Ah, ginger tea, the cosy and spicy drink that warms our stomachs. It may not suit everyone’s palate, but the invigorating benefits of ginger tea are unquestionable. For generations, people have been consuming ginger tea for many reasons: to soothe an upset stomach, ease indigestion, relieve sore throats or even just as a non-caffeinated nightcap. Health-conscious millennials sip it throughout the day after hearing about its detoxifying properties.
Whether you’re a fan of ginger, it’s no doubt that the everyday consumption of ginger leads to a decreased risk of coronary heart disease and high blood pressure. On top of that, it’s super easy to make at home.
Ditch the teabags and follow this simple recipe for some fresh immune-boosting, calorie-free ginger tea!
1 or 2 slices of fresh ginger root
1 tsp of tea leaves
1 cup of filtered water
Sliced lemon for serving
- Clean the fresh ginger without peeling and cut into thin slices. You can use 1 to 2 pieces per cup of tea
- Boil 1 cup of water. Add the ginger and tea leaves, then reduce to a simmer.
- Let it simmer for about 5 minutes or longer if you want a more pungent taste.
- Strain the tea with a fine sieve and discard the ginger slices.
- Serve the tea with a drizzle of honey and a lemon slice. You can also add some ground cinnamon according to your liking.
- To make ginger-cinnamon tea, you can add a cinnamon stick while the tea is boiling.
- To make ginger-turmeric tea, add a few thin slices of fresh turmeric while boiling. Turmeric offers extra anti-inflammatory benefits, so why not?
- You can freeze your leftover ginger! Just peel it and grate it before placing them on a baking sheet and popping them in the freezer for about an hour. Then, transfer them to a ziplock freezer bag and your frozen ginger will last up to six months.
Benefits of Ginger Tea
- Contains antioxidants
- Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Relieves nausea and vomiting
- Aids digestion
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces muscle soreness
- Lowers blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels
- Contains anti-cancerous properties
- Decreases the risk of coronary heart disease
The benefits of ginger tea are endless. So when you are ready to set aside your ginger qualms to reap its perks, just follow this quick and easy recipe!
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