How to Make Ginger Tea with Fresh Ginger
Ginger tea is a refreshing beverage that can offer a host of medicinal benefits. It’s simple to make, and the process is even easier when you have access to fresh ginger. Here’s a guide on how to make the best ginger tea with fresh ginger.
Ingredients and Supplies
- Fresh ginger root (1 inch)
- Water (filtered or spring)
- Optional sweetener (honey, sugar, maple syrup, etc…)
- Tea infuser
- Peel the Ginger: Start by washing the fresh ginger root with cool water. Use a spoon to scrape off the skin, and discard the skin. The white, inner part of the ginger is what you want to use.
- Grate the Ginger: Use a fine-toothed box grater to grate the ginger root. You’ll want to grate about a teaspoon of grated ginger.
- Boil the Water: Boil about two cups of water on the stove or in a kettle. Once it is boiling, remove from the heat.
- Steep the Tea: Place the grated ginger into a tea infuser and put it into your mug. Pour the hot water into the mug and steep for at least five minutes. You can steep it longer if you’d like it stronger.
- Add Sweetener and Enjoy: If desired, you can add a sweetener of your choice. Honey and sugar are popular options. Stir the tea, and enjoy!
- For a strong ginger tea, steep it longer.
- You can also use ground ginger instead of fresh, although the flavor may be slightly different.
- If you don’t have a tea infuser, you can steep the ginger by putting it directly into the hot water and then straining it.
Making ginger tea with fresh ginger is a simple process that requires minimal ingredients and supplies. The tea has a strong, sweet flavor that goes well with any meal. Enjoy!