A cup of lemon ginger tea with fresh lemon and ginger on a white wooden table
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Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Many people love to begin their mornings with a hot cup of lemon ginger tea. Follow these simple steps to make the rejuvenating beverage at home every day. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Indian
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 3 people
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp tea leaves (for each cup)
  • 1 tsp ginger finely grated
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • tsp honey/sugar


  • To make lemon ginger tea, first, heat 3 cups of water in a saucepan. 
    A pot of boiling water
  • Add grated ginger to the water and bring it to a boil. 
  • As it starts to boil, add lemon juice and tea leaves and allow the mixture to sit for 15-20 minutes at low heat.
  • You can add honey to it if you desire, but the mixture of ginger and lemon on its own is quite a flavorful and delicious combination. Enjoy the piping hot tea.


You can also add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, in the end, to enhance the flavor, if you prefer.
You can also add a tinge of turmeric if you want, as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
You can add a dash of orange juice to the tea if the lemon flavor is too strong. This will give it a naturally sweet and tangy flavor. 
While lemon ginger tea by itself has tremendous curative potential, you can add a tsp of whiskey, brandy, bourbon, scotch, or rum to it, right before hitting the bed, should you have a bad cold. The combination will work wonders.