Lemon Ginger Tea (Detox Tea Recipe)
How To Make Ginger Tea: 3-Ingredient Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe, a tasty fresh-made tea to jumpstart your diet!
Ginger Lemon Tea
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 a toll.
I try to get five good workouts in each week and eat lots of lean low carb dishes to counterbalance 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.
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 into my clothes the next morning. The Yogi and Traditional Medicinal brands are my favorites. 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 overeat
- And actually boost your metabolism (according to some research)
Not to mention this might also:
- Aid and soothe indigestion
- Alleviate nausea (great for people going through chemotherapy)
- Could have anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant properties
- Can help boost your immune system
- Could help reduce inflammation
- Can help clear your sinuses
Potential Health Benefits
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 of 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.
How To Make Ginger Tea
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (from fresh ginger root)
- 1 lemon wedge with peel (both for lemon juice and garnish if desired)
- 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 and stir if drinking for enjoyment. Skip the honey (or use very little) if drinking as a detox tea.
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. If you are not a honey fan you can use the sweetener of your choice.
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.
Detox Tea Tips
You can use a tea infuser to strain out the ginger and lemon slices 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!
To Make An Entire Pot/Large Batch: 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.
Want to take this tea to the next level? Instead of using a spoon to stir this drink, use a cinnamon stick.
Check the printable recipe card below for the nutrition information including calories, carbohydrates, protein, sodium, potassium, fiber, vitamin c, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and calcium percentages. Make sure to share this recipe on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Lemon Ginger Detox Tea Recipe
- 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.
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Healthy + tasty. Very good but not great. Very easy and quick to make.
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Hi I’m wondering with this tea would I be able to loss weight?
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How much do you drink at a time and how often do you drink this? We want to try this
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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
Gonna give it a go
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I love lemon ginger tea. I usually add a dash of cayenne pepper to kick up the metabolism boosting benefits.
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Refreshing and helps with my sinus issues .
Great, simply recipe! I add a little fresh tumeric and cayenne pepper.
I take lemon and Ginger tea. I am used to it
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! :)
How often to drink this detox tea
You can drink it every day, and even several times a day. Personally, I drink it after seasons of naughty eating. ;)
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?
I personally prefer it when the ginger is just steeped, rather than boiled. But you can try both methods and decide which one you like better. :)
Could I add one or two or more leaves of fresh holly basil to this? Or even green tea?
Many thanks in advance
Hi , could i use Lemon juice in place of the Lemon half ? Thank you
Sure! However, it’s best when fresh. :)
I have made this and also chilled it in the fridge w chia inside to drink they the next day, YUMM
Can I boil water with ginger n lemon???
It’s best to steep the lemon and ginger in hot water, so the flavor is bright. Ginger tends to lose its flavor as it cooks.
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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
Hi for this to work does it have to be fresh ingredients or can I us ground ginger and sqeezy lemon
It will definitely taste better with freeze ingredients, but it will still work as a detoxifier even with dried and pre-squeezed products.
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.
Could I make a concentrated batch and freeze in an ice cube tray and add a couple cubes to boiling water? 🤔
What a great idea! Let me know how it turns out. :)
Hi, cant wait to try! I was just wondering can you use lime instead of lemon?
Yes, you can use lime as well. Although personally I think it tastes better with lemon. :)
Great recipe . . . Delicious drink. Thank you. Rock’n’Roll!!!
Are the calories with or without honey?
This is calculated with honey. :)
Can I drink this cold
Absolutely! We sometimes make a big batch and keep it in the fridge. :)
Do I have to remove the ginger or the lemons?…Or can I stored them in a pitcher and leave in the refrigerator, if so for how long?
You could definitely leave them in for 2-4 days in the refrigerator. :)
How you make big batch store it in ref.
I like to make it in a pitcher… So if you have a big 12-16 cup pitcher, you can use the “serving slider” in the recipe form to multiply the ingredients. :)
Gorgeous photos and blog! I drink lemon water each morning but these additions sound like good ones! Thanks.
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I put too a little too much ginger but I enjoyed the delicious spicy tea for breakfast!
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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.
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?
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. :)
Thank you for sharing. How many days should I drink for detox?
I like to drink it once a day when I’m trying to get my body back on track. :)
Can you make this tea with a ginger abstract?
I would go with ginger essential oils over extracts, for the health benefits.
How may time can I drink this in a day? I was thinking once in the morning and once in before bedtime, what do you think?
That’s a great idea! Certainly, two cups a day wouldn’t cause any issues.
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Can you use ground ginger if you cant find fresh ginger
No, I don’t believe ground ginger will mix in properly. It’s best to go with fresh ginger.
Ginger lemon detox is d best
It really work. For me
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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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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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The flavors sounds amazing!
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.
If the peel isn’t dry and course, you can eat it! This is the grater I have: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051T92AY/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=aspiper-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0051T92AY&linkId=76271e2ce164633c0c232667ea59e322
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.