How to make Delicious Lemon, Ginger, Honey Tea & The Benefits

The benefits of making Homemade Honey, Lemon, Ginger Tea are secondary to the taste, in my opinion! Because there is so much nutritional goodness in this tea, I like to have it on hand during all seasons of the year.

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Naturally Soothing and Beneficial

Feeling achy? Stuffy? Sore throat? This Honey Lemon Ginger Tea is a natural remedy that will help.

Made with the natural ingredients of honey, lemon, and ginger, this tea packs in so many nutritional benefits! The heat and the ginger will warm you right up, the steam—aided by the bright lemon and the potent ginger—will help clear those sinuses, and will work to soothe that scratchy throat. If you’re feeling old-school, go ahead and add a shot of whiskey to the mix (especially if you’re drinking it right before going to bed). This makes it into a sort of medicinal hot toddy recipe.

This tea is a great way to stay hydrated and give your immune system a gentle boost with it’s naturally soothing, anti-inflammatory Honey & Ginger Warm Lemon Water. This tea can help to aid in digestion, improve the appearance of your skin, and help you get back to feeling your best quickly. It’s also a drink we enjoy all year round – keep reading below to see how I fancy it up for the summer time!

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Health Benefits of Each Ingredient

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Lemon juice

Lemon juice can provide many health benefits. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that helps heal wounds and repair and maintain bones and teeth.

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Local raw honey

In this recipe, honey acts as a natural sweetener. Honey works wonders in soothing my throat and we give our kiddos a tsp or 2 of it when they have a cough.

Did you know that eating unfiltered, unheated, raw honey produced within your area, (50-mile radius or less) is like receiving a natural anti-allergy shot! There are so many benefits to consuming raw local honey!

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Ginger is another amazing food! It can help prevent blood clotting and reduce cholesterol. This can help fight heart disease, in which blood vessels become clogged and lead to stroke or heart attack. It helps ward off germs, helps lower blood sugar, keeps your mouth healthy, helps with arthritis, body pain, nausea etc! And the bite when you taste it is just so unlike anything else!

This long and knobby rhizome may seem difficult to use at first, but once you get comfortable, it’s just like any other produce item you may normally use. I typically just use my food processor by you could also use a small grater or knife.


Variations of Honey, Lemon, Ginger Tea

  • Add a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom at the end for a warm spice flavor. Warm spices add more than flavor, they add a sense of comfort.
  • Use a cinnamon stick to do the stirring to dissolve the honey (this is a particular hit for kids with a stuffy nose!).
  • A bit of turmeric (1/4 teaspoon will do it) feels insanely curative and tastes great, and it turns the tea a brilliant yellow, but know that it also stains anything it touches—consider yourself warned.
  • If you like things spicy, add a dash of cayenne—that spicy note will further help clear out those sinuses.
  • If the lemon flavor is too much for you, balance it out with a splash of orange juice or apple cider.
  • Is it bedtime? You wouldn’t be the first person to add a shot of whiskey, bourbon, Scotch, cinnamon schnapps, or dark rum to the mug.

If you’re really suffering, make a triple batch and keep it in a glass jar to sip, or reheat it as needed. Want a thoughtful-person-of-the-year award? Make a batch for someone else who might be under the weather.

Transitioning seasons with Lemon, Honey, Ginger Tea!

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Hot tea in Summertime?

Although this tea has benefits related to cold symptoms and flu season, it isn’t just for a cold winter day! Summertime means my lemon, honey, ginger tea gets amped up a bit!

I was cleaning in my fridge last year when I spotted a full jar of lemon, honey, ginger tea in the back. Usually, I make 2-3 quart jars of this at a time and still had one left. We had some pineapple/ mango juice sitting next to it and I got an idea! I decided to pour the tea right into the juice container (which was only about 1/4 full of juice). Then I added 2 Tbsp. of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar and topped it with 2 strawberry hibiscus tea bags, put the cover on, and set it back in the fridge to steep a bit. When drinking this tea in the summer, we make literally anything we have in our house at the time an add in. This includes iced tea, lemonade, and other types of herbal tea

OH MY – I pour myself a cup and warm it up in the morning! Don’t sell yourself by labeling this tea as a seasonal drink! It is so delightful and tasty and I know that I am getting so many health benefits from just one cup!

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How to Make Honey, Ginger, Lemon Tea: The Video

Printable Recipe Card

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Lemon, Ginger, Honey Tea

A delicious, healthy tea with so many vitamins and benefits packed in just one yummy cup!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings


  • Food Processor or small grater


  • 3 Lemons, cut and squeeze juice into large quart jar.
  • 1 Medium-sized ginger, chopped (no need to peel)
  • 3 Cups Of boiling water
  • 3 Tbsp. Raw, local honey


  • Boil 3 cups of water and add chopped ginger. Boil water for 10-15 minutes, then steep- turning the burner off, with the lid on for 1 hour.
  • Squeeze 3 lemons into large quart jar. I like to use my small strainer to keep seeds and the majority of the pulp out.
  • After the ginger is finished steeping, pour it through the strainer, squeezing the ginger out as you go.
  • Allow to cool and add 3Tbsp. of raw, local honey.
  • Place a lid on the top and store in the refrigerator until needed. Drink warm or cold.


*Temperature Note: Adding raw honey to boiling water will denature some of the most important health-promoting properties. When preparing this recipe, wait until the hot water is cool enough to sip comfortably before stirring in your honey to assure you are reaping all of the available health benefits (around 180°F).

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