How to Make Ginger Tea With Brown Sugar

Updated on June 16, 2017
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Ginger tea


How to make ginger tea

Chinese people like to drink ginger tea as a health tonic. It can be considered as a herbal tea that's effective for alleviating stomach gas, bloating, common cold, and nausea symptoms. It also helps with indigestion. This tea is very easy to make. You can drink it either hot or cold or at room temperature.

Ginger is a very popular ingredient in Asian cuisines, especially in China. The root is used as health tonic for post-natal care. For the Chinese, all the food prepared for post-natal mothers are loaded with ginger. The most potent effect is has is its ability to dispel stomach gas and reduce bloating. It's is also used as an odor neutralizer. In Chinese cooking, whenever it involves fish, ginger is a compulsory ingredient because it neutralizes the fishy smell in any dish.

As we know, we literally cannot eat ginger on its own. That’s why there are many types of ginger candies on the Asian markets.

How to make ginger tea


  • Ginger (preferably old ginger) 50gm
  • Brown sugar 85gm (6 tablespoons) or any quantity to suit your taste
  • Water 2 liters


  1. Wash and scrub ginger clean.
  2. Peel skin (optional).
  3. Cut ginger into thin slices. (Or just crush the ginger.)
  4. Put ginger into pot.
  5. Pour the water into pot.
  6. Put to boil, and then simmer for another 30 minutes
  7. Add the brown sugar, stir to dissolve.
  8. Bring to boil again for a few seconds.
  9. Discard the ginger, transfer ginger tea to containers.

Instead of brown sugar, you can substitute with honey.

Drink it hot, cold or at room temperature.

Enjoy yourself, and be happy and healthy!

Ginger (50gm)


Ginger slices after boiling (to discard)


Ginger tea (ready to serve)



The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.

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        Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

        I love ginger tea. This is one of my favorite drink against colds and stomach pain. We have the same way of making this ginger tea with brown sugar. It taste very good for me. Thanks for sharing.

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        Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

        Hi Lipnancy,

        Thank you!

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        Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

        Carol is right the photos really make this hub. I might even try this. Great hub.

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        Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

        Hi ptrg777 ,

        Thanks for reading and comment.

        Hope you like the ginger tea.

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        Justin Choo 5 years ago from Malaysia

        Hi carol7777,

        Thanks for reading and vote up.

        Hope you like the ginger tea.

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        Peter 5 years ago from New York

        Great post and interesting information! I will be making this for sure. Thanks!

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        carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

        I love ginger and ice tea. So I guess I can add it to that. YOu did a great job on this hub with beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing and a vote UP.