Spicy Ginger Tea with Lemongrass

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Great if you feel a cold or the flu coming on. You can serve Hot or Chill and pour into a tall glass This spicy tea is a great way to begin or end any meal or to enjoy between meals. Given ginger's renowned antinausea and anti-inflammatory properties, the tea is especially comforting when you're traveling by boat,car or airplane. I've also made it without adding the tea.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart water
  • 14 cup freshly grated gingerroot (no need to peel)
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, cut lengthwise
  • 2 bags herbal tea (or equivalent)
  • lemon, to taste (I squeeze a whole lemon in)
  • honey


  1. BRING the water to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and add gingerroot and lemongrass.
  3. Simmer for ten minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and add 2 bags or about 2 teaspoonfuls of your favorite herbal tea mixture.
  5. Taste and if it tastes too weak, continue steeping, if it tastes too strong add more water.
  6. Strain and sweeten with honey and add lemon to taste.


Most Helpful

Delicious... The ginger and lemongrass give this a kick and it is refreshing at the same time. I used camomile tea as the basic tea. This will also be very good to drink when you have a cold, for its medicinal effect.It is easy to adjust to your own taste!

Pets'R'us April 02, 2003

Woah! I forgot to sweeten it initially and feel like I got punched in the mouth. It's really nice. I used Jasmine tea as my base.

Satyne February 22, 2013

Thank you Rita! I have the worst sore throat today, and have been having chills and aches. Syrah recommended this tea to me, and I am enjoying it right now! Very soothing to the throat! I didn't have lemon grass, so I cut up a lemon and added that instead, and used linden flower tea with a bit of thyme thrown in. I'll be making more this evening! Thanks for a great recipe!

canarygirl April 14, 2004

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