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How to Make Fresh Ginger-Lemon Tea

Though this classic recipe is called a tea, it’s really an infusion of fresh ginger and lemon — nothing “tea” about it other than how healthful it is and how soothing it is to drink. To learn about some of the benefits of this beverage, see 5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Ginger Lemon Tea.

Makes: 4 cups

  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2- to 3- inch piece ginger, sliced
  • Juice of 1 large lemon (or more, to taste)
  • Sweetener of choice (stevia, agave, raw honey, etc.) to taste, optional
  • Slices of fresh lemon (from an additional lemon) for serving, optional

Combine the water and ginger in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat Add the lemon juice and let steep at least 20 minutes; 30 minutes is even better.

If serving right away, you might want to reheat gently to your liking. Or, you can let steep even longer, letting the ginger flavor become more pronounced. Sweeten to taste with sweetener of choice, or let everyone sweeten their own.

Serve with or without slices of the steeped ginger and slices of fresh lemon. You also let the infusion cool, and then chill for a cold drink.

Variation: Add a cinnamon stick or two to the saucepan with the lemon juice and ginger.

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  • I suffer from sliding hiatus hernia I tried this drink it relaxes me ..... will b t as king this every day lovely taste better than caffeine based drinks ........I also suffer inflammation tonight I have no pain ......

  • just tried it once and am really liking it for real.
    i boil my water, slice my ginger and lemon together, and soak it in hot water at night and drink it first thing in the morning before breakfast and i must tell you the drink is just waw waw

  • Do you peel the ginger first before slicing it? I didn't the first time and parts of the peel floated off in the water. I filtered it through a fine mesh strainer (sieve?). It worked but I was just wondering what everyone else did.

  • Hey Jordon,

    In India, ginger lemon tea is so famous to lose weight and to make digestion process easier. Great article. Just loved it

  • i just grate about a teaspoon of fresh ginger,peel as well,into a pyrex jug squeeze in a half of a lemon, then pour in 300mls of boiling water stir and leave for a couple of minutes and then just strain the mixture into a mug using a tea strainer . so simple and yet so great .

  • Organic tulsi ginger green tea is the best tea to be taken empty stomach and has improves your digestive system drastically. Hence I recommend all to buy Organic for results that are visible.