How To Make Ginger Tea? Multiple flavors
How to make ginger tea? Ginger tea is made from ginger root. You can prepare these in many ways, from easy to a bit time-consuming. We will discuss these here. Enjoy the tea, about which many stories circulate.
How To Make Ginger Tea?
Wash the ginger root well and cut 2 centimeters off. Cut this piece into slices and put them in a mug. To make ginger tea, add hot water and let the ginger steep into an herbal tea. Add some agave if desired.
In short, this is how you can make ginger tea. Now you probably won’t use all the ginger and you want to keep the leftover ginger. No problem, we wrote a blog about this; ” How Ginger Store? ‘. And if you still want to remove the peel, read our blog ‘ How to Peel Ginger? Then you can use the easy method right away.
Now on to making tea!
Ginger In Tea
You actually make tea from the leaves of the tea plant. When you make ‘tea’ from herbs or spices, it is a herbal drink, not tea. But we, in the Netherlands, speak of a tea when you steep something in hot water.
So is the ginger, which you let steep in water. Ginger has a fresh, slightly spicy hot taste. It is up to everyone to see for themselves how much ginger you want in the tea. One likes spicy, the other a soft taste. Then you add a little less ginger in hot water. Try it out, I’d say! Lots of fun!
Ginger Tea Healthy
Much is said about ginger tea and its effect. There is no scientifically proven effect (yet) that ginger tea would help with certain ailments, but some people swear by it.
Ginger contains many good vitamins and minerals that can keep you healthy.
The nutrition center says that it is an excellent seasoning, but that more research needs to be done on the health benefits of ginger.
On the other hand, ginger has a delicious taste and can easily be used for tea. And as with everything, in moderation.
Fresh Ginger Tea
To make fresh ginger tea, you can clean the root in several ways. You can peel, grate, and possibly squeeze a piece of the fresh ginger root with a garlic press and save the juice and freeze it yourself to make a tea later. You can also scrape the ginger root with a spoon. So it’s just what you like or like to do.
When grating or cutting slices for the tea, always wash the root beforehand. As with all vegetables, you won’t know if the root has been sprayed unless you use organic ginger root. Of course, you don’t have to do that when you’re peeling.
What you need for 1 cup of fresh ginger tea:
- 2 cm ginger, washed or peeled
- Hot water
- Agave syrup (optional)
How to make fresh ginger tea:
- Peel (or not) the 2 cm ginger
- Cut slices of this 2 cm ginger and put them in a tea glass
- Add hot water and also add the lemon slices. You can also squeeze these if you don’t want any slices in your tea.
- Now you can add the agave syrup if desired.
- Let the ginger steep and after 4 minutes you can drink a delicious ginger tea!
Of course, you can add all kinds of herbs and spices to the ginger tea. Read more about it here:
Ginger Tea With Lemon
If you don’t want ginger to dominate your tea, you can add other herbs and spices to the tea. For example lemon:
- 2 centimeters ginger sliced
- Hot water
- 2 lemon slices
- Agave syrup or other sweetener of your choice
Not that hard to put this together:
- Pour a mug full of hot water
- Add the ginger planks
- Also add or squeeze the lemon slices in the mug.
- Add a little agave syrup if desired.
Have a nice time with this tea!
Ginger Tea For Lose Weight
People have the idea that losing weight with ginger tea works well. But here too it is recommended to eat a healthy and varied diet, drink enough and exercise. Ginger tea cannot cause weight loss on its own.
Ginger Tea In Pregnanancy
When you are pregnant, morning sickness may strike. Nothing is more annoying than that. Ginger tea would help many pregnant women with this nausea.
According to the nutrition center, this has not been scientifically proven even though some believe that ginger tea does work. So it’s different for everyone. Just try what works for you. Ginger tea fits well into our diet when drunk in moderation.
Ginger Turmeric Tea
To have some variety with ginger tea, you can add turmeric and/or cardamom pods. This is a good combination of flavors.
What do you need for a ginger turmeric tea:
- 2 slices of ginger
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1 pinch of turmeric
- Hot water
- Agave syrup (if desired)
- Add the ginger, cardamom pods and turmeric to a mug and pour in hot water.
- Let it stand for 4 minutes to steep.
- Add agave syrup if you want the tea a little sweeter.
A delicious tea to relax for a while!
Ginger Tea Before Bedtime
It is always nice to drink a delicious hot herbal drink before going to sleep. It is relaxing and you can also make wonderfully scented tea, which will put you in such a relaxed atmosphere.
For example, choose cinnamon with the ginger and orange.
It’s not especially the ginger that makes you relax. This has not yet been scientifically proven. Chamomile, for example.
Here is an example of a tea that gives you a sense of relaxation through its fragrance and warmth. Of course, you know better which scent gives you a feeling of peace, that is different for everyone.
For example, what do you need for a wonderfully scented tea before going to sleep:
- 2 or 3 thin slices of ginger
- A pinch of cinnamon or cinnamon stick
- 1 slice of orange
- Hot water
How are you going to make tea from this:
- Add the ginger and cinnamon in a mug
- Add hot water to this and stir.
- Also add orange to the mug or squeeze a slice a bit.
- Let it steep for about 5 minutes so that all the flavors are absorbed into the hot water.
- It might be an idea to fold your hands around the mug, pull your legs on the couch, turn on some soft music and enjoy the fragrant tea. No better way to start a night, for me.
Even more ginger tea
Here are a few more products that also go well with ginger:
- Green tea
You can add these products to hot water with some ginger. Go try it out I’d say. Add some mint or pineapple little by little and taste what you like best. Or put some ginger in green tea, surprise yourself!
Have fun trying it out!
Ginger Tea Benefits
It is suggested that ginger tea has many benefits, but these are not all proven. More research needs to be done to find any actual evidence for it, according to the nutrition center.
What is certain is that ginger contains many vitamins and minerals that are good for our body. Ginger fits into the picture of good nutrition.
What are the benefits of ginger tea:
- Calms the stomach
- Helps with weight loss, it reduces your hunger pangs.
- Relieves sore muscles
- Gives a fresh breath
- Works against nausea and vomiting
- It strengthens your immune system
- It would protect against Alzheimer’s disease
These are just a few, there are many more.
I would say, decide for yourself what helps when drinking ginger tea. Eat and drink healthy and varied food, that will make your body happy!