Lemon Ginger Tea

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

1 quart

  • 1 quart water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Thin slices of lemon and lime for garnish
  • In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add lemon juice, the squeezed lemon, and ginger. Let steep about 20 minutes. Stir in honey. Line a strainer with a thin wet cloth and strain tea into a pitcher. Chill thoroughly and serve on ice with thin slices of lemon and lime.

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I love ginger-lemon tea but this is too weak for me. I simply slice mine into paper thin slices, without peeling it, bring it to the boil, then turn it down and let it simmer for 30 mins then cover it and let it sit overnight. That way it develops a really strong ginger flavour and a lovely brown colour. Next morning I strain it and either bottle it or, if I want to serve it immediately I add the lemon juice. You can sweeten it with honey, or sugar - brown or white, or even use an artificial sweetner like Splenda if you have sugar problems. No matter which you use the ginger will have a strong, deep flavour and heat you simply can't get by pouring hot water over it, or letting it steep for a short time. I take bottles of it to work to share with co-workers and they line up for it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I first experienced Lemon Ginger Tea at a Sweetwater Coffee Shop in Ann Arbor. It was so intense and delicious I wanted to find a recipe like it. This was good,but had a little too much lemon as I couldn't really taste the ginger. However it did have a little kick, and I liked that. Next time I make it, I probably won't add the rind into the water and maybe that will do the trick. I used it as a hot tea. I definitely would try this again. This makes 4 - 6 oz servings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes great and works well to settle an upset stomach or cold/flu symptoms. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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