginger tea:

  1. Peel the ginger root and cut it into 1/2 inch chunks.
  2. In a small saucepan add the sliced ginger and 5 cups of water.
  3. Simmer gently on low for a minimum of 20 minutes, but the longer the better. We like to let ours simmer for 30-45 minutes. You may need to add a bit more water if it gets too low.
  4. Divide the tea between 2 large mugs, or 4 smaller mugs, straining out the chunks of ginger.

Now it’s time to dress the tea. This part is very individual-taste dependent! We like our tea very strong, so here’s what we add to our tea! For each mug add:

  1. To each mug add:
    • juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
    • 1/2 tsp honey (or a good drizzle of honey)
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • generous dash of cayenne pepper

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I hope you enjoy this fresh ginger tea recipe as much as we do! Have a delicious day!

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62 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely the best tea I’ve ever had! Thank you for sharing it. Now I have to go brew some up. . . sinus infection.






  2. Currently struggling with morning sickness so needed a recipe for ginger tea to keep the nausea at bay – thank you for this, just made a batch to put in my thermos for work tomorrow!

  3. 5 stars
    Best tea ever. Just boiled a full pound of ginger to make candied ginger and saved the ginger water for making tea. Both so good and good for you. So do not ditch the boiled ginger – make candied ginger which can be eaten alone or used in a lot of recipes such as cakes and cookies. A little bit of work, but so worth it.






  4. I am wondering if you have tried this by putting a whole cinnamon stick and/or whole cloves in with ginger when you boil. I often use these in hot apple cider for my grandkids and they make that delicious.