Fresh Ginger Tea

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This fresh ginger tea is easy to make and can help you feel better in so very many ways.

Need to ease a sore throat or sore muscles? Here’s a little something I’ve discovered over the years, and have found good research recently, to back it up.

Clean Eating Fresh Ginger Tea

First, I should tell you…

I am not a doctor or dietitian. I’m not even a naturopath. The benefits of ginger are well documented and I’m simply sharing a recipe for it here. This recipe is not intended to be a cure for anything. Please consult your doctor before using this or any natural remedy.

And most importantly, use this at your own risk. I can’t accept responsibility if you have an allergic reaction, an arm falls off , or you die after drinking a cup of ginger tea. Not that I know of that ever happening, but still. You get my drift.

Phew! Now that that’s out of the way, I just had to share this recipe with you all. It’s fantastic! I always drink it to help ease a sore throat, and more recently, to help ease muscle soreness after I work out with weights. I swear, it cut my muscle soreness in half! I was completely shocked. In fact, here’s an article on some research that was done at the University of Georgia that backs up what I’m saying. It’s truly amazing stuff for such an odd looking little root!

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Fresh Ginger Tea

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 3 inches fresh ginger (peeled, sliced and "smooshed")
  • 2-4 cups water (depending on the strength you want)


  • Peel the ginger with a potato peeler.
  • Slice and then crush the slices with the end of your knife to help release the juices.
  • Place in water and boil. Taste occasionally (please don't burn yourself!) and remove from heat when the tea reaches your preferred strength.
  • Note: If you prefer a stronger tea, use more water and boil for a longer amount of time.


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  1. This reminds me of childhood. My mom would do this for me and I cannot agree more – ginger is a natural cure for a lot of things!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Susan – What a fabulous remedy to grow up with!

  2. A slice of lemon also works really well.

    Favourite cold/flu remedy? Which I’m eating as I type…Hot Vietnamese Veggie Soup – homemade of course. Nice and spicy ginger broth, with rice noodles and veggies. Warms you up, clears the sinuses and hydrates you.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erin – That sounds amazing. Can you send some my way? 😉

  3. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Refreshing and soothing tea.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sanjeeta – Very much so!

  4. After a work out I take a Rhodiola supplement and drink a B-12 infused beverage, muscle soreness is a thing of the past for me with this killer combo! And for the flu season I make homemade Turkey vegetable soup with homemade chicken broth… but I am thinking I should start my mornings with some ginger tea on the way to the gym!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Carthey – That would be a great way to start your morning!

  5. Love my ginger tea with lemon in it. I also add olive leaf extract which is excellent for clearing mucous – soothes the throat and clears the chest making it easier to breathe.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jo – I didn’t know that! Thanks!

  6. trude wofford says:

    I must try this- it just sounds sooo good! I have always been the “jewish penicillin” type of sicky ( my mothers chicken soup, oy!) but this ginger tea sound like a great thing Thanks Tiffany

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Trude – Fantastic! I hope you enjoy it!

  7. I’ve been making this ever since I read about it in a Japanese comic magazine. I always use like, HALF the ginger lol

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tory – LOL. I know what you mean!

  8. Rachel Hall says:

    This would have been a great recipe to have after my last gardening marathon for my achey muscles. Sounds like it will help in the winter months too. My husband is going to love this.

  9. graciouspantry says:

    A couple of things.
    1) be sure you smashed the ginger to allow all the juices to come out.
    2) you need to boil it longer than 15 minutes. You want the water to reduce by half. The longer you boil it, the stronger it gets. Hope that helps.

  10. I am 14 weeks pregnant and definitely using this for my case of nausea. Ginger ale isnt working fast enough!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tiffany – Oh, I remember those days well. The nausea was AWFUL!!! Just be sure to check with your doctor first. I’m not sure what fresh ginger does when you’re pregnant. Is it supposed to help?

  11. It actually works better if you heat water first, add grated ginger in tea ball, let steep 20 min, then consume 😉 Wonderful for congestion, cough and digestive issues.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Susie Q – I’ll have to try that! Thanks!

  12. Love this! I cut a few coin sized slices and throw them into a cup of boiled water and refill two or three times before adding another piece. I smoosh the ginger with a spoon when it’s been in the water for a few minutes. Sometimes I add a slice of lemon or a packet of true lemon (get some, it’s amazing) to change it up.

    I’m currently nursing and add some to my Mothers Milk Tea to up the milk producing goodness, apparently ginger is good for lactation. If nothing else, it will broaden baby’s tastebuds when they get a taste of it from your milk, lol.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Robin – I never thought to do it that way! I’ll try it next time I make it. Thanks!

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