Ginger tea is a simple, spicy, and delicious recipe for warming up on chilly winter nights. Lately I’ve been on a ginger tea kick. Nearly every evening as the kids go to bed, I warm up my pot of ginger tea and enjoy the spicy drink that tingles my insides.
While it’s easy to find ginger teabags at the market, the tea they make can’t hold a candle to Ginger Tea made simply from fresh chopped ginger root. This tea couldn’t be simpler to make either.
First, rinse any debris off your ginger root. Chop ginger into pieces roughly 1/4 inch thick. You do not need to remove the skin, it can go right along in the pot too. Remove any hard spots without much of the juicy yellow flesh. Ginger skin and flesh is tough so it helps to have a sharp knife and use a small cutting board.
Add ginger to small sauce pan and heat on medium until simmering.
Allow pot to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in agave, and allow to steep another 10 minutes before serving. Scoop tea into mug with chunks of ginger included. Add a slice of lemon or lemon wedge to your tea if desired.
This tea works when teatime is just for you or when you are sharing with friends. If you are frugal like me, save the ginger pieces in the fridge and use again for your next pot of ginger tea. Your first fresh pot will be most potent but you will find there’s lots of flavor still left for another use or two. I use mine a few times before discarding. Enjoy your teatime.
🍋 1/4 cup fresh ginger root, chopped
🍋 4 cups water
🍋 3 tbsp agave nectar
🍋 lemon slice (optional)
- Add ginger to small sauce pan and heat on medium until simmering.
- Allow pot to simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in agave, and allow to steep another 10 minutes before serving.
- Scoop tea into mug with chunks of ginger included. Add a slice of lemon or lemon wedge to your tea if desired.
This recipe is from the diet/recipe book: The Frugivore Diet: A Healing Diet For Weight Loss, Heart Disease, Chronic Illness, and Everyday Thrivation by Reya Steele. This book containing 133 100% whole plants recipes is scheduled to be released in January 2020.