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Honey Lemon Tea served in small white patterned cups placed on blue plates.

Honey Lemon Tea with Ginger

Lemon tea is a great, soothing, and comforting beverage for when you have a sore throat or congestion. It's easy to make with a few simple ingredients such as black tea, honey, and fresh ginger and is ready in just a few minutes!
Course Beverages, Breakfast
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 23kcal


  • Pot
  • Tea Strainer


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger freshly grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black tea
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey


  • Add water to a small pot, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the ginger and boil for about 30 seconds.
  • Now add the black tea and lower the heat. Cover and let the tea step for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, and add the lemon juice and honey.
  • Stir, and serve immediately.



Ingredient Notes: 
  1. Ginger: Use freshly grated ginger for this recipe for the best flavor. The easiest way to peel ginger is to use the back of a spoon to scrape off the skin. I use a hand grater to grate the ginger. 
  2. Black tea: You can also use teabags.
  3. Lemon juice: use freshly squeezed lemon juice for this recipe. If your lemons are hard, one handy trick is to first roll them on a flat surface for a few seconds. Then place them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds. Remove from the microwave, slice in half, and juice them. This trick makes it so easy to squeeze out the juice from the lemons. 
  4. Honey: Adjust the amount of honey according to your taste. 
Flavor Variations: 
  • Fresh Mint: Add 2-3 crushed mint leaves along with the ginger to add even more refreshing taste to the recipe.
  • Cinnamon: Add a pinch of cinnamon to add some more warmth and flavor to the recipe.
  • Cardamom: Crush two cardamom pods and add the boiling water, to make it more aromatic.
  • Maple syrup: Instead of using honey, you can also add some maple syrup to this tea recipe.


Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg