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Healthy Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe

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Ginger is a super healthy root, and it’s always very welcomed in the kitchen. Well, it’s also a fantastic drink ingredient, not only for its wellness but for its exciting perfume!

Together with tangy lemon juice and honey, ginger gives life to this refreshing tea, which, by the way, you can enjoy hot or cold. The best part? It’s all-natural, and it’s ready in five minutes. As always, you can make a whole pot of ginger lemon tea or make a cup just for yourself. If serving it over ice, make a pitcher! Here’s what you need to know about ginger lemon tea.

Healthy Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe

Why Make Ginger Lemon Tea?

First things first. This recipe for ginger lemon tea is not tea at all since we’re not using the leaves of the tea shrub. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t substitute the water in the recipe below with actual green or black tea, which is lovely, by the way.

Still, the stars in this recipe are the sliced ginger (use fresh ginger) and lemon juice. Together, they become a refreshing and even healthy drink that’s as invigorating as delicious. Sweeten the ginger lemon tea with honey or use your favorite sweetener and garnish every cup with a few fresh lemon slices.

Strain the ginger slices before serving or let them be. Just be mindful — biting into one of these can be an overwhelming aromatic burst!

What Goes Into a Healthy Ginger Lemon Tea?

To make healthy ginger lemon tea at home, you need hot water straight from the teapot. You can also use cold water for an iced version of the drink, but it won’t be as potent — warm water gets infused easier and faster than cold water. You can also use tea instead of water with exciting results!

You’ll also need freshly squeezed lemon juice and a few lemon slices. As a sweetener, honey is nicely compatible with ginger lemon tea, but you can use granulated sugar or any low-calorie sweetener.

The most crucial ingredient is ginger, and you want it fresh and thinly sliced. You don’t have to peel it for this recipe (although it does look nicer when peeled); just ensure you slice it thinly.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Total Time5 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy54 cal


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, sliced
  • Lemon slices as a garnish



Combine the water and honey in a cup and heat in the microwave.


Add the lemon juice and the ginger. Strain after 5 minutes.


Garnish with lemon slices.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories54
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat0.1 g78 g0.13%
  • Sodium1 mg2300 mg0.04%
  • Total Carbohydrate14.9 g275 g5.42%
  • Dietary Fiber1 g28 g3.57%
  • Total Sugars12.3 g
  • Protein0.4 g50 g0.8%
  • Calcium9 mg1300 mg0.69%
  • Potassium59 mg4700 mg1.26%
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