Today I am sharing my homemade ginger tea recipe. Ginger tea is amazing stuff. I swear I feel better when I drink it and so I make a point of drinking it every day.
It wasn’t a match made in heaven in the beginning; I really did not like it to begin with! However, I realised the health benefits and I played around with how I made it and persevered until I liked it.
Now I enjoy it, though I do have a preference for drinking it cold. I consider it an important part of my recovery protocol and would encourage anyone with chronic illness to drink ginger tea daily.
The Health Benefits Of Ginger Tea
01. Helps to settle the stomach and reduces nausea
02. Beneficial to gastrointestinal function
03. Reduces inflammation in the body
04. Supports the immune system
How I Make Ginger Tea
I make a batch at a time and will drink a cup when I first make it and then place the rest in a jug, which I store in the fridge.
I’ll be honest and say that I don’t normally quantify it- it’s usually that I just take a hunk of ginger and chuck in some mint leaves and add a squirt of lemon juice and maple syrup at the end.
However, that’s not very helpful when it comes to sharing the recipe so I have attempted to quantify it for you.
I would encourage you to play around with this recipe as there are so many ways you can vary it.
You do not need to add lemon or mint, you can use a different sweetener or none at all. You can use more ginger, less ginger or steep it for more/less time.
Do not be discouraged if you do not like it on first taste! Experiment and see if you can find a recipe that suits your taste. Also, remember that you may prefer it cold over hot like I do.
- 65g ginger
- 1.5 litres of water
- 10-12 mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Add the water to a pot and bring it to the boil.
- Meanwhile, peel and finely grate the ginger. Ginger is super easy to peel- you can even do this using a spoon over a knife.
- Once the water has boiled, turn off the heat, add the ginger and mint leaves, then place a lid on the pot.
- Allow to steep for 10-15 minutes; the longer you leave it to steep, the stronger the ginger flavour will be.
- Once done, strain it to remove the grated ginger and then add the lemon juice and maple syrup.
- Drink some immediately (if you want to) and once cooled, store the rest in the fridge.
Do you drink ginger tea? Or will you try this recipe? Let me know in the comments below.