How To Make Ginger Tea At Home

Ginger is a reddish-brown aromatic rhizome that is used as a spice or stimulant. Ginger is a medicinal herb. This property has brought about making ginger tea from ginger!

Ginger tea is a savoury and stimulating beverage yet caffeine-free with many health benefits.

How to make homemade ginger tea

Health Benefits/ Uses Of Ginger Tea


1. To relieve colds, sore throat and coughs

Ginger tea is helpful in fighting respiratory problems especially colds. A hot cup of ginger tea may be all what you need when next you catch that cold.

2. Helps to ease indigestion

Ginger tea will improve stomach and bowel functions to help you digest consumed food better. It also helps with bloating.

3. Anti-inflammatory property

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties you need. Ginger tea can help ease pains from inflamed joints.

4. Antioxidant property

Ginger contains abundant antioxidants that help your skin and body generally. It can also help with reducing excessive aging.

5. Boosts the immune system

Due to the presence of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients in ginger, Ginger tea will help boost your immune system.

6. Relieves menstrual discomfort

There are claims ginger tea could help with the pain from menstrual cramps so you can give it a try to see if it works for you.

7. Could help with stress

The strong aroma and healing properties contained in ginger may be what you need to calm down and de-stress.

Now let's get back to the point of this article, making homemade ginger tea!


How To Make Ginger Tea At Home


If you love ginger tea or you want to try it out (because of its benefits or for any other reason), considering how to make homemade ginger tea is a great option.

Making ginger tea at home will help you save money and of course experiment to get the perfect taste you want.

Basic Ginger Tea Recipe


This recipe is easy and you can choose to add some variations of your choice

Ingredients

One ginger rhizome (small or medium size)
One cup of hot water
Honey (optional)

Directions

1. Peel the ginger rhizome

2. Rinse and slice the ginger to 2 or 3 pieces into a cup or mug

3. Add the hot water and leave to infuse for about 5 to 7 minutes

4. Remove the ginger slices

5. Add honey to taste(optional)

Grated Or Blended Ginger Tea Recipe


This method produces a spicier ginger tea

Ingredients

Ginger
Water
Honey

Directions

1. Peel the ginger rhizome

2. Rinse and slice the ginger.

3. Put the ginger slices into the blender or grater

4. Add the blended/ grated ginger into a kettle then add water

5. Boil the mixture for about 10 minutes

6. Strain or sieve the mixture to remove the blended or grated ginger

7. Put the resulting liquid in a cup and add honey (optional)

Variations


Ginger tea with lemon


1. If your ginger tea is too spicy for you, add more hot water to it.

2. Lime or lemon ginger tea

Squeeze some lime or lemon juice into the ginger tea you made.

3. Mixed ginger tea

Make your ginger tea first and then leave your green tea or black tea(or any other type of tea) to infuse for about few minutes. And there you have your mixed ginger tea.


Note: A cup of ginger tea tastes good but moderation matters in all things. Too much of anything even though it's natural is bad and has potential to cause problems.
Drinking a cup or two of ginger tea per day is enough.

Ginger tea does not seem to have any serious side effects but you should stop taking it if you notice any negative side effects.

If you have made ginger tea, please share your experience or recipe below. I'll be glad to read them.

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