How to Make Ginger Tea With Brown Sugar

Updated on December 9, 2019
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My Homemade Ginger Tea
My Homemade Ginger Tea | Source

Chinese people like to drink ginger tea as a health tonic. It can be considered an 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 is loaded with ginger. The most potent effect it 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.

But ginger can be a little harsh on its own. That’s why there are so many recipes and products containing it in other forms, right down to the many types of ginger candies on the Asian markets. The following tea recipe is just one delicious way to consume this healthful ingredient.

How to Make Ginger Tea


  • 50 grams ginger (preferably old ginger)
  • 85 grams (6 tablespoons) brown sugar, or any quantity to suit your taste
  • 2 liters water


  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. Bring to a boil, 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!

50 Grams of Ginger
50 Grams of Ginger | Source
Ginger Slices After Boiling (to Discard)
Ginger Slices After Boiling (to Discard) | Source
Ginger Tea (Ready to Serve)
Ginger Tea (Ready to Serve) | Source

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. It very much depends on the person's constitution and particular conditions.

This article does not claim the information provided will "cure" anyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative remedies for all ailments.

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

© 2012 Justin Choo


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    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      14 months ago from Malaysia

      I suppose you can.

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      Vijay Kumar mhendikar 

      14 months ago

      Can we add jaggery instead of brown sugar

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      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.

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Lipnancy,

      Thank you!

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      Nancy Yager 

      7 years ago from Hamburg, New York

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

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi ptrg777 ,

      Thanks for reading and comment.

      Hope you like the ginger tea.

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi carol7777,

      Thanks for reading and vote up.

      Hope you like the ginger tea.

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      7 years ago from New York

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

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      carol stanley 

      7 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.


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