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Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

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Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

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Feeling cold? Stuffy? Sore throat? Honey Lemon Ginger Tea will cure what ails you. The heat and the ginger warms you right up, the steam and the lemon and the ginger help clear those sinuses, and the ginger and the honey soothe that scratchy throat. I've been known to add a shot of whiskey to the mix, but I'm old school.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger (no need to peel it)
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey, plus more to taste


  1. Put the ginger in a tea pot or medium bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over it and let it steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, put the lemon juice and the honey in a large mug. Strain the ginger tea into the mug.
  3. Stir to dissolve the honey, taste, and add more honey or lemon juice if you like.

Makes 1 mug Honey Lemon Ginger Tea.

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 5 out of 5
Truly a great natural remedy!, Member StevePalo

I've been making a similar tea for years now. Next time I will try grating the ginger (I've always just sliced it). Forget the pepto bismol or alka seltzer and if you get a chance to look up ginger, wow, it's one of the most amazing herbs on the planet! I've got some brewing while I'm writing this - got to go and enjoy it now. Be well and expand:)

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