benefits of lemon and ginger tea, how to make ginger tea at home
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Lemon and Ginger Tea | 'Unchai' tea

Start your day with this refreshing honey, lemon and ginger tea. A traditional remedy for winter woes, this common infusion is further enhanced by winter spices like cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: tea
Servings: 2
Calories: 16kcal


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root with the peel
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 3-4 cloves
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey optional (or another sweetener of choice)


  • Add water to a pot and place medium heat.
  • Directly grate the ginger into the water.
  • Lightly pound the cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves in a mortar-pestle and add to the water.
  • Bring to a boil, switch off the heat, cover and let it steep for 3-4 mins.
  • Squeeze lemon juice into individual cups and add honey. Strain the ginger tea into the cups. Stir and enjoy. Add a few lemon slices to the tea for more intense flavor.
  • Alternatively, prepare a big batch by adding honey and lemon juice in a larger jar, strain the ginger tea, stir and then serve individually or transfer to a flask for drinking during the day.


  • For the best ginger kick, grate it using a regular grater. Slicing the ginger will subdue the flavor.
  • You can add some slices of peeled ginger to the tea while serving. Biting on a warm ginger piece is also very comforting during colds, coughs, and also nausea.
  • Nutritional info is approximate information for 1 serving of lemon and ginger tea without honey.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.2g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 0.4g