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Homemade Ginger Tea

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Treat yourself to a cup of piping hot ginger tea, a healthy drink that's great for digestion. Why go out and buy old tea bags when you can easily make your own homemade ginger tea at home using fresh ginger? Here's how to make the tastiest and most soothing and healing ginger tea you've ever had!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1-2 cups of ginger tea


  • 4-6 thin slices raw ginger
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups water
  • juice from 1/2 lime, or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or agave nectar, or to taste


Peel the ginger and slice thinly to maximize the surface area. This will help you make a very flavorful ginger tea.

Boil the ginger in water for at least 10 minutes. For a stronger and tangier tea, allow to boil for 20 minutes or more, and use more slices of ginger. You really can't over do it, so feel free to add as much ginger and simmer it for as long as you want.

Remove from heat and add lime juice and honey (or agave nectar) to taste.

The secret to making a really flavorful ginger tea is to use plenty of ginger - more than you think you will need - and also to add a bit of lime juice and honey to your ginger tea. You will also probably want to add more honey than you think you will need as well.

Enjoy your hot ginger tea! A homemade ginger tea is excellent in soothing stomach aches and in aiding digestion.

See also: Shopping for agave nectar

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 5 out of 5
My Twist For Gastrointestinal Aid, Member sopranojessi

I boiled ginger slices as directed but added fresh mint leaves, a cinnamon stick, 1 bag of chamomile, and half of a lime (I just cut one in half, slice the end off, and stick the whole lime in the water). My husband doesn't like ginger, so I had to add things to cover the strong flavor and it turns out the other ingredients are also beneficial. I sweetened it with honey (also fights bacteria) and my hubby liked it. I did too!

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