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Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

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There is nothing quite like a warm cup of Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea on chilly days. With high levels of Vitamin C and magnesium, a cup of fresh lemon ginger tea not only boosts immunity but reduces stress, helps heal, and soothes. And it’s very easy to make with fresh ingredients at home!

Cup of Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea in a Blue Teacup

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With its lovely, lightly spicy flavor, this Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea is the perfect warm-up on cold days. The lemon softens the zing of the ginger, creating a perfect cup of tea. Whether that be for an Afternoon Tea or simply to sit in your favorite chair with a cozy blanket. And maybe your favorite book. 

While nothing will replace my ever-present box of lemon ginger tea bags in the pantry, making my own is so satisfying… and so easy. 

If you’ve never made it at home, you’re in for a treat.

Ginger Root with White Mug

I know you read online that things are healthy and good for you all the time, but there is a good reason why this simple homemade infusion is good for you:

Why is Ginger Healthy?

“Ginger also helps arthritis inflammation, and it may protect against colorectal cancer and ovarian cancer. It may also boost the immune system, which will help you fight off infection,” says Dr. Roy of Harvard Health.

Why is Lemon Healthy?

World’s Healthiest Foods says that 1/4 cup of lemon juice contains 31 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. It also contains 3 percent of folate and 2 percent of potassium. A whole lemon contains 139 percent of the recommended daily vitamin C intake and contains 22 calories.

Ingredients for Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

Why is Lemon Ginger Tea Good for You?

Don’t just take my word for it. Here are 8 things the India Times says Lemon Ginger Tea can help you with:

1. Relieve nausea
Drinking a cup of ginger tea before traveling can help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You can also drink a cuppa at the first sign of nausea to relieve the symptom.

2. Improve stomach performance
Useful in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food.

3. Reduce inflammation
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties that make it an ideal home remedy for muscle and joint problems. In addition to drinking ginger tea, you can also use it to soak inflamed joints.

4. Fight respiratory problems
Ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with the common cold. Try a cup of lemon ginger tea for the respiratory symptoms associated with environmental allergies.

5. Improve blood circulation
The vitamins, minerals and amino acids in ginger tea can help restore and improve blood circulation that may help decrease the chance of cardiovascular problems. Ginger may prevent fat from depositing in the arteries helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke.

6. Relieve menstrual discomfort
This one is for all women suffering from menstrual cramps. Try soaking a towel in warm ginger tea and apply it to your lower abdomen. It may help relieve the pain and relax the muscles. At the same time, drink a cup of ginger tea with honey.

7. Strengthen immunity
Ginger tea can help strengthen your immunity due to the high levels of antioxidants in ginger.

8. Relieve stress
Ginger tea has calming properties that may help lower your stress and tension. This is thought to be due to a combination of the strong aroma and healing properties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add any more flavors to my tea?

Yes! You can make this Lemon Ginger Tea recipe your own by adding fresh mint leaves, or turmeric for an added immunity boost. You can also naturally sweeten it with honey or agave.

Can I use already squeezed lemons and ginger peelings to make this tea instead? I want to reduce waste!

You’ll get a more vibrant and flavorful tea using fresh ginger coins and lemon slices, but I have made delicious tea from the very kitchen scraps you mentioned. If you have some to use up simply simmer the tea for a little longer, to taste.

Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea with Honey and Mint Leaves in a blue tea cup on a neutral background.

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Cup of Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea in a Blue Teacup

Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea is a perfect winter tea. With high levels of Vitamin C and magnesium, it not only boosts immunity but reduces stress, heals, and soothes.
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person


  • 1 inch fresh ginger sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • fresh lemon slices 1 per cup

Optional Add-ins & Flavorings

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric cut into thin slices
  • fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 tsp honey or to taste


  • Combine the ginger slices, 1 to 2 lemon slices and water in a saucepan. If you’re adding a cinnamon stick, fresh turmeric, or fresh mint, add that as well. Bring the tea to a simmer and continue to maintain a gentle simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. The longer you steep the ginger, the more intense the ginger flavor will be.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the tea through a mesh sieve into a heat-safe teapot, teacup or liquid measuring cup.
  • Sweeten the tea with a drizzle of honey and a fresh slice of lemon. Serve warm.


If you’re trying to cut down on kitchen waste you can make this tea from ginger peelings and squeezed lemon halves instead. Simply simmer the tea for a little longer, to taste. 


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Afternoon Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger, infusion, lemon, tea


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