Refreshing Ginger Root Tea - With Peppermint and Cinnamon

On warm summer days a pot of fresh ginger root tea always goes down well. Made with added cinnamon and mint leaves (peppermint or spearmint), not only is this drink refreshing and tasty, but like all spiced and herbal teas, very healthy!

For one with added nutmeg and orange juice, here is another ginger tea recipe, and if you would prefer a version with just the root on its own you will probably enjoy this basic, simple recipe.

Homemade Ginger Tea Recipe

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)

2 cups water
1 inch (3cm) piece of ginger root
2 x 2 inch (6cm) pieces cinnamon stick
2 tbsp lemon juice
3-4 chopped peppermint leaves (or spearmint)
Honey or agave nectar (optional)

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Grate or thinly slice the root. Add to a small saucepan with the water and add the cinnamon sticks
  • Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice, mint leaves and, if using, the sweeteners
  • Let steep (sit) for 5-10 minutes before drinking

Note: You can pour through a tea strainer first or, just remove the cinnamon sticks and drink with the ginger and mint leaves still in!

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Health Benefits of Ginger Root

Picture of ginger tea with cinnamon and orange

Of all the spices and herbs, ginger is a superstar when it comes to health and well-being benefits.

This tea, particularly if you add honey and lemon, can help relieve flu and cold symptoms.

It's also a traditional remedy for heartburn and upset stomachs.

And for a long time, Far Eastern fishermen and sailors have used it as a preventative measure against sea sickness.

Click here to read more on the ginger health benefits.

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