Fresh Ginger Tea Recipe


Brrrr it is cold outside.  Known as a diaphoretic herb, Ginger will heat you up to the point you may begin sweating.  The volatile oils in Ginger soothe and settle the gut wall, helping with the removal of gas and easing digestion.  I use this blend when I am feeling sick, or just plain cold. When sick,  I'll drink a cup before bed, wrap up and try to induce sweat to kill the germs.  On cold days, like today, I will drink a cup (without the cayenne:) during the day to keep my temperature up.  

Samuel Thomason (1769-1843) was famous for stating "heat is life".  So enjoy a cup of Fresh Ginger tea daily during the winter time. 


Serves 1-2

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger or cut into big cubes
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Echinacea tincture. 20-30 drops (optional)


Grate the ginger with a grater/zester. Slice or cut into chunks if you are lazy like me:)

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, add ginger, cover and turn down the heat for 20 minutes.

Fact: This is called a decoction, it is used for when herbs are hard and woody.  Roots, rhizomes, wood, bark, nuts and some seeds need the longer cooking time to break down the cell wall and it transfers to the water. 

Strain the water to remove the ginger.  Add fresh lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne and natural sweetener if you like. If you are sick, add Echinacea tincture to help support your natural innate qualities of healing.

Stir and enjoy!

In the summer, let your tea cool down & store it in the fridge.

Tara Gregorio

Tara Gregorio, Owner, and Founder of Tara Gregorio Pilates & Wellness is a seasoned veteran with 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry. A STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, Tara has led thousands of teachers- in-training through the certification process. Tara’s knowledge of Pilates, movement, and health is both deep and varied. In addition to teaching instructor level, equipment-based classes, she teaches workshops on topics ranging from anatomy and special populations to athletic conditioning and injury.

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