This mint lemon ginger tea is the perfect soothing drink to make and enjoy during the cold winter months, when you want to sip on something that’s warm and comforting.
Packed with the benefits of different anti-inflammatory agents, this flavourful tea is a great immune system booster as well.
From offering antioxidant benefits to regulating blood sugar levels, there’s actually a lot that this herbal tea can do.
The best part? You need just a few minutes of kitchen time to put this together, and even customize and tweak around with the ingredients to your liking.
Ingredients For the Recipe
To make the mint lemon ginger tea, here is what you will need.
- Water: 1.5 cups
- Tea leaves/powder: 1 tbsp
- Ginger (crushed): 2 tbsp
- Chia seeds: ½ teaspoon (for 1 portion)
- Mint leaves: 2-3 (for 1 portion)
- Lemon juice: ½ tablespoon (for 1 portion)
- Honey: 1 teaspoon or as per taste (for 1 portion)
How to Make the Mint Lemon Ginger Tea
Got all your ingredients ready here is what you will need to do to make a mint lemon ginger tea
Heat water in a saucepan. Add the tea leaves and bring the mixture to a boil.
Add the ginger and let the mixture simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Next, take cups or glasses as per choice. Add in the chia seeds, mint leaves, lemon juice, and honey.
Using a strainer, pour the prepared tea mixture and mix with a spoon.
Frequently Asked Questions
I used honey to sweeten the tea, but you can use aspartame or plain sugar instead if you want to keep the tea vegan.
In addition to the mint and lemon, you can also add a pinch of turmeric powder or some holy basil leaves or just a bit of chamomile to the tea mixture to enhance the immune boosting properties of this tea.
Lemon grass is also a wonderful addition to this herbal tea, and is particularly helpful for the cold and cough season.
If you have any leftover tea, you can store it in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
I would recommend reheating the tea in the microwave.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Mint Lemon Ginger Tea
While making this tea is super easy, you might want to keep these little tips and tricks in mind as well
- If you don’t have fresh ginger root, you can make do with some dried ginger or powdered ginger as well. Remember to start off with a tiny amount, as powdered or dried ginger has a concentrated flavor.
- If you don’t like the texture of the chia seeds, you can skip adding those. They are completely optional, but I would highly recommend adding them, as they also pack in a lot of health benefits
- Remember to use your standard classic tea leaves as opposed to the flavored ones. This will help the flavors from all the other ingredients shine through.
- You can also try out different variations of this recipe by adding other ingredients like thyme, oranges, lime, agave and using different kinds of tea like green tea, white tea, Earl Gray and Rooibos.
- In fact, you can also enjoy this tea cold. Simply prepare the brew in advance and refrigerate it and then add in the herbs and fruits of your choice before topping it with some ice cubes. This can be a great refreshing summer drink to sip on.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
This flavourful mint lemon ginger tea can be enjoyed on its own in the morning with your breakfast or in the evening or just any time you want to sip on something healthy and stay hydrated
You can serve the tea with some healthy snacks of your choice too.
If you enjoyed this unique tea and are inspired to try some more tea recipes, here are a few handpicked ones you might want to check out.
Mint Lemon Ginger Tea
- 1.5 cup Water
- 1 tablespoon Tea leaves/Powder
- 2 tablespoon Ginger , (crushed)
- ½ teaspoon Chia Seeds, (for 1 portion)
- 3 Mint Leaves, (for 1 portion)
- ½ tablespoon Lemon Juice, (for 1 portion)
- 1 teaspoon Honey, as per taste (for 1 portion)
- Heat water in a saucepan. Add the tea leaves and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Add the ginger and let the mixture simmer for 4-5 minutes.
- Next, take cups or glasses as per choice. Add in the chia seeds, mint leaves, lemon juice, and honey.
- Using a strainer, pour the prepared tea mixture and mix with a spoon.
- Serve hot.