What is ginger?
Ginger is a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia and cultivated in many parts of the world. It is used in different forms like fresh, dried, and ground, commonly in Asian and Indian cuisine. It has a slightly sweet, tangy, and spicy taste. In addition, its potential health benefits, like boosting the immune system and relieving pain and inflammation, make it a popular ingredient for beverages.
What is the origin of lemon?
The exact origin of the lemon is not known. However, it is believed that it is native to South Asia and then moved to the Mediterranean region, Europe, and the Americas, respectively. Today, it is cultivated in many parts of the world, United States, Mexico, Italy, Spain, and Turkey being the top producers.
Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe
Would you like to boost your immune system with a warm, aromatic drink? Here is the lemon ginger tea recipe for you. So easy to make!
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Lemon ginger tea is the infusion of ginger and lemon steeped in hot water. Ginger could be grated or sliced, and lemon could be added as slices or juice to make lemon ginger tea. Although not preferred much, ground ginger can also be used to make lemon ginger tea.
Lemon ginger tea is an aromatic and tangy drink. It is very popular, especially in fall and winter, due to its refreshing taste and potential health benefits. It helps reduce nausea, relieve pain and inflammation in the body, and boost the immune system. In addition, it is a caffeine-free warm drink alternative for the ones who prefer staying away from caffeine.
Lemon ginger tea can be drunk plain or with a sweetener like sugar or honey. Some people also add other ingredients, such as mint, cinnamon, turmeric, and cloves, to lemon ginger tea. It is usually drunk warm but can also be served iced.
Lemon ginger tea is traditionally brewed using a single teapot, either by steeping or simmering in hot water. However, the recipe below describes how to make lemon ginger tea using a double tea kettle. Making lemon ginger tea in a double tea kettle yields more flavorful tea warmer for a longer time than traditional single teapot brewing. You can refer to our related blog following this link to learn more about the different tea brewing methods in the world and how they affect the tea experience in terms of taste and duration to enjoy.
Now, let’s move on to the lemon ginger tea recipe below and enjoy it with your loved ones!
2 inches fresh ginger, grated or sliced
10 cups water, filtered or bottled, if tap water is of poor quality
1 lemon, thinly sliced with peel or juiced
Some fresh mint leaves, a cinnamon stick, 2-3 cloves, or 2 slices of turmeric (optional - to be added during steeping)
Some sugar or honey for sweetening (optional)
Add the water to the lower kettle and boil it on the stove.
Once the water is boiled, add lemon slices or juice and ginger to the upper teapot and pour almost 4 cups of boiled water over it. If your teapot is larger and you would like to make more tea, increase the amount of lemon and ginger accordingly.
Add more water into the lower kettle, put it again on the stove to boil, and place the upper teapot over it, closing its lid.
Once the water is boiled, wait 10 minutes for the ginger to release its flavor into the water.
Once the lemon ginger tea is ready, prepare the tea cups. Pour the infusion in the upper teapot into the cups. If you like lighter tea, pour the infusion halfway and then add boiled water to it from the lower kettle.
Your lemon ginger tea is ready.
Serve it to your loved ones and enjoy!
RECIPE NOTE FOR LEMON GINGER TEA:
To make cold ginger lemon tea, let the ginger lemon infusion cool down. Then, add ice cubes to a tall glass and pour chilled lemon ginger infusion over the ice cubes. You can add sweeteners like honey and sugar if you like it sweet, and garnish it with fresh mint leaves and a lemon slice.
HOW TO SERVE LEMON GINGER TEA:
You can serve hot lemon ginger tea in a regular teacup or coffee mug. However, preferring a glass teacup to enjoy its color while drinking is better. Iced lemon ginger tea is usually served in a tall glass.
Lemon ginger tea is usually drunk without milk, but some people add milk to it for a creamier texture.