About Food features recipes for homemade ginger tea, including homemade ginger tea and honey lemon ginger tea. Ginger tea has a refreshing taste and can also be beneficial for soothing an upset stomach and assisting digestion.
To make homemade ginger tea, peel and slice raw ginger to make four to six thin slices. Boil in 1 1/2 to 2 cups water for 10 minutes or more. You can increase the strength of the tea by boiling the ginger longer or by using more ginger slices. Remove from heat, and add the juice from half a lime and 1 to 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar. Add more lime juice or honey, if preferred.
To make honey lemon ginger tea, put 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger into a teapot or medium bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over the ginger, and steep for three minutes. In the meantime, put 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 tablespoon honey in a large mug. Strain the ginger liquid into the mug.
Stir until the honey has dissolved, adding more honey or lemon juice if desired. You can add spices for additional flavor, such as a dash of cinnamon, cardamom or nutmeg. This recipe?s combination of hot water, lemon and ginger can help treat cold symptoms, including clogged sinuses and a scratchy throat.