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, Fat, total (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 3, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 47, Potassium (mg) 4, calcium (mg) 10.1, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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