Homemade ginger tea is a popular remedy for cold and flue but the taste of it can be quite strong and unpleasant. The best way to improve the flavor of the tea is to add a few other mild tasting ingredients that are also quite beneficial such as fresh mint, lemon, and honey.
The result is a homemade ginger tea with mint that is soothing and comforting. The tea that you can drink to enjoy it and not because you have to.
It’s quite easy to make a butch of homemade ginger tea with mint. Just mince some raw ginger and place it in a teapot or French press. Add the mint (leaves and steams), a lemon slice and some honey. Add some boiling water. Cover the teapot with a towel and let the tea steep for about 8 to 10 minutes. Then strain and enjoy.
You can also make it in advance and keep in insulated beverage container or just re-heat before drinking.
- 1 Tbsp minced or mashed raw ginger
- 5 to 8 fresh mint leaves with stems
- 2 thin lemon slices
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 4 cups boiling water
- Rinse a 5-cup (1.25 L) teapot or a French press with hot water; discard.
- Place the ginger, mint leaves, lemon slices and honey in the teapot. Add 4 cups (1 L) boiling water and stir gently.
- Cover the teapot with a towel and let the tea steep for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 2 servings.
Serving Size1/2 of recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 67.6Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1.3mgCarbohydrates 18.2gFiber 0.1gSugar 17.5gProtein 0.1g