Lemon Ginger HoneyTea Recipe

Lemon Ginger Honey Tea Recipe

This Lemon Ginger Honey Tea Recipe is easy to make; tastes absolutely delicious and gives you a real boost if you have it first thing each morning.

I make two cups most mornings, one for me and one for my husband.  I gather 2 cups, a lemon, squeezer, tea bag and my Ginger Honey.

If you don’t have Ginger Honey on hand, and you most probably don’t, it’s ok.  If you have a piece of ginger just cut a small bit off the root and add to the cups.  The size to use depends on how “gingery” you like your drink.

It’s even better to have Ginger Honey on hand… here is how I make mine.

Next put the jug on to boil.  Using filtered water is better than tap water.  Remember, the nicer the water – the nicer the drink… and better for you too.

Now it’s really good when you make the tea that you use  one that really counts towards your health. Basically all teas are good, but I usually use one of these, between the two cups:

  • White Tea – organic
  • Green Tea – organic
  • Oolong Tea – organic
  • Rooibus Tea – organic

I have a different one each morning.  These teas are particularly high in anti oxidants and that’s what we want.

While you wait for the tea to steep, cut the lemon in half and squeeze.  I use 1/2 a lemon per cup.

As lemons vary so much in size, you be the judge.

I’ve been given a lot of little lemons from a friend, so often I use 1 lemon per cup.

Now for the really yummy bit!  Add just enough Ginger Honey to make the drink taste good to you.  My honey has already got the ginger blended into it but if you haven’t got that on hand, simply add whatever honey you have.  In that case, remember the ginger is already in the cup.

Take back to the bedroom where hopefully your husband (if you have one) is sitting up waiting.  If not use “pssst” until he can’t stand it and he’ll soon rise to the occasion!

Drink and enjoy.


Today I learned something about honey which has caused me to be more careful in the future.  I have known for a long time that you shouldn’t heat honey but for some reason it didn’t click in my brain that adding honey to a hot beverage would be the same thing!

There is a chemical change that takes place in honey when it’s heated.  This is why it’s so important to only buy raw honey.  The shop I buy it from only use a gentle heat to allow them to pour the honey from it’s original container into smaller ones.  The temperature they use is no hotter than what the bees use in their hives.

So how can we tell what temperature to use?  It’s really quite easy but it will mean any beverage you have containing honey will not be hot when you drink it.

The chemical change happens between 47 C  (116.6 F) and 48 C  (118.4 F).  It’s at this point that the enzymes are killed off also.  To keep enzymes alive I use the setting of 45 C (113 F) when using my dehydrator.

Now an easy and foolproof method of working out the temperature is this… if you can put your finger into the liquid and it doesn’t burn you, it’s 47 F or under.  If when you dip your finger in and have to pull it out again suddenly… the temperature is too high.

Of-course, if you have a thermometer that registers that range of temperatures, you can use that.


I now don’t bother with making the Ginger Honey.  I prefer to juice the ginger and freeze it in mini ice block trays.  Whenever I have an excess of lemons I do the same.  This means in the morning all I have to do is add 1 lemon and 1 ginger ice block.  As I’m interested in keeping the enzymes alive in both the lemon and ginger, I make sure the water they go into is not too hot.  So… make the tea… add a little cool water… add the ice blocks and then the honey.

So what’s so good about this Lemon Ginger Honey Tea Recipe?

    1. Tea – full of anti oxidants.    13 Reasons Tea Is Good for You
    2. Lemons – full of Vitamin C.
  1. Ginger – more effective pain killer than those given by general practitioners! Organic Ginger

I have found the most wonderful site on honey. It contains virtually everything you could ever want to know.   Benefits of Honey

I use raw organic honey that’s been unheated for the best benefits.

All four of these powerful ingredients sure make a very powerful brew to start off your day. If you make the Lemon Ginger Honey Tea Recipe be sure to drink it somewhere you can relax and allow those wonderful benefits to seep deep into your being. 🙂

Marilyn Williams of Mouthful Matters


76 Thoughts to “Lemon Ginger Honey Tea Recipe”

  1. owengrey

    This looks good – i’ll try some. always interested in healthy things

    1. Oh good Owen, I’m happy you like the sound of it and that you’re willing to give it a try. Don’t forget to come back and let me know how you found it.

  2. mandyflour

    I’ve been using ginger a lot these days but never thought of using it the way you suggested. I love the sound of it and can’t wait to taste it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Ah, another ginger fan! I’d love to hear your reaction!

  3. conniepth

    Just thought I’d let you know that last night, after reading this post, I went and made some up. I only had powdered ginger so I kinda just mixed it all up together with the lemon juice, honey and the tea I made.

    You know what? It did taste good. I’d like to try to make some ginger honey sometimes as that sounds yum. I love ginger.

