ginger-tea
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.

Ingredients

  • 65g ginger
  • 1.5 litres of water
  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Method

  1. Add the water to a pot and bring it to the boil.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and finely grate the ginger. Ginger is super easy to peel- you can even do this using a spoon over a knife.
  3. Once the water has boiled, turn off the heat, add the ginger and mint leaves, then place a lid on the pot.
  4. Allow to steep for 10-15 minutes; the longer you leave it to steep, the stronger the ginger flavour will be.
  5. Once done, strain it to remove the grated ginger and then add the lemon juice and maple syrup.
  6. 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.

Author

Hello, I'm Donna. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2013 and started this blog shortly after. After my health declined significantly the following year, I decided to become my own advocate and searched for answers. It took two years but, in 2016, I finally discovered I had Lyme Disease. On February Stars, I share my personal journey back to better health; discussing what has helped me and the mistakes I've made along the way. I also cover topics on self-improvement, managing symptoms and living life to the fullest with chronic illness.

8 Comments

  1. Thanks for reminding me about ginger tea, I have been getting so much stomach pain lately and had forgotten this good old fashioned home recipe. I do like the sound of your recipe with the addition of mint. I think I have some growing in the garden…

  2. This looks like a lovely recipe, I drink a lot of ginger tea and would love to make my own! I have always wanted to know how to make tea! Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  3. I brew it with my tea…also I’ll cut a piece about size of dime, swallow like a pill….but every time I make a gallon of tea, I brew the ginger with the tea bags, let it sit for an hour or so….been doing this for awhile, if I forget to add, it’s just not the same….love it in coffee as well….I cut a few pieces, add 2 tbs of coffee in the filter, place the ginger in top, add 2 more tbs…brew coffee…I’m trying to grow my own….

    • Ginger is so wonderful, isn’t it? I love it in tea too 🙂 It’s always great making a big batch of it. Good luck with growing your own 🙂

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