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AMAZING Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe is the perfect way to drink something both delicious and good for you simultaneously. It’s also a great tea to drink during flu season because of its health benefits.

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Homemade Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe overhead view in a teapot with fresh sliced lemons
Homemade Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

My favorite detox tea involves no bags. Just lemons, fresh ginger root, and stevia with hot water. That’s it. Your taste buds will love you for this wonderful lemon ginger water that’s loaded with essential antioxidants.

You’ll love it if you like lemons and ginger root. It has an entirely different taste than a lemon ginger tea bag. (Personally, I don’t even like lemon ginger tea in bags – this recipe tastes MUCH better!)

This fresh lemon ginger tea recipe is good for you and tastes amazing.

I have always loved coffee. My great-aunt gave me a sip of hers when I was six years old. It had cream and sugar, so I thought it was just incredible. I upgraded my drink of choice to a latte.

Now that I’ve decided less is more, it is time to kiss my latte habit goodbye. Now I’ve turned to homemade lemon ginger tea throughout the day.

If you’re looking for even more ginger recipes, try this Homemade Ginger Ale recipe.

Main Ingredients

Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe with Ginger Root as a Main Ingredient
Fresh Ginger Root is an Ingredient for Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe

Here’s some fun facts about ginger you probably didn’t know: 

  • The ginger plant is an herb.  
  • Ginger is not a root; it’s a rhizome. Rhizomes are underground stems.  
  • Ginger can grow up to 4 feet tall. It’s typically grown in the tropics and other warm regions.
  • The plant is native to Southeast Asia.
  • Slices of ginger are eaten in Japan between food courses to clear the palate.

How to preserve fresh ginger once you’ve cut into the root (or rhizome, now that we know better!) 

You can easily find fresh ginger root in the produce department of grocery stores. Wrap the ginger in a paper towel and place it in a plastic bag. It will last up to two weeks.

Fun Facts About Lemons

Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe - Fresh Lemons
Fresh Lemons for Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe
  • According to, lemons were brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1493.
  • Lemons are grown primarily in California and Arizona.  (My guess would have been Florida – but they weren’t even close to the number of acres the other two states have dedicated to lemons.)  They produce 95% of the lemons consumed in the United States.
  • On average, the US consumes three pounds of lemons per person.
  • Each lemon holds, on average, three tablespoons of juice.
  • You can get 500-600 pounds of lemons from a single tree every year. Lemon trees can produce lemons all year round.
  • Miners in the gold rush of 1849 paid a premium price for lemons because they helped prevent scurvy.  Because of this demand, California is one of the top-producing states of lemons.
  • Lemonade was invented in Paris in 1630.

How to Store Fresh Lemons

When purchasing lemons, choose the fruits that are heavy for their size. Pick the fruit with smooth skin free of soft spots.

Store lemons for 4 to 6 weeks in the refrigerator. Lemons will keep for 7 to 10 days at room temperature.

When to drink lemon ginger tea?

Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe with Fresh Lemons and Ginger Root
Ginger Lemon Tea Recipe with Fresh Lemons and Fragrant Ginger Root

Lemon Ginger Tea Benefits

You can drink lemon ginger tea all day long as I do.  The optimal time to drink is on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.

Is ginger lemon tea good for sleep? 

Ginger helps your body with digestion, so drinking a mug of lemon ginger tea will help get you a good night’s sleep.

Does this detoxing lemon tea help with acid reflux?  

Yes, it does. Lemon-ginger tea will help ease acid reflux symptoms and act as an anti-inflammatory in your body. It will also help with upset stomachs.

Be careful about drinking too much of this herbal tonic. It can aggravate your symptoms if you consume too much ginger.

Is ginger lemon tea good for colds?

The answer is a big YES! The combination of lemon (lots of vitamin C) and ginger (which helps loosen congestion and relieves a sore throat) is the perfect combination to get you back on your feet again. It’s also a natural pain reliever that helps with muscle soreness.

I was at my sister’s house one Christmas, and we all had the flu. Mugs of  homemade lemon ginger tea were everywhere. Once you try this amazing beverage, it will be your go-to drink when you’re not feeling well.

Can lemon ginger tea help you lose weight? 

Lemon juice is amazing for your body. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, lemon juice gives your system a nutritional boost.

Your liver will love you if you drink lemon juice. The liver needs all the help it can get with the food choices we put in our bodies.

Ginger helps stoke your metabolism for fat-burning and aids in digestion.

The combination of lemon juice and fresh ginger helps detox the body and will help aid in weight loss.

