How to Make Tea from Fresh Ginger
Ginger tea is widely consumed around the world due to its strong flavor and numerous health benefits. Making ginger tea from fresh ginger root is easy and simple. Here’s how:
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
- Fresh ginger root
- Honey, sugar, or other sweetener (optional)
Step 2: Peel the Ginger Root
Using a spoon or a vegetable peeler, carefully peel the skin from the ginger root. You can also grate the ginger if you prefer, but peeling is quickest.
Step 3: Cut the Ginger Root into Small Pieces
Cut the peeled ginger into small cubes or thin slices to maximize the flavor. Avoid cutting the ginger into extremely small pieces, as this will make it more difficult to remove from the tea later.
Step 4: Boil the Water
Fill a pot or kettle with cold water and bring it to a rolling boil.
Step 5: Add the Ginger and Steep
Add the ginger pieces to the boiling water and reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the tea to steep for 5-10 minutes, depending on how strong you want it to be.
Step 6: Strain the Tea
Carefully strain the tea into a cup or mug using a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
Step 7: Sweeten (optional)
If desired, add honey, sugar, or other sweetener to taste.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Sip your delicious, freshly-made ginger tea! Enjoy the flavor and the numerous health benefits that come with it.