Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

The Best Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe3-Ingredient Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe, a tasty fresh-made tea to jumpstart your diet!

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Anyone who knows me well, knows I’m a fan of detox tea.

In my line of work, it comes in handy. After all, recipe testing, eating, traveling, and eating some more, takes its toll.

I try to get five good workouts in each week and eat lots of lean low carb dishes to counter balance all the “research eating” I do.

It certainly helps, but sometimes I need a little extra something to eliminate salt and/or sugar bloat after naughty eating days. (Can I say bloat on the blog?) Women in particular tend to struggle with excess water weight after enjoying certain foods.

Perfect Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

When I travel, I keep detox tea bags on hand to drink in the evenings before bed. This helps eliminate extra water weight so I fit in my clothes the next morning. The Yogi and Traditional Medicinal brands are my favorite. You can also drink dandelion tea to achieve the same goal.

However at home I like to sip a detox tea that tastes fresher, and boosts my metabolism!

Introducing our Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe.

You might have tasted something similar in an asian restaurant at some point. Most often sushi bars and Korean restaurants offer fresh-made lemon ginger tea with a heavy amount of honey. Usually it’s served with long ginger strands resting in the bottom of the mug. The flavor is warm, zippy, and devilishly sweet.

However if you remove most (or all) of the honey, you’ve got a fabulous Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe that will:

  • Eliminate water retention
  • Shrink your stomach so you don’t over eat
  • And actually boost your metabolism

Powerful Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

Lemon is a natural diuretic that helps purge unwanted water weight. It also causes your stomach to pucker when consumed, so your stomach is smaller for a time. That means if you drink it before a meal, you will feel full after eating less food.

Lemon also freshens your breath, boosts your immunity, improves your skin, and helps with digestion, among many other benefits.

Ginger works as a detoxifier, helping remove unwanted chemicals from your body. It is also known to improve digestion, suppress your appetite, and keep your metabolism fired-up all day. The powerful healing properties in ginger have a long list of health benefits, including cancer prevention and increasing your sex drive… Just saying.

Put these two power-packed ingredients together and you have a Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe that can get your body back on track in no time.

Simple Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

As for the honey, I’ve included it in the recipe so you can taste the restaurant version. Honey does have its own list of health benefits, so if you need to sweeten your tea a little, that’s ok.

However, I personally never add the honey when I’m using this Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe as a bodily reset. I just don’t want the extra sugar messing up my detox.

Amazing Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

You can use a tea infuser to strain out the ginger and lemon if floaties bother you. I actually like the little bits of fresh ginger swirling around my cup. I swallow them whole, knowing the more ginger I consume, the better.

You can also pour this Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe over ice, in your water bottle, and sip it all day long!

Cleansing Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

Best Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe
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Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe - A cleansing tea, perfect for jump-starting your diet! Try sipping this 3 ingredient Lemon Ginger Tea in the morning.
Servings: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Potassium 149mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 69.4%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2-3 teaspoons raw honey (skip for detox)


  1. Boil water in a kettle.
  2. Use a large coarse grater to shave fresh ginger into a mug. Place a wedge of fresh lemon in the mug. You can place both in a tea infuser to strain the tea if you like. Pour boiling water into the cup and let the lemon and ginger steep for 5 minutes before serving.

  3. Add honey to taste if drinking for enjoyment. Skip the honey (or use very little) if drinking as a detox tea.

Recipe Notes

To Make An Entire Pot: Make as instructed above using 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger, 1 small sliced lemon or 1/2 large lemon, 6 cups boiling water, (optional) 4-5 tablespoons honey.

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25 comments on “Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

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  6. Danielposted March 25, 2019 at 6:10 am Reply

    your article is very good. I can’t wait to try it with my family. Thank you for sharing ideas with me. I’m waiting for your next article.

  7. Teresa Pettitposted February 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm Reply

    A friend of mine suggested boiling the lemon and ginger root to make a large batch and put it in the refrigerator to save time. what do you recommend and how long do you think it would be good for?

    • Sommer Collierposted February 11, 2019 at 12:21 am Reply

      Hi Teresa,

      Personally, I would boil the ginger root and add the lemon at the end. You can keep it in the fridge for about a week. :)

  8. Kara Butlerposted January 2, 2019 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing. How many days should I drink for detox?

    • Sommer Collierposted January 7, 2019 at 1:45 pm Reply

      Hi Kara,

      I like to drink it once a day when I’m trying to get my body back on track. :)

  9. Lisaposted December 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Can you make this tea with a ginger abstract? 

    • Sommer Collierposted January 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa,

      I would go with ginger essential oils over extracts, for the health benefits.

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  11. Kathleen Gauthierposted November 4, 2018 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Can you use ground ginger if you cant find fresh ginger

    • Sommer Collierposted November 8, 2018 at 6:02 am Reply

      Hi Kathleen,

      No, I don’t believe ground ginger will mix in properly. It’s best to go with fresh ginger.

  12. Brenda Davedossposted September 9, 2018 at 12:07 am Reply

    Ginger lemon detox is d best
    It really work. For me

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  14. Haileyposted July 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm Reply

    what a great recipe !I can’t wait to try it… i love trying new detox teas and writing about them! http://www.detoxteaguide.com

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  16. Eve Andersonposted April 12, 2017 at 10:36 pm Reply

    This sounds great! I love lemon and ginger. Your recipe calls for “1 lemon lemon”. Is it really a whole lemon?

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  18. Maria Lichtyposted April 7, 2017 at 1:26 pm Reply

    The flavors sounds amazing!

  19. Larinaposted April 7, 2017 at 10:09 am Reply

    Where did you get ur grater? And you don’t peel your ginger? Can you eat ginger peel? We usually peel and slice it, but awesome idea to grate.  Will start drinking this at night and before going out to eat. Thank you. 

  20. Eshaposted April 7, 2017 at 8:46 am Reply

    This also works really well for colds. I’ve been making it for years. Although instead of grating the ginger, I peel and cut it into chunks, and instead of lemon wedges, I just squeeze lemon juice straight into the mug. Since I use it for colds and not detox, I always add honey. Cloves also taste really good steeped in.