What if I told you, the root of what ails you may be solved with the root of another?
Ginger—in all its golden, spicy, flavorful charm is a root I go a bit crazy for. Looking for some tea-spiration? How about some information on the health benefits? What are the best ginger tea flavors to start with? We’ll finish up this article on the best way to brew yourself up a cup of this magical root.
Let’s dig right in!
Coconut Ginger Soother Herbal Tea
This tea will tantalize your tastebuds and send you into a peaceful state of mind. Coconut Ginger Soother herbal tea beautifully blends and entices the senses with coconut and ginger. Throw in some apple and cinnamon and it is quite reminiscent of a delicately sweetened apple cider with a little ginger zip on the end to finish.
What’s more to boot? This tea is an herbal all-star of ours, therefore you don’t have to worry about caffeine winding you up. Instead, just take a deep breath, sip, and let your mind wander. If you’re looking for a little more touch of sweetness, you cannot go wrong with our Maple Dust with this cuppa.
You may have heard me mention it before, but our Maple Dust is one of my all-time favorite sweeteners—ever! It features dried, pulverized maple syrup and organic coconut sugar. It’s smooth, dissolves quickly, and the flavor is pleasantly sweet and as unique as this blend is.
Ginger Delight Herbal Tea
First off, I’d like to mention that if you’re lucky enough to sip on this cuppa, you’re in store for a treat! Ginger Delight is one of our several seasonal blends and is only available through the end of March. If you’re reading this later, we have some other wonderful ginger teas, or you can try mixing our Just Ginger into a bold black tea blend.
There’s so much love in this tea it’s ridiculous—a nice spicy herbal tea dances with notes of fruit and sweet caramel. It’s lovely with desserts or an after-dinner treat. I especially enjoy this tea with our Hazelnut Quince Jam Squares. The flavorful notes of the dessert and tea are quite inviting.
Most people wouldn’t think of pairing peppercorns with strawberry and peach pieces, but that’s exactly what we did here. The peppercorns are what gives this tea its spicy “hmmm what’s that flavor…” while the fruit takes it up a notch with just the right balance of sweetness.
If you haven’t caught another recipe of mine on using peppercorns in tea, I encourage you to take a gander at our Southern Spiced Tea Recipe, which is a real winner with my friends!
Rejuvenation Blend Herbal Tea
We all need that pick-me-up, refresh, revamp, let’s go sometimes…right? Our Rejuvenation Blend herbal tea does just that!
It’s a delightful pairing of two fine tea companions—lemon and ginger. The added benefit is our unique accompaniment of apple pieces for that touch of sweetness, a little licorice root, and of course lovely rose petals. Each of these additions not only adds a depth that is quite refreshing and enticing, but they all offer us some needed love.
Apples are a great resource for fiber, antioxidants, and can help support a healthy immune system. Licorice root is great for soothing tummy aches and balancing hormones. Rose, last but not least, is one of my favorite flowers of all time. Besides their gorgeous essence, rose petals have antimicrobial properties, can help reduce inflammation, and are high in Vitamin C.
There’s no way you can go wrong choosing this tea as your next cuppa!
Just Ginger Herbal Tea
You can’t go wrong enjoying this one when you’ve got a tummy ache or sore throat. It’s great with the addition of our Orange Blossom Honey Sticks for some added sweetness. As a side note, if you prefer your tea less spicy, feel free to remove your tea sooner. For more notable spice, leave it to steep longer.
Sometimes when I’m sipping on one of my many favorite cuppas, I like to pair it with something that’s just as enjoyable as what I’m drinking. I often find myself reaching for our “Just Keep Steeping” Mindful Moments Coloring Book. It really is that perfectly paired duo to calm the mind and body.
Benefits of Ginger Tea
The use of natural medicine has greatly increased over years, in a world of modern-day medicine at our fingertips. Sometimes these are necessary and very helpful aids, but I just gush over the opportunities and successes with herbs and spices that give the best of modern-day medicines a run for their money.
Ginger has many amazing qualities you may, or may not, have known about. Ginger is a root, and it is a fine one at that. At first glance, it’s not particularly pretty, however, it packs a punch—in flavor and benefits. Health benefits include aiding with nausea and motion sickness.
It is also antioxidant-rich and can even help fight chronic diseases. It’s known as a great pain reliever and even helps improve blood sugar regulation.
Specifically, ginger helps with glucose metabolism. For those with Type 2 diabetes, it’s really important. Their bodies don’t allow for the proper absorption of insulin. Ginger swoops in to save the day by helping to regulate this and it even encourages your body’s muscles to absorb the glucose.
What a winner, right?
Hooked on our love for this root, yet? Read all about ginger and digestion in this article: What’s the Best Tea for Digestion?
If all of these aren’t enough reasons to love ginger, then you’d be happy to know it’s calorie-free—and depending on the sweetener of choice, can remain so. Please, serve yourself up a cuppa right now.
How to Prepare Ginger Tea
When making up a cup of one of our teas, there is no shortage of options, and each comes with the recommended steeping time.
For example, our Rejuvenation Blend herbal tea recommends a steeping time of 4-6 minutes. The one thing with herbal teas is there really isn’t a limit on how long you can steep them for, as the flavor profile only intensifies. You don’t end up with a bitter taste like you would a black or green tea.
If you choose to go the route of our Just Ginger herbal tea then the sky is the limit (more or less) when it comes to steeping. The recommendation is 5-7 minutes, but if you’re feeling a little extra saucy, you’re welcome to steep longer for an intensified flavor and extra zing. What I adore pairing with this tea is our Deluxe Tea Sugar or our Raw Honey Drop Candy.
Both sweeteners are the perfect addition to ginger tea. I often like throwing in a slice of lemon as well. The best part of ginger, besides the awesome benefits, is the allowance of a custom flavor profile in your steep time, and the optional addition of a sweetener.
In the category of how to make ginger tea, I thought it fitting to note that ginger tea is safe, and effective, to be enjoyed every day.
It should be acknowledged that all good things are to be enjoyed in moderation, and ginger tea is no exception. There is a general “rule” about ginger tea, and that’s limiting your daily intake to 4-5 grams, or about 1-2 teaspoons, which is perfect to enjoy one to two cups a day. The benefits are most notable in digestion and glucose metabolism—as we outlined above.
Like these teas which feature spicy ginger, you too want your water temperature to be on the hot side. Boiling water is ideal for brewing up a cup of ginger and herbal teas. If you’re curious to learn a bit more about steeping tea when making your favorite cuppa, then you should look no further than Making Tea: Tea Steeping & Preparation.
Steep, sip, and enjoy!
*This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All information and resources found within this article are based on the opinions of the author. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.