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This lemon ginger tea has big flavor from fresh ginger, honey and citrus! It makes a cozy cup of DIY herbal tea.

Lemon ginger tea

Did you know you can make your own herbal tea using fresh ginger? There’s no need to buy it at the store. Try this Lemon Ginger Tea! Using real ginger, lemon and honey, you can make an herbal tea that’s even better than bags or loose leaf tea. The flavor is bold, citrusy and spicy from the ginger! It’s intensely cozy and satisfying. Here’s how to make this soothing drink in 5 minutes.

How to make lemon ginger tea

All you do to make DIY herbal lemon ginger tea? Grate fresh ginger root and steep it in water. The method we use is for a single serving of ginger tea. After you add the ginger, add lemon and honey to taste. Added 1 tablespoon of each, which makes a massive, citrusy-sweet flavor! Here’s how to make it:

  1. Boil 1 cup water: Boil a pot of water. We use an electric tea kettle (we also use it for our morning coffee).
  2. Peel and grate the ginger, and place in a tea strainer: Peel the ginger with a spoon, then grate it. Add 1 tablespoon to your tea strainer.
  3. Steep it: Fill up a mug with the boiling water. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lemon and honey: Add 1 tablespoon each lemon juice and honey to the glass.
Lemon ginger tea

Adjusting the flavors

The flavor of this lemon ginger tea tastes very spicy and citrusy with the 1 tablespoon each of lemon juice and honey. But we played with the quantities and using half of those tastes watered down. We prefer the bold taste with 1 tablespoon: but you can adjust it based on your personal tastes! Feel free to vary any of the quantities to get it to your liking.

Possible lemon ginger tea benefits

Are you drinking this lemon ginger tea for health reasons? Ginger root has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes, and honey is known to have medicinal effects as well (for example, soothing a sore throat). Here are a few potential health benefits of ginger tea per a registered dietitian via BBC Food:

  • Helps with digestion. Ginger has long been known to help with digestion and nausea. If you’ve got an upset stomach, ginger tea can help.
  • May be anti-inflammatory. Ginger has key phytonutrients known as gingerols, and these may help to support a healthy biome.
  • May relieve headaches and migraines. Some research has shown ginger tea to aid in pain relief.
Lemon ginger tea

More DIY herbal tea recipes

Love making herbal tea at home? There are lots of other ingredients you can use to make tea! Here are some of our top tea recipes:

This lemon ginger tea recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Lemon ginger tea

Lemon Ginger Tea

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


This lemon ginger tea has big flavor from fresh ginger, honey and citrus! It makes a cozy cup of DIY herbal tea.


  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed


  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, peel the ginger with a spoon and finely grate it with a grater or microplane.
  3. Place the ginger in a tea strainer or tea ball, then place it in a mug. Pour over the boiling water. Allow the ginger to steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the tea strainer. Stir in the honey and the lemon juice (adjust the flavors to taste).
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Tea
  • Cuisine: Herbal Tea
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Lemon ginger tea

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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