how to make ginger tea from the root

how to make ginger tea from the root

How to Make Ginger Tea from the Root

Ginger tea is a very popular and tasty beverage that can help calm an upset stomach, ease a sore throat, and even reduce inflammation. Although you can buy ginger tea in a tea bag or ready-made, there’s nothing quite like the flavor of freshly-made ginger tea from the root. Here’s how to do it:

Gather Your Ingredients

You’ll need these ingredients for ginger tea:

  • Fresh ginger root, about 2-3 tablespoons
  • Boiling water, about 2 cups
  • Optional sweeteners (honey, sugar, agave nectar, etc.)
  • Optional lime, lemon, or other fruit juice

Preparing the Ginger Root

  • Choose a fresh ginger root that looks firm and has a bit of shine to the skin.
  • Gently peel the root with a vegetable peeler, or scrape it off with a spoon if the skin is very thin.
  • Using the back of a spoon, lightly smash the ginger or slice it into small pieces.
  • Add the ginger to a teapot.

Making the Tea

  • Pour the boiling water over the ginger.
  • Place the lid on the teapot and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Strain out the ginger chunks by pouring the tea through a sieve.
  • Add your desired sweetener and/or citrus juices and stir.
  • Enjoy!


Making ginger tea from the root is easy and makes for the perfect winter warmer for a cold day. It’s simple to prepare and the flavor is unbeatable. Give it a try and enjoy the many health benefits!


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