Homemade Ginger Tea

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Ginger tea has high levels of vitamin C and amino acids, as well as various trace elements such as calcium, zinc, sodium, phosphorus, and many others.  Ginger tea is easy to make, all you need is fresh or dry ginger root and hot water.   You can add other ingredients such as, jujube, cinnamon, or lemon to your ginger tea


  • 8 - 10 thin slices fresh raw/dry ginger or 2-3 teaspoon of finely grated ginger (Use accordingly depending on how strong you want it).
  • 3 cups water

Optional Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon honey (Use accordingly depending on how sweet you want it).
  • Jujube
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon (boil a slice with ginger or add lemon juice to finished tea)


  1. Peel the ginger root with a peeler or with the back of a spoon.  

  2. Grate the ginger or slice it thin.

  3. Put the ginger and water in a pot and boil it in medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes.  

  4. Strain out ginger slices pour yourself a cup and enjoy! (You can add honey if needed)

  5. If you want it cold, let your tea cool down and store in the fridge.  Tea can be reheated if necessary.  

Longer you let it boil the stronger the tea is so be sure to boil to desired taste.  You can add more ginger for stronger and tangier tea.  If it tastes too strong and spicy, dilute it with more hot water and honey.  Sip and enjoy!