Ginger is a root with medicinal properties that can be used as a seasoning in various recipes or used in the preparation of teas or herbal tea (a medicinal drink). By itself, this root already has a number of health benefits, as it is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and substances that prevent nausea and even cancer. Learn here how to prepare ginger teas, from the traditional to others with detoxifying properties, whether to drink during a cold or simply to enjoy a warm tea on a cold day!
hot ginger tea
- 2.5 cm ginger root, washed;
- 2 cups of water;
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey;
- 350 ml ginger soda (optional);
- 1 black tea bag (optional).
Ginger and saffron tea
- 2 cups of water;
- ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric;
- ½ teaspoon of fresh or ground ginger;
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder (optional);
- 1 tablespoon of honey;
- 1 slice of lemon;
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk (optional).
Ginger tea with honey and lemon
- ½ lemon squeezed;
- 2 tablespoons of honey;
- ½ teaspoon of grated ginger;
- ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric;
- 1 cup of water;
- Cayenne pepper or black pepper.
Method 1 of 3: Preparing Hot Ginger Tea
Step 1. Cut and peel a piece of ginger root
Take a piece of the root and peel off the outer layer of it with a vegetable peeler. Then use a small knife to cut a piece of fresh ginger about 2.5 cm long, as you'll only be making a cup of tea, so you won't need much of this root.
You can find fresh ginger root in most supermarkets
Step 2. Heat the ginger and water in a small saucepan
Boil the 2 cups of water and the piece of ginger in a small saucepan over high heat. Ginger root must be fully immersed in water before continuing.
If you want to speed up the boiling process, cover the pan
Step 3. Wait for the water to boil and lower the heat
Keep an eye on the stove for a few minutes until the tea starts to boil, then uncapped the pot and turn the heat down. As the tea is now fermenting, it is best to use the lowest heat so that it heats more slowly and steadily.
Following this recommendation is essential, as the ginger flavor must penetrate the water before you can drink it, otherwise the tea will not be as potent or effective
Step 4. Strain the tea into a mug after ten minutes
Turn off the stove and pour the tea over a small metal strainer set over a mug to separate the ginger piece from the rest of the tea. To sweeten the drink, mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey in the mug.
- Double or triple the recipe if you want to make large amounts of tea at once. When drinking the rest of the tea stored in the fridge, put as much as you want in a mug and heat the drink in the microwave for at least 30 seconds.
- Ginger tea tastes best when consumed within a day.
Did you know?
To make a quicker version of this hot ginger tea, place a mug of ginger soda for two minutes or less in the microwave. Next, place a black tea bag in the mug and wait for the fermentation time specified on its packaging.
You can also make a cup of ginger tea quickly by putting 1 ½ teaspoon of ground or grated ginger into a mug and pouring 1 ½ cup of boiling water into it.
Method 2 of 3: Making Ginger and Turmeric Tea
Step 1. Boil 2 cups of water in a small saucepan
Boil some water in a pot over high heat. If you want to speed up the boiling process, cover the pan to contain the heat.
For the record, the water will be boiling when it starts to bubble and evaporate
Step 2. Add equal amounts of powdered ginger and turmeric to the water
Pour ½ teaspoon of turmeric and the same amount of powdered ginger into the boiling water. If you want to add more flavor to the tea, add ½ teaspoon of powdered cinnamon to the mixture and if you want a more potent recipe, double the amount of spice added to the water.
Use fresh ginger if you want stronger tea
Step 3. Lower the heat and let the mixture steep for ten minutes
Lower the heat and wait at least ten minutes before turning it off to bring the ginger to a good boil. Remember that the longer you leave the tea to brew, the more concentrated it will become.
Let the tea ferment for 15 minutes if you prefer it very strong
Step 4. Strain the tea into a mug and add other ingredients if you like
Pour the tea into a metal strainer set over a large mug to separate loose spice grains from the liquid. Then, just sweeten the tea with 1 tablespoon of honey or another sweetener of your choice.
To make the tea a little creamier, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk
Method 3 of 3: Making Tea with Honey and Lemon
Step 1. Boil enough water to fill a 350ml mug of tea
Boil a kettle with enough water to make tea, especially if you want to make a bigger recipe. Leave on high heat and wait for the kettle to beep before removing it from the heat.
If you don't have a kettle, boil the water in the microwave
Step 2. Put some ginger, lemon, cayenne and turmeric into the mug
Place ½ teaspoon of grated ginger and the same amount of ground turmeric in the bottom of the mug. Then add a dash of cayenne or black pepper to the tea for an extra touch of spice.
Step 3. Pour in the water and let the ingredients ferment for five minutes
Fill the mug to the desired amount with boiling water, then mix all the ingredients well with a spoon for about five seconds. Remember that grated ginger will not dissolve; it will simply accumulate at the bottom of the mug.
- If you want to dissolve some powdered medicine in tea, now is the time.
- To sweeten the tea, use 2 tablespoons of honey and dissolve it completely before drinking.
if you made a larger tea recipe, put the rest in a jar and store it in the fridge for later. The drink will remain cool and good for up to one day.