    1. Hi Connie,

      Oh how fabulous… you found your own way to make the recipe and it turned out well. Well done!

      Yes, please do make the honey. It’s wonderful on toast, not that I eat much toast, but I know it is. 🙂 Good luck.

  4. anniemcpherson

    yummo! like the sound of this recipe, can’t wait to try it when i buy the ingredients. hehe… i might let you know

    1. Haha Annnie, now you make a point of coming back to share your experiences, I would love to hear. 🙂

  5. peggymtaylor

    I read this article and next morning i made myself a drink just like you said. Want to say it’s delicious! Thanks a lot for sharing as I’ve just added something that I’ll look forward to each morning, just like you do!

    1. Hey, that’s fantabulous! Now I know that each morning as I partake of my lovely beverage there’s someone else out there doing the same. How cool is that! I appreciate you taking the time to share that good news with me.

  6. danny

    i can’t wait to try this recipe. i love ginger,, i love honey and i love the taste of lemon. i’ll let you know how i get on.

    1. Hey, can’t wait to hear how you travel. You won’t go wrong with this recipe if you love all the ingredients. Made in heaven! Thanks for sharing.

  7. kylieb

    do i have to use lemons? could i use bought lemon juice? just wondering

    1. Hi Kylie!
      You could definitely use the bought lemon juice but I’ll tell you that it has preservatives in it. It’s so much better to take 30 seconds to squeeze your own juice. I always find that 1/2 a lemon is all I need.

  8. garryk

    i’ve got heaps of lemons given me by my next door neighbour. I’m going to try this out. I love lemons and I love ginger.

    1. Well, I’ll be more than pleased to hear how you get on. You’re like me, I also love lemons and ginger! Thanks for coming by and sharing.

  9. larry

    Can I make this with ordinary black tea? I don’t have those others you mention.

    1. Sure you can Larry! Different teas will give it different flavours, but black tea is really nice also.

  10. speters

    I’ve just come back to tell you that i tried out this recipe this morning. It does taste nice. I will keep making it and hopefully it will do me good. Thanks.

    1. Hi Speters, I’m so glad you’ve found it suits you. I’m quite sure it will definitely do you good. Your body will thank you. 🙂 Thanks so much for coming back to tell me. I so appreciate that.

  11. davis

    Came back to tell you I tried your tea recipe! Now I look forward to it every morning just like you. Haha!

    1. Oh no! I’ve got you hooked!!! But it’s great to be hooked on something that both tastes so good AND is so good for you. Well done.

  12. Elle

    Does it matter if I don’t have Ginger Honey? Could I just add powdered ginger? Can I use any type of tea? Thanks for your reply. Elle

    1. Hi Elle, No it doesn’t matter at all if you don’t have a premixed Ginger Honey. You can just add powdered ginger or if you have fresh ginger, simply add a slice or two. Yes, you can use any type of tea but pay attention to its quality… you don’t want to be drinking tea with a good does of pesticides I’m sure. Read the labels and choose organic, whether it’s black, green, white, rooibus, oolang… all these are particularly high in antioxidants and therefore very good for you. Hope that helps. Marilyn

  13. healthy heart

    This is the type of post I like to read. All those ingredients are healthy. Lemons. Ginger. Honey. Tea. I’ve never thought about putting all of them together in one drink. But I will!!!!

    1. I’m happy you enjoy my posts. Yes, they taste really great together. My mouth waters for it every morning. Thanks for taking the time to share. Marilyn

  14. alyssas

    I do not еven know how I finished up rіght here, howevеr I found this post wаs great. I will try this combination of lemon ginger & honey in tea as it sounds like the kind of drink I’d like to have in the mnorning. Would it be alright if I used powdered ginger as I don’t have any root ginger at the moment?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Alyssa! Sure you can use powdered ginger. It will work fairly similar although I feel using fresh squeezed juice would taste better. But give it a try… your taste-buds will let you know. 🙂 Thank you for commenting and come again anytime. Marilyn

  15. emma west

    Can you buy this drink already made up?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      I’m not totally sure but I think if you go to any health foods store you may find something a little similar. You could always add the honey in but be warned that honey should not be added to drinks that are hotter than what you can hold your finger in. Please use raw honey which has all the enzymes still in tact and is so much better for you. Marilyn

  16. Henrietta P

    I am in the midst of shopping for some Christmas presents. The more info I read on your site, the more it makes me think I need to do some changing to my diet. Maybe I should buy better presents this year for my family… your site makes me think!

    1. Marilyn Williams

      It’s great to know you are thinking this way. I have written my courses ‘Common Sense Weight Management’ and ‘Wellness Solutions’, both of which would make the most fantastic Christmas presents for those interested in doing something about their circumstances. Maybe you could try them for yourself first though. Let me know if I can be of more assistance to you. Oh, and thanks for the comment. Marilyn

  17. Martin Yanek

    I’v been making a tea something similar to this for years and can recommend it to everyone.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Thank you Martin!

