How To Make The Perfect Ginger Tea Recipe (With Fresh Ginger)

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Ginger is considered to be among the most beneficial spices. It can be added into different dishes and protect your health, too. When you cook ginger, it releases some of the best essential oils that you need in order to have good health. One of the best ways to consume ginger is in the form of tea.

How to Make The Perfect Ginger Tea (With Fresh Grated Ginger)

If you want to obtain all of the health benefits of ginger tea, you need to consume it on a daily basis. In my opinion this is the best ginger tea recipe with grated (minced) fresh ginger.

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Ginger Tea Recipe

Aneeza PervezAneeza Pervez
This simple and soothing ginger tea recipe made from freshly grouted ginger is perfect for warming up on a chilly day, drinking on a daily basis as an immune booster or for helping to alleviate nausea and indigestion.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 person


  • 1 tea ball Strainer
  • 1 grater
  • 1 Kettle
  • 1 kitchen scale
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cup


  • 20 grams fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp lemon optional
  • 2 tbsp honey optional


  • Cut 20 grams of fresh ginger. I like strong tastes. You can also use 15 grams or even 10 grams..
    How to make ginger tea, step by step (image 1)
  • Take the grater and use the medium grating side to grate the ginger
  • Grate the ginger in a small plate or on your cutting board.
    Grated ginger
  • Take the ball strainer and put the grated ginger inside
  • Fill the ball strainer with as much minced ginger as you like. I put all 20 grams.
    ginger inside the grater
  • Fill your cup with water.
    cup with water
  • And pour the water inside the kettle. Do this twice as we're preparing two ginger teas. Turn the kettle on and wait for the water to boil.
    ginger tea recipe
  • Add the strainer with the grated ginger in the cup and fill the cup with the boiling water. Do the same for the second cup of ginger tea as well.
    Boiled Water
  • Your ginger tea is ready. Feel free to add some honey in the end to make it a bit sweeter.. If you're vegan, maple syrup will do as well.
    ginger tea


  • You can buy a strainer like the one I use in the tutorial here.
  • You can add lemon, turmeric, cinnamon, honey and maple syrup to the tea – whatever you like.
  • Some people like strong flavours (like me), so I tend to keep my ginger in the
  • You can also cut the ginger into small pieces instead of grating it.
  • Some people prefer to just “throw” the ginger in their cup and then pour the boiling water over it.
  • If you don’t want the hassle of grating, and don’t mind the freshness factor, you can buy pre-grated ginger.
  • You can also buy bags of grated ginger.
Keyword Anti-Inflammatory Drink, Ginger Tea, Healthy Beverage, Healthy drink, inflammation

Ginger Tea Variations

You can make a lot of variation with your ginger tea as per your liking. For example:

  • Ginger Tea With Honey – If you don’t like the taste of hot water with ginger you can add some honey in it to make it sweeter. If you are vegan, feel free to add maple syrup.
  • Ginger Tea With Turmeric – Turmeric, a vibrant yellow spice, can be added to ginger tea for an extra boost of flavor and potential turmeric health benefits.
  • Ginger Tea with Milk – Adding a splash of milk (dairy or non-dairy) to your ginger tea can make it creamy and smooth, toning down the ginger’s intensity.
  • Ginger Tea with Lemon – Squeezing fresh lemon juice into your ginger tea can give it a bright, tangy flavor, add an extra dose of vitamin C and boost the tea’s immune properties.

Where to buy Ginger Tea Bags

As mentioned above, if you are not fancy of grating freshly made ginger yourself every time you want to drink ginger tea, you can buy grated, powdered or even ginger tea bags.

Here are some of the best and recommended ginger products you can buy online:

Benefits Of Ginger Tea

Consuming ginger tea on a daily basis packs a lot of health benefits. Here’s a brief overview of the most important benefits ginger tea has to offer. Check this article if you want to learn in more detail about ginger’s health benefits.

  1. Ginger Tea Calories / Weight Loss: Ginger tea is a low-calorie beverage, making it an excellent choice for those watching their weight. Its natural compounds may also aid in boosting metabolism and reducing appetite, potentially supporting weight loss efforts.
  2. Soothes Sore Throat: The warm and slightly spicy nature of ginger tea can provide soothing relief for a sore throat. Its anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce throat irritation and discomfort.
  3. Acid Reflux: Ginger has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn by promoting digestion and reducing stomach acid production.
  4. Inflammation: Ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body, which may be beneficial for conditions like arthritis or muscle soreness.
  5. Cold: Sipping on warm ginger tea can help clear nasal congestion and relieve symptoms associated with the common cold, such as a runny nose or cough.
  6. Anti-stress: Ginger tea contains natural compounds that may help reduce stress and anxiety levels, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.
  7. Alleviates Nausea: Ginger has been traditionally used to alleviate nausea and vomiting, making it a useful remedy for morning sickness or motion sickness.
  8. Improves Digestion: The compounds in ginger can help stimulate digestive enzymes, promoting better digestion and relieving issues like bloating or indigestion.
  9. Stronger Immune System: Ginger is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help boost the immune system’s ability to fight off infections and illnesses.
  10. Painkilling Properties: Ginger contains natural analgesic properties that can help reduce pain and discomfort associated with conditions like menstrual cramps or muscle aches.
  11. Improved Blood Circulation: The warming properties of ginger may help improve blood flow and circulation, which can benefit overall cardiovascular health.
  12. Bye-Bye Breathing Problems: Ginger’s anti-inflammatory effects may help relieve respiratory issues like asthma or bronchitis by reducing inflammation in the airways.
  13. Improved Fertility: Some studies suggest that ginger may help improve fertility in both men and women by potentially increasing sperm count and improving reproductive health.
  14. Prevents Cancer: Ginger is rich in antioxidants that may help protect cells from damage and potentially reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, though more research is needed.
  15. Helps againsts liver disease: There have been numerous researches and studies done on ginger. There was a study from 2011 which proved that ginger can help against liver diseases because it destroys any excess of fat and our liver becomes healthier.
  16. Kidney Health: A study from 2012 proved that ginger is excellent for a great kidney health, too. It eliminates any free radical which eliminates any inflammation, so renal failure becomes impossible.

Check what one of the most respected healers – Barbara O Neill has to say about Ginger Tea..

Ginger Tea & Pregnancy

Ginger tea is often used to help with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It’s generally safe to drink, but there are a few things to keep in mind.


  • It’s okay to have ginger tea in moderation while pregnant.
  • But, like with anything, too much can cause stomach problems like diarrhea or heartburn.
  • Rarely, some people might be allergic to ginger and have a reaction.


  • Ginger tea can really help ease morning sickness, especially in the first few months of pregnancy.

Just remember to enjoy ginger tea in moderation, and if you’re taking any meds, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor first to make sure it won’t cause any problems.

Final Words

So there you have it.. How to make the perfect ginger tea – step by step. At least, this is how I do it.

Let me know in the comments below how you prepare your ginger tea and what do you like to combine it with. Also, don’t forger to rate my ginger tea recipe. 😊

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