Ginger Tea

Soothing and healthful, this tea recipe is good three ways: hot, iced, and as a sparkling fizz.

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  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 1/8-inch slices fresh ginger
  • 1 small sprig fresh rosemary or fresh mint, or 2 strips lemon peel*
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
Pour water in cup. Add fresh ginger, rosemary, and honey. Stir to dissolve honey. Steep 5 minutes. Remove ginger and rosemary or, for intense ginger and rosemary flavor, leave in ginger and rosemary while sipping. Makes 1 serving.


  • *Note:

    Use only yellow peel; avoid the white pith of the lemon.


  • Iced Ginger Tea:

    Prepare Ginger Tea; remove ginger and rosemary. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours. Serve over ice.


  • Sparkling Ginger Fizz:

    Prepare Iced Ginger Tea using six 1/8-inch slices of fresh ginger. Pour tea in tall ice-filled glass. Pour in calorie-free ginger ale, carbonated water, or sparkling white wine.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 11, carb. (g) 3, sugar (g) 3, sodium (mg) 47, Potassium (mg) 4, calcium (mg) 10, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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