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Here’s how to make lemon tea: a simple infusion of lemon, water and honey! It’s soothing and easy to make.

Lemon Tea

Need a soothing drink that takes just 2 minutes to make? Try Lemon Tea! This herbal tea is a simple infusion of water, lemon and honey, and it’s amazing what those three ingredients can do. This drink is soothing for sore throats and colds, and invigorating as a morning drink. It’s simple to make, low in calories and hydrating! Here’s how to make this easy herbal tea.

How to make lemon tea

Herbal tea is a term used for any infusion of boiling water with flowers, leaves, herbs and other plant matter. This lemon tea has no “tea” in its ingredients (the leaves from the tea plant or Camellia sinensis). All you need are lemon, honey, and water! Here’s how to make it:

  1. Boil 1 cup water: Boil a pot of water on the stovetop or in an electric tea kettle.
  2. Stir in the lemon and honey: Pour it into a mug and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and ½ tablespoon honey to the glass.
  3. Adjust the flavors to taste. Want it sweeter? Add a bit more honey to taste.
Lemon Tea

Variation: add ginger!

Another ingredient that pairs well with lemon? Ginger! Ginger can aid with digestion and main relieve headaches and migraines. Head over to our Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe to make this tea with ginger.

Or modify the recipe below: add 1 tablespoon peeled and minced ginger to the water first in a tea strainer and allow it to steep 5 minutes. Then add the honey and lemon: use 1 tablespoon honey in that drink to balance out the spicy flavor of the ginger.

Possible lemon tea benefits

The most powerful benefits of lemon tea? It’s a low calorie beverage that’s very hydrating. There are other possible benefits of lemon juice as detailed on WebMD. But keep in mind: lemon tea uses only 1 tablespoon lemon juice. If you’re looking to get specific nutrients from lemons, you’ll need to consume a larger serving. To us, the more significant benefits are that it’s a healthy, soothing and low calorie drink!

Lemon Tea

More DIY herbal tea recipes

Love making herbal tea at home? You can make herbal tea by infusing many different ingredients, from ginger to herbs to flower blossoms. Here are some of our favorite DIY herbal tea recipes:

This lemon tea recipe is…

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

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Lemon Tea

Lemon Tea

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Here’s how to make lemon tea: a simple infusion of lemon, water and honey! It’s soothing and easy to make.


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon honey


  1. Boil the water. Stir in the lemon juice and honey. Adjust the sweetness to taste if desired.
  • Category: Tea
  • Method: Herbal tea
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Lemon tea, honey lemon tea

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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