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Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

How To Make Ginger Tea: 3-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.

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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.

Benefits of Detox Tea

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

How To Make Ginger Tea

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

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Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
How To Make Ginger Tea: 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


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


  • Boil water in a kettle.
  • 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.
  • Add honey to taste if drinking for enjoyment. Skip the honey (or use very little) if drinking as a detox tea.


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.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 75kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 15mg, Potassium: 149mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin C: 57.3mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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80 comments on “Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe”

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  2. Hi I’m wondering with this tea would I be able to loss weight?

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  7. How much do you drink at a time and how often do you drink this? We want to try this 

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  9. OMG! I tried the exact same recipe and guess what! I am having it daily, you’re really amazing and this mixture is awesome. Thank you

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  11. I love lemon ginger tea. I usually add a dash of cayenne pepper to kick up the metabolism boosting benefits. 

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  13. Refreshing and helps with my sinus issues .

  14. I take lemon and Ginger tea. I am used to it

  15. So….may be a dumb question – but there is no actual ‘tea’ in this detox ‘tea’?

    • Tea is basically what you make with the water. Ex: if you drop 1 lemon leaf in boiling water, you just made lemon tea. ;)

    • Yea there are pretty much two types of tea. True tea-which is the black and green teas, and herbal- which is made with any fruit, leaf or herb.

    • Tea-less “tea” is actually called tisane, but as you can see, it’s not very common to use that word. Most people say tea for both types! :)

  16. How often to drink this detox tea

  17. Hi Sommer. I love this recipe. My question is that many other versions of ginger tea tell you to boil the tea for 10 minutes. Which would be better? Surely if you boil it for 10 minutes you will lose flavour and the goodness?

  18. Hi Sommer, 

    Could I add one or two or more leaves of fresh holly basil to this?  Or even green tea? 

    Many thanks in advance 

  19. I have made this and also chilled it in the fridge w chia inside to drink they the next day, YUMM

  20. Can I boil water with ginger n lemon???

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  22. How often can you drink it, I made it w/o the honey I loved it, I just want to know how much is too much drinking through the day

  23. Hi for this to work does it have to be fresh ingredients or can I us ground ginger and sqeezy lemon  

  24. My Husband and i came across this recipe for detox and wanted to try to it we have tryed. Several detox teas but this one seems to work and work fast. Its A MUST TRY.

  25. Hi
    Could I make a concentrated batch and freeze in an ice cube tray and add a couple cubes to boiling water? 🤔 

  26. Hi, cant wait to try! I was just wondering can you use lime instead of lemon?

  27. Great recipe . . . Delicious drink. Thank you. Rock’n’Roll!!!

  28. Are the calories with or without honey?

  29. Can I drink this cold

  30. Gorgeous photos and blog! I drink lemon water each morning but these additions sound like good ones! Thanks.

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  34. I put too a little too much ginger but I enjoyed the delicious spicy tea for breakfast!

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  39. 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.

  40. 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?

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

  42. Can you make this tea with a ginger abstract? 

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  44. Can you use ground ginger if you cant find fresh ginger

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

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  47. 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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  49. 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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  51. The flavors sounds amazing!

  52. 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. 

  53. 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.