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.
Homemade Ginger Tea with Mint
This homemade ginger tea with mint, lemon, and honey is perfect to soothe cold and flu symptoms and tastes delicious to enjoy on a relaxing evening.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 2 servings
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Steep
- Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
- 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 Size: 1/2 of recipe
- Calories: 67.6
- Sugar: 17.5g
- Sodium: 1.3mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 18.2g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg