Ugandan Ginger Tea Recipe

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins

Posted in response to requests for Ugandan food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the milk, tea and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Wash a thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger. Pound until flat - juice should begin to ooze.
  3. Add the ginger to the milk-tea mixture when it begins to boil.
  4. Reduce the heat, letting it all simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very nice tea... Only made one change to the recipe and that was to omit the sugar. Such a nice change from coffee this morning.I normally do not add milk or cream to my tea, but really like how it smooths the brightness of the ginger. Always keep fresh ginger in the freezer, so I will be able to making this often. Made and reviewed for AUS/NZ Swap #63

Chef Buggsy Mate April 24, 2012

Wonderful tea Bethie, really good. I enjoyed the lovely mellow flavor of the ginger, it was so delicious, creamy and light (I used 1% milk) it worked great. Thank you so much for sharing this treat, that I will enjoy often. It was really comforting. Made for ZWT7 (Witchin Kitchen)

Baby Kato June 07, 2011

What a delicious tea this is! The bite of the ginger is perfect. I'll be making this many times. Thanks for a keeper. Made for Aus/NZ Swap#20.

Lorraine of AZ September 27, 2008