  18. Isaac Taintor

    This would make a good New Year’s Resolution. Wishing you Happiness and Good Cheer this Christmas

    1. Marilyn Williams

      There’s a great idea! Begin the New Year by starting each morning with a great drink like this! Your health will certainly thank you for it. Thanks for mentioning such a lovely idea Isaac. I hope you had a happy Christmas and that your New Year will bring good things. 🙂

  19. Pablo Markve

    I’m going to try this. Happy Holidays and many thanks for your friendship and support

    1. Marilyn Williams

      You’re welcome! Let me know how you go please.

  20. Reed Smith

    Can you use any type of tea?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Yes Reed, it really wouldn’t matter at all which tea you make. Choose one to your liking.

  21. Skadden

    Sounds like a good recipe. I will try it real soon. Let you go how it goes… ok?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      You do that Skadden… Look forward to hearing back from you.

  22. Dolly Merriman

    I’m dolly… how are you doing? I read your posts with a lot of interest as they help me know how to eat in a better way. Just wanted to thank you.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Dolly! I’m glad you find the posts helpful. Stick by me as I have such a lot more to put out there. Feel free to ask any questions.

  23. Hi guys, I like your posts. They are so simple to read… and I need simple! Have an awesome day! Regards, Tony

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Ha ha Tony! I’m glad you find them simple enough! I try to make them easy to follow and in everyday language. thanks for popping on by.

  24. LAWrence

    Bonjour! I got some very fascinating news for you. Lemons are too good for you, ginger too. I like what you wrote.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Lawrence! Yes, you are quite right. Thank you for confirming what I have stated. It’s good!

  25. CoreenF

    Hi! Do you think it matter which type of lemon you use? I have heard that some are a lot sweeter than others and maybe they arent as good. Can you tell me please?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Coreen, I’m sure it doesn’t matter which type of lemon you use. Yes, some are much sweeter for sure, but you can use any you like for the recipe.

  26. Graig Bickler

    I like the fact that you say to consume this tea first thing in the morning. I’ve been having a lemon drink each morning but I have it cold, just lemon and water. Sometimes it gives me a pain. I don’t know why. I will try your recipe and see if it is better for me. I think it will be..

    1. Marilyn Williams

      You know what? Many years ago, I had the same problem as you. I used to get a stomach pain after drinking cold lemon and water, so I don’t do that anymore. I’m quite sure it’s the fact that it’s warm as it’s going down, is really helpful and more caring on your body. Be careful not to have the lemon drink hot though… add the honey after dipping your finger in the drink. If you can hold your finger there, it’s a good temperature.

  27. FreedaN

    Made this yesterday. Thought I’d come back and say thanks. So good!

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Oh I’m so glad you like it. Yes, it is very yummy isn’t it.

  28. Leonie Page

    I didn’t know that about adding honey to a hot drink. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      That’s OK Leonie. It’s impartant that these things are shared around.

  29. Harry Cornwell

    Yes, it’s important to not heat honey too hot. Not more than the heat found inside the hive. Need to get this word out.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      thanks Harry for the confirmation!

  30. Carolyn Sudsy

    Could you leave the lemon out of it?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Yes you could… see how you go. I know that if the lemon has been missed out of my drink, I notice it immediately. It’s happened a couple of times when my husband has made it. I really miss that tart taste. Let me know.

  31. Valerie St

    i cant juice ginger is powdered ok?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Yes ofcourse… whatever you’ve got.

  32. Betsy Flower

    Does it matter what tea you use?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Not at all… I have just mentioned some of the healthier, that’s all.

  33. Sandy

    i only have honey i bought at the shop. Can i use that?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      You can, but please be aware that it might not carry the health benefits you may be expecting. Sometimes they add glucose to the honey too. Try to look out for some genuine honey which is raw.

  34. TrackingBill

    I don’t like honey. What else could I add instead?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Have you heard of Stevia Drops? That could be a good alternative. Maybe a little Maple Syrup.

  35. Hi there friend, I just wanted to let you know I tried this recipe and it works for me.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hey that’s great! Thanks for your positive response.

  36. GaryS

    Hey! I’ve just started making this for myself. It tastes really good and is so easy to drink each morning. Can I use powdered ginger instead of the root?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Hi Gary! Sure you can. Any kind of ginger you have to hand would work. Some may taste better than others but you can try them and see.

  37. warrensp

    Does it matter what kind of lemon I use… or how big it is?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      No, not at all! Really it’s all a matter of taste.

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    Thanks , I’ve just been searching for information approximately this
    subject for ages and yours is the best I have came upon till now.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      So happy you have found the information helpful. thanks for sharing.

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