Glass tea pot full of ginger tea, next to fresh ginger root

How to Brew Fresh Ginger Tea

  • Author: Cassie Johnston
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x


A good pot of ginger tea is one of life’s simplest (and healthiest!) pleasures. Here’s how to make the perfect pot from fresh or frozen ginger root—it works every time.



  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger, unpeeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • Honey, to taste


  1. Fill a tea pot with the ginger. Pour over the boiling water. Cover and let steep for at least an hour, but up to overnight.
  2. Strain, sweeten to taste with honey, and enjoy.


  • If you need to reheat the tea, just strain it into a saucepan on the stove and reheat on low heat until it is just warm enough to dissolve the honey. High heat kills a lot of the beneficial compounds in raw honey, so you don’t really want to be mixing it with tea that’s above about 110°F.
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Steeping

Keywords: drinks, ginger, tea, home remedy

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