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Hot Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe with Fresh Lemons and Fresh Ginger
Homemade Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe with Sliced Ginger

Here’s how you make Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe


1/2 squeezed lemon

1 piece of ginger about 1 1/2″ long, peeled and cut in thin slices

A couple drops of liquid stevia or a teaspoon of raw honey

How do you make Homemade Ginger Lemon Tea? 

1) Add fresh lemon juice, ginger root, and sweetener to an 8 ounce mug. Pour boiling hot water over the organic ginger slices, lemon juice, and a little honey.

2) Let steep for a few minutes.

3) Add fresh lemon slices if you like. I like to add a cinnamon stick to my glass. Enjoy!

Tips on How to Make Honey Lemon Ginger Tea: 

  • This will sound like a super simple tip (and it is!), but you need one of these gadgets to squeeze your citrus fruits. It makes life so much easier.
  • You can use grated ginger if you prefer; use a tea ball in your tea.
  • Refrigerate and add ice for ginger lemon iced tea.
  • Add fresh turmeric or ground turmeric with ginger pieces for even more health benefits. Another option is to sprinkle cayenne pepper on your hot tea for a spicy kick. Be careful; a little cayenne pepper goes a long way.
  • You can substitute maple syrup for honey in your cup of lemon ginger tea.
  • If you’re using an organic lemon, add a few slices of organic lemon peel or lemon zest for a great way to get extra nutrition and flavor.
  • Adding cinnamon sticks to your lemon ginger detox drink to take it to the next level.
  • You can add green tea bags to the recipe for variety.

Lemon and Ginger Tea Benefits

Fresh Lemon and Ginger Root
Fresh Lemon and Ginger Root Have Anti-Inflammatory Properties

What is lemon ginger tea good for?

Lemon juice stimulates the liver and helps flush out toxins. It’s loaded with vitamin C and also has potassium and vitamin B6. Strengthening your immune system and improving hair, skin, and teeth are just a few things drinking lemon juice can help the health of your body. It also can help prevent the formation of crystals that cause kidney stones.

Ginger is also a powerhouse of health of its own. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain in the body. We could all do with less inflammation. Another great health benefit is that it stimulates circulation.

Everyone knows that fresh ginger tea reduces nausea, upset stomach, and vomiting on top of all that.

I hope that answers the question, “Is lemon ginger root tea good for you?” The answer is a definite YES!

To learn more about how raw local honey can help with allergies, my friend Angi at Schneider Peeps wrote an article about it. You can find it here.

Should you take Lemon Ginger Tea Before Bed?

You should drink your ginger and lemon detox tea earlier in the day. Ginger is a natural stimulant, and you want a tea that will help you relax at night.

Printable Recipe Card for Ginger Lemon Tea with Nutritional Information

Homemade Detoxing Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe in a teapot
Yield: 1 serving

Detoxing Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Detoxing Homemade Lemon Ginger Tea is the perfect recipe that tastes amazing and is super healthy for you.


  • 1/2 squeezed lemon
  • 1 piece of ginger 1 1/2" long, peeled and sliced
  • A couple drops of stevia or raw honey


  1. Add ingredients to an 8 ounce mug. Pour boiling water over the mixture.
  2. Let steep for a few minutes.
  3. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information


1 serving

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 1g

We’ve reached the end of Detoxing Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea. You’ll make it a daily ritual once you feel the benefits of drinking this wonderful cup of tea.

Any leftover tea you can pour into ice cube trays to drop into your water when you need a pick-me-up.

Let me know in the comments below how you liked this easy ginger and lemon tea recipe and if you made it one of your morning rituals. It’s a simple way to add a positive effect on your life.

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Tuesday 11th of July 2023

Can you use ginger paste?


Tuesday 11th of July 2023

Yes, you can Lisa! It's a great shortcut! - Kelly

Beatrice Potvin

Monday 21st of February 2022

I've been drinking ginger tea for 12 yrs. I haven't lost weight but I love it. Sometimes I drink it hot or cold. I love both. I'm diabetic and it.keeps my sugar in shape.


Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

That's great Beatrice! So glad to hear its working for you. Kelly

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Saturday 3rd of November 2018


What's the best time to drink this?


Saturday 3rd of November 2018

The best time to drink this tea is first thing when you wake up! Good question. Kelly


Tuesday 26th of April 2016

I have made this and its really tasty. Thank you.


Tuesday 26th of April 2016

Hi Deanne!

I'm so happy you tried it. It's so good for you too! Thanks so much for the comment!


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