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How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

This step-by-step guide on how to make fresh lemon ginger tea is quick and easy plus, this tea is delicious and good for you! Drink it to boost your immune system, to help digestion or simply to relax at the end of the day.

How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, winter and I, we’re not a good match. In fact, I think we’re enemies.

Every year, once the weather starts getting cooler, I start getting sick. I’m allergic to a lot of medicines too so I resort to DIY home remedies and I’ve gone through a lot over the years.

I’ve shared one of my favourites – Turmeric Golden Milk – a while back and if you haven’t tried it yet I strongly encourage you to. It’s delicious and it’s packed with lots of exceptionally healthy stuff.

Another favourite is fresh lemon ginger tea. I used to buy the ready-made ones but they’re not potent enough for me (and some brands taste like cardboard TBH). So I made my own. And it’s delicious!

Just the perfect spice, tang and sweetness to soothe even your worst throat itch. I like it so much I drink it even when I’m not sick. I’m sure you’ll love it too. Ready to see how to make fresh lemon ginger tea?

How to make fresh lemon ginger tea: step 1 – prep your ginger

How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

Buy good quality ginger. And I mean try to stay away from the old, fibrous ones. Fresh ones are the best.

You don’t really need to go organic and in fact I’ve found that organic ginger tastes a little bland (or is that just me?). In any case, fresh is better.

Peel and dice. I’m not really a peel and dice kind of girl but this I can do. I use a spoon to scrape off the skin from the ginger and by dice I just mean chop it into the smallest pieces that you can.

It doesn’t have to be perfect. And in fact if you end up with big-ish pieces no worries, it just means you’ll need to steep your tea longer.

Put your ginger in a french press or a teapot and steep for at least 20 minutes. The longer you steep, the stronger the ginger kick.

How to make fresh lemon ginger tea: step 2 – juice your lemon

How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

In the meantime, take a lemon and squeeze the living daylights out of it. I don’t use a fancy juicer, just a wooden reamer and it works just fine. Set that aside.

How to make fresh lemon ginger tea: step 3 – make your tea

How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

Pour your ginger tea into a cup, put fresh lemon juice, some honey, stir and enjoy. That’s it! It’s the easiest thing in the world, isn’t it? But I promise this tea is soothing and calming and tastes really good.


How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

How to Make Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

Author: Jolina
This step-by-step guide on how to make fresh lemon ginger tea is quick and easy plus, this tea is delicious and good for you!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 8 kcal


  • 4 tbsp finely diced ginger
  • 34 oz hot water
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice (or more, to taste)
  • Honey, to taste


  • Put 4 tablespoons ginger in a teapot with 34 ounces hot water. Steep for 20 minutes.
  • Strain into 2 10-oz cups (see note). Put 2 tablespoons lemon juice in each cup and sweeten with honey. Stir and enjoy!



Once you pour your first two cups, you can add more hot water into your teapot and allow your ginger to continue steeping. It’s good for another 2-3 cups.


Calories: 8kcalCarbohydrates: 2gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 44mgVitamin C: 6.2mgCalcium: 7mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easy, Healthy, Winter
Tried this recipe?Tag @iamtheunlikelybaker I’d love to see your creations!

Happy tea steeping!

Did you make fresh lemon ginger tea? How’d you like it? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments section below.

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Friday 23rd of March 2018

This is become our new favorite tea. We make a pot almost everynight it is so delicious. Thanks for the simple recipe!


Monday 26th of March 2018

You're most welcome Bernarda! This has saved us from the sniffles quite a few times during the winter. And yum we drink it whole year round to be honest with you :)


Saturday 24th of February 2018

This is so delicious and helps keep our sniffles at bay. We make it with little bit more ginger.


Tuesday 20th of February 2018

One of my favorite things winter or not. I like your photographs too.


Wednesday 14th of February 2018

Your fresh lemon ginger tea has been a staple at our house. We love it so much we drink it even when noone is ill. And it tastes much much better than the tea bags. Thanks for the recipe!


Sunday 18th of February 2018

I'm so happy to hear that Shari! Fresh is wayyyy better than the tea bag version :) Hope winter is not too bad where you are!


Wednesday 7th of February 2018

My grandmother used to make us something very similar. I love your recipe, the hubby wants his with a little extra zing. It works wonders.