Ginger tea is an herbal tea that offers so many health benefits, thanks to the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds found in fresh ginger root.
Making tea with ginger (whether it’s thin slices of ginger root, grated ginger, ginger juice, teabag and teapot, or our ginger tea crystals) allows you to drink in gentle, warming comfort. You’ll also reap these benefits of ginger:
- Rich in vitamin C, zinc, calcium, and potassium
- Soothes an upset stomach and supports digestion
- Supports natural inflammatory response
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels (fresh ginger tea is low in carbohydrates too)
- May support healthy cholesterol levels
- Supports brain health
Below, we’ve compiled our favorite DIY ginger tea recipes, made simple with our tea crystals. You’ll find recipes like a sniffle season-fighting medicine ball (topped with lemon slices), or our creamy and comforting ginger citrus keto latte. There’s even a curry recipe in there for good measure—made with ginger tea, yes!
1. Ginger Green Tea Sparkling Drink
This bright, fizzy ginger green tea sparkling drink can help promote healthy digestion and satiety. Plus, it’s the perfect alternative to a sweet, caffeinated soda thanks to the stable energy boost from green tea.
This iced tea features Pique’s Ginger Green Fasting Tea for focused energy and satiety, as well as sugar-free ginger ale or ginger beer. Pick a variety that uses your preferred sweetener. This drink is great for soothing an upset stomach, too. A spritz of fresh lime juice finishes the drink with fresh citrus flavor—top it with thin slices of lime for garnish.
2. Ginger and Green Tea Gummies
These immune-supporting ginger and green tea gummies are ideal during sniffle season, thanks to ingredients like our Ginger Digestion Elixir and Pu’er Green Tea, fresh lemon juice, and honey.
These simple gummies offer a wide variety of health benefits; the ginger in them helps calm an upset stomach and support the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response. The green tea can help support energy levels and deliver antioxidants, while the honey may help soothe a sore throat. The fresh lemon juice in them delivers bright flavor and a nice dose of vitamin C.
3. Mint-Citrus Medicine Ball Tea
Sniffle season got you down? This mint-citrus medicine ball tea is our drink of choice when we’re feeling under the weather. This soothing elixir is simple, but effective, thanks to ingredients like Pique Ginger Digestion Elixir, Pique Mint Green Tea, honey, and lemon juice.
Our Mint Green Tea delivers antioxidants that help support your body’s natural anti-inflammatory response, while our Ginger Digestion Elixir is just the thing you want to sip when you’re feeling less than stellar. It’s a blend of ginger, mint, licorice, orange rind, and lemon rind.
Fresh lemon juice brings citrusy flavor and immune-supporting vitamin C (top with thin slices of lemon for more citrus), while honey soothes a sore throat. It’s a truly comforting cup of tea.
4. Blood Orange Ginger Spritz
Here’s a blood orange ginger spritz that’s brimming with bright flavors and antioxidants. We love blood oranges for their crimson flesh and vitamin C content. Plus, anti-inflammatory ginger adds a gentle warming heat that can help soothe an upset stomach.
Made with prosecco, this is a great digestif, meaning it’s meant to be enjoyed post-meal to aid in digestion. Our tea crystals work amazingly in cocktails like this, as they dissolve with little effort.
5. Ginger Citrus Keto Latte
We’ve explored a lot of fun ways to mix up ginger tea on this list, but we’d be remiss to not mention this ginger citrus keto latte. It’s an herbal tea latte and one of our favorite ginger tea recipes. Here’s why.
This latte is creamy, satiating, and excellent for anyone following a low carb diet. In it, you’ll find our Ginger Digestion Elixir, mixed with hot water for a steaming cup of ginger tea. Then, you’ll add a frothy blend of macadamia nut milk (so rich!) and ghee or coconut butter. A pinch of Himalayan pink salt adds complexity and electrolytes.
6. Ginger Pear Tea Spritzer
Warm yourself from the inside out with this ginger pear tea spritzer, which features a double dose of our favorite root: ginger tea and ginger juice squeezed from fresh ginger.
Once again, this ginger tea-based drink makes an excellent post-drink elixir, as it aids in digestion and soothes an upset stomach This recipe is a mocktail, but you can certainly sub out the soda water for sparkling wine if you’re feeling festive.
We love the flavor of pear and ginger together in this drink, and honey works as the perfect sweetener.
7. Ginger Carrot Cake Bliss Balls
These 2-bite ginger carrot cake bliss balls will satisfy your craving for something sweet, without any added sugar or artificial sweetener. It’s a simple ingredient list that makes for a satisfying indulgence.
You’ll find many of the familiar trappings of carrot cake in these bliss balls: shredded carrots, pecans, dates, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Our Ginger Digestion Elixir adds even more delicious flavor, with its ginger, mint, licorice, orange rind, and lemon rind.
These no-bake bliss balls come together in under 30 minutes, and they’re the ultimate snack infused with ginger tea.
8. Ginger Digestion Tea Root Vegetable Curry
Bet you didn’t think to use your ginger tea in a ginger digestion tea root vegetable curry. We swear, it’s the best use yet. A luscious, coconut cream-infused broth coats hearty bits of sweet potatoes, parsnips, and onion. It’s aromatic and anti-inflammatory, thanks to a curry paste brimming with turmeric.
If you’re wondering where ginger tea fits into this recipe, it’s the herbal tea blend that infuses so much flavor. Remember, Pique’s Ginger Digestion Elixir adds ginger, mint, licorice, orange rind, and lemon rind.
You can amp up the protein in this meal with cubed tofu, chicken, or edamame. Finish it off with bright basil and lime.
9. Mango Ginger Lassi
Cool down on a warm day with this mango ginger lassi, made with ginger tea and free from processed sweeteners and dairy.
If you’ve never had lassi, it’s a cool and creamy Indian treat made with yogurt, almost like a smoothie. You can enjoy this bright drink day or night; it makes a great breakfast or snack. Plus, you’ll get all the health benefits of ginger, coupled with frozen mango (hello, vitamin C), coconut milk and coconut milk yogurt, honey, chopped pistachios, and fresh mint.
10. Ginger-Pear Digestive Tea
Our ginger-pear digestive tea is made with our Ginger Digestion Elixir, fresh ginger root, dried citrus rind, thin slices of fresh pear, and soothing raw honey. It’s comfort in a cup, perfect for calming an upset stomach, and other ailments related to sniffle season.
You’ll add the dried citrus rind, ginger root slices, and thin slices of pear to boiling water, steeping the mixture together for 10 minutes. This extracts all those benefits from each ingredient, including antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
You can leave these ingredients in your cup, or use a strainer to remove them. Add your Ginger Digestion Elixir and raw honey, and you have an ultra-comforting cup of tea.