This method for how to make ginger tea from fresh ginger root will
surprise you with how easy it is to make such a potent and delicious
Ginger root tea is one of my absolute favorite drinks to make at
home—and it doubles as a wellness tonic that costs merely cents and
minutes to prepare. With just a small nub of fresh ginger root, water,
and honey, you can make a potent tea that is both soothing and
According to WebMD,
ginger helps to settle stomach aches and nausea, and it may also help
alleviate symptoms from muscle pain, menstrual cramps, and respiratory
ailments including asthma, coughs, and bronchitis. In addition to these
wellness effects, I find that drinking ginger tea is simply soothing and
invigorating, highly enjoyable and relaxing. And when made fresh, the
tea can be extremely refreshing, having a very different quality of
spunk and refreshment than tea made from dried ginger.
In order to make this tea successfully, the trick is to truly simmer
the ginger root, not just steep it in hot water. Merely steeping ginger
in hot water will give you little more than water with a tinge of
ginger flavor. But in boiling the ginger, you’re able to actually
extract the flavor and “essence” of ginger right into the water, making a
powerful and spirited tea.
I’ve included in this recipe the option to add dried oregano and/or rosemary
leaves, which are also both known for their anti-inflammatory and
respiratory-supportive properties. By no means are they necessary for
the tea, but in the cold and flu months I like to include them for the
extra boost of immune support.
The tea is finished off with honey, which helps to cut the bitterness
in the tea (the tea will have an even more pronounced bitterness if you
include oregano and/or rosemary). Use the honey to taste, as typically
the stronger the ginger infusion you’ve made, the more honey you’ll want
to balance out the bitterness with a touch of sweetness.
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