I set an easy ginger tea recipe to boil on the stove, and put a few dishes away after dinner. While I straightened up the kitchen, I felt a little too full. But I knew relief was on the way.
As I sunk into the couch a few minutes later, I sipped my fresh, hot ginger tea. My soft throw draped over my lap and my feet up on the ottoman, I was comforted inside and out.
My ginger tea recipe is not only soothing, I could also feel my dinner digesting more smoothly in my stomach almost immediately.
Ginger tea has multiple health benefits, from digestion to boosting immunity. Up to two cups a day are recommended. Fresh ginger is preferred but ground ginger works too, and it tastes great with my Fire Tea recipe or the Lemon Ginger Tea recipe below!
Ginger tea stimulates your whole body for a quick energy boost. It also stimulates digestion and your metabolism, which helps with weight loss.
Specific compounds in fresh ginger (gingerol and shaogals) can even help your body and fight viruses and bacteria and soothe a sore throat.
Ground Ginger Tea: How Much and When?
Since ginger tea is such a powerful digestive aid, it’s nice to drink it after meals. I especially like having it after dinner.
Ginger tea can also relieve nausea, but it can interact with other medications or affect pregnant women. So ask your doctor first, especially if you’re pregnant, to be safe.
Stick to 2 teaspoons (4 grams) of ginger a day, and just ¼ teaspoon (1 gram) a day if you’re pregnant. 2 cups of ginger tea per day (1 cup every other day if you’re pregnant) should be fine if cleared by your doctor.
Click the button below to get my famous Fat-Burning Fire Tea recipe starring ginger with sweet cinnamon and honey.
Ginger Lemon Honey Tea Recipe
Here’s another ginger tea recipe that will help transform your mood and body, especially if you’re fighting a cold or flu.
This sweet, tangy twist on a ginger tea recipe takes 5 minutes – Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
See recipe variations on The Spruce.com
If it’s too spicy for you, next time you make it, use a little less ginger until you get that perfect flavor for you.
Fresh Ginger Vs. Ground Ginger Tea
I like to use fresh ginger for the flavor, but there’s not much nutritional difference between fresh and ground. If you can’t find fresh ginger for your tea, or just want a shortcut, use ¼ teaspoon of ground/powdered ginger per cup of water instead.
Ginger Tea for Cold (and Warmth)
I love the way ginger heats me up. My hands feel cozy wrapped around the mug, and my body floods with warm tingles from the inside out.
There is literally nothing else like it, therefore I always have it on hand. It helps me feel better when I’m sick or when I need a pick-me-up.
Find out how to make my signature Fat-Burning Fire Tea recipe that revs up your metabolism with spicy, sweet indulgence by clicking below
What variations do you want to try with your ginger tea? Lemon? Cinnamon? Cayenne? Let me know if you come up with something new!