honey lemon and ginger tea

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea (Health Benefits & Easy Recipe)

Honey lemon ginger tea is a traditional remedy that has many health benefits and is super easy to make!

It is a favorite in our house when we feel sick or even when we need something cozy in the winter.

Whenever my girls have a cold or upset stomach they always ask for hot tea.

And I totally understand why!

It’s warm, soothing, and all of the flavors mix together to make a delicious drink that can help you feel a little better right away πŸ™‚

But in addition to being a soothing drink, each of the individual ingredients provides its own healing benefits, and when they are mixed together they become a powerful tonic for health and wellness.

It’s a great home remedy for cold and flu season!

ginger lemon tea with honey

Interested in learning more about how this soothing lemon ginger tea can help you? Keep reading πŸ˜‰

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea Benefits

The benefits of this tea are quite numerous!

Drinking lemon ginger tea is not only is it relaxing, soothing, and delicious, but it’s so good for you as well.

If you have a cough, stuffy nose, sore throat, or are needing to feel warm from the inside out, this tea is a perfect choice!

But, let’s go over a few healthy properties of each individual ingredient, shall we? πŸ™‚

Benefits Of Ginger

Ginger root has been used for hundreds of years and has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as immune-boosting properties which make it a perfect remedy for conditions such as:

  • Colds and sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Morning sickness
  • Indigestion
  • Pain
  • Healthy cholesterol levels

Ginger is also thought to help reduce free radicals, improve brain function, protect against Alzheimer’s, and give some protection against certain cancers!

Healing Properties Of Lemon

Lemons are often thought of as a garnish or an ingredient used in cooking or baking (especially the lemon peel), but this citrus fruit packs a nutritional punch!

It is a great source of vitamin C and soluble fiber, making it a great addition to food or drinks.

Here are just a few health properties associated with lemons:

  • Can help boost the immune system
  • Reduce phlegm
  • Supports heart health
  • Protects against anemia
  • Aids in preventing kidney stones
sliced lemon

Honey Benefits

Raw honey has been used medicinally for thousands of years.

It is a great source of antioxidants and also has antibacterial and antifungal properties!

Because of these amazing benefits, raw honey is even used in some hospitals for burn or wound treatment.

Raw honey benefits include:

  • Soothing sore throat
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Natural cough suppressant (it’s used in many homemade cough syrup recipes!)
  • Aids in digestion
  • Reduces infection of wounds

And so much more! Raw honey is truly amazing!

honey jar and wand

Ready to mix these three powerful ingredients together and make a delicious herbal tea you can drink regularly to support your immune system or when you need to soothe a sore throat or relieve coughing?

Here is the super simple (and super delicious) recipe πŸ™‚

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe


  • 1 inch chunk of ginger (sliced)
  • 4 cups of hot water
  • Fresh lemon juice (to taste)
  • Raw honey to taste

If you want to add more benefits to your cup of lemon ginger tea and change the taste a little you could always add a stick of cinnamon!

Also, if you would like a stronger tea feel free to use more ginger if desired πŸ˜‰


  1. First thing is to peel the ginger
  2. Place sliced fresh ginger pieces in a pot and add 4 cups of water (add cinnamon stick if desired)
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes
  4. Strain the ingredients
  5. Add the juice of half of one lemon
  6. Add raw honey to taste

That’s all there is to make a really simple, yet very effective tea.

You can even save the ginger and cinnamon stick to reuse for your next batch of tea later in the day if you feel like you need a little more.

ginger lemon honey tea

Easy Tea Variation

I recently had a friend email this idea to me and I thought I would share because it’s a super simple way to make this delicious tea.

All you need to do is get a bag lemons (or as many as you would like), squeeze the juice from all lemons into ice cube trays and place them in the freezer.

Then, peel your ginger and put it in a blender with a little water. Blend until you have a puree.

Strain the ginger puree, putting the liquid into ice cube trays and place the trays in the freezer with the lemon juice.

Then, when you’re ready for tea all you have to do is take out a cube of lemon and a cube of ginger, put them in your cup and add hot water. Then add honey, cinnamon or any other spice you like.

You’ll have delicious tea in just a few minutes!

Oh! And if you don’t want to throw away the ginger puree you can always use it to add a delicious smell and flavor to vegetables, make a ginger broth, or compost it!

Thanks for the fantastic tea tip, Debbie!

lemons and ice cubes

FAQs About Ginger Tea With Lemon And Honey

Have a few questions before you make this simple recipe? I’ll try to answer them here.

1. Can you use a ginger tea bag or is fresh ginger better?

You can use ginger tea found in grocery stores and it will still be tasty and offer some health benefits, but for best results, I would suggest using fresh ginger root.

2. Can you make extra and save it for later?

You can definitely double the ingredients and make a big batch to enjoy later.

The only thing I would suggest is to leave out the honey and add it to each cup when you drink it.

See, raw honey has amazing properties and compounds but these can be reduced or eliminated when heated.

3. Are there any other ingredients that could be added?

If you’re looking for a few additions to give your ginger lemon honey tea a kick you could always:

  • add a little cayenne
  • use maple syrup instead of honey (although the health benefits would change a little)
  • add a shot of whiskey

Whiskey isn’t really on my personal list of natural remedies, but many suggest a hot toddy as traditional medicine and swear by it.

hot toddy with lemon

Last Thoughts About Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

If you’re looking for a soothing lemon ginger tea that is great for colds, sickness, sore throat, and can even be helpful for nausea, morning sickness and stomach ailments, consider giving this recipe a try.

By enjoying the the fresh lemon, grated ginger, and raw honey you can support your immune system and hopefully stay well through cold and flu season!

Printable Honey, Lemon & Ginger Tea Recipe

Honey, lemon & ginger tea

Honey, Lemon & Ginger Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Honey, lemon & ginger tea is delicious, soothing, has many health benefits and best of all, is easy to make when you're feeling under the weather.


  • 1-inch chunk of ginger (sliced)
  • 4 cups of water
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Raw honey to taste


    1. Place sliced ginger in a pot and add 4 cups of water (add cinnamon stick if desired)
    2. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes
    3. Strain the ingredients
    4. Add the juice of half of one lemon
    5. Add raw honey to taste
    6. Enjoy!


For a different taste and added health benefits you can also add a stick of cinnamon!

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10 thoughts on “Honey Lemon Ginger Tea (Health Benefits & Easy Recipe)”

    1. No, definitely not mandatory. Honey has many health benefits, but if you can’t use it (or if you don’t like it), ginger and lemon alone offer plenty of benefits and taste great πŸ™‚

  1. Thank you for this recipe! I simmered the ginger and cinnamon in 2 cups of water then added some cool water so it was drinkable right away for my daughter. I hope it does the trick! It certainly smells nice.

  2. My elderly neighbor is very sick. I wanted to bring her something warm beside soup. Making this for her now. I used the cinnamon stick with it and it smells yummy! Hope it comforts her!

  3. This tea is delicious! I will be drinking it even if I don’t have a sore throat. Can this be stored in the refrigerator and reheated as needed?

    1. Hi April,
      So glad you like the tea! I have saved the tea overnight and reheated it before but have never made a large batch to save. I imagine you could if you used it within a few days.

    1. Hi Peggy,
      Thanks for asking, I thought I had included an amount on the recipe but I see now that I didn’t!
      As for the chunk of ginger- usually about 1 inch or so works well, but you can use more or less depending on your taste.

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