This anti-inflammatory ginger lemon cinnamon tea recipe contains vitamins and antioxidants that help improve overall health and boost the immune system.
This easy wellness infusion keeps me, and my family recharged and prepared for cold and flu season or any other bug that might be going around. Ginger, lemon, and cinnamon are all ingredients that have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. I love to use them to make these shots or fire cider.
Every ingredient in this ginger lemon tea is loaded with health benefits. Combined into tea, they create a potent blend you can enjoy throughout the week. You can also turn these ingredients into cold-infused water. While I enjoy making immune-boosting and herbal teas with echinacea , elderberries or blackberries, they are seasonal. But ginger and cinnamon are always in my pantry, regardless of season.
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Benefits of ginger tea with cinnamon and Lemon
This Lemon ginger tea is a healthy drink with powerful inflammation-fighting ingredients and a wide range of health benefits.
Lemon ginger tea with cinnamon contains antioxidants, which can help protect the body against free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer or heart disease.
Lemon tea with ginger is a source of vitamin C and flavonoids essential for a healthy immune system. Drinking lemon ginger tea may also help boost the immune system and protect against infections. It is one of the best home remedies for cold during pregnancy.
Improves gut health.
Ginger tea with lemon can help improve digestion and reduce symptoms of bloating and indigestion. In addition, ginger has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects reducing inflammation and promoting a healthy gut.
Lowers cholesterol levels.
Lemon Cinnamon water helps improve blood lipid profiles and reduce cholesterol levels. In addition, drinking tea regularly can help reduce the risk of heart disease and improve heart health.
Lower Blood sugar.
Cinnamon tea can help improve blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. This can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve overall metabolic health.
Improves blood circulation.
Ginger is known to increase blood circulation, which can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Improves brain function.
Lemon ginger tea can improve brain function and enhance cognitive performance. In addition, ginger has neuroprotective effects, while cinnamon improve memory and attention.
Help you lose weight.
Ginger cinnamon and lemon water may help fight weight gain by increasing metabolism, suppressing appetite, aiding digestion, and being low in calories. However, it is not a magical weight loss drink and should be combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise for significant results.
Soothes sore throat.
Delicious and healthy Lemon tea with ginger also soothes a sore throat and relieves cough and cold symptoms. Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, while lemons are high in vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Whether you're looking to boost your immune system, improve your gut health, or support heart health, this ginger lemon tea with cinnamon is an excellent choice. Moreover, the warmth is soothing for sore throats and comforting to enjoy during winter and all year.
Cinnamon Lemon ginger tea Ingredients
Fresh ginger root is stronger and has a more intense flavor than dried ginger powder.
Look for roots that are firm, smooth, and free from wrinkles. I always go to a small grocery shop owned by Rajeev in the corner of our small town. They have the freshest produce.
If you like to include a lemon peel and juices, select organic lemons, free from harmful pesticides and chemicals.
Use Ceylon cinnamon (or "true") rather than cassia cinnamon. Ceylon has a sweeter, milder flavor and lower levels of coumarin, which can be toxic in high doses.
I prefer to use sticks rather than ground cinnamon. You can steep them in hot water along with the ginger and lemon. Ground cinnamon is better to add after steeping. Start with a small amount of cinnamon and adjust to your taste preferences.
If you use honey in your tea, use raw, unprocessed honey for its higher nutrient content and potential health benefits. Add a touch of honey to the tea after steeping the other ingredients, when the tea is warm rather than hot, as high heat can destroy the beneficial properties of raw honey.
How to make cinnamon ginger tea with lemon.
First step: prepare the ginger and lemon
Peel the ginger skin off using a vegetable peeler or knife. Then, make ginger slices or use a grater to make grated ginger. Finally, rinse and slice the lemon.
Second step: add two cinnamon sticks, ginger and lemon slices into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
Combine the sliced ginger, lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and let the tea simmer for 10-15 minutes. Simmering allows the flavors of ginger and cinnamon to infuse into the water.
Third step: Strain it
Remove from heat and let the tea cool for a few minutes. Then, strain the tea using a fine-mesh strainer to remove the ginger, lemon pulp, lemon seeds, and cinnamon pieces.
Fourth step: Add the honey and lemon juice
Add the juice of lemon and honey to taste, if desired. Pour the tea into cups and enjoy!
Variations of ginger cinnamon tea recipe
Add a pinch of turmeric for an extra boost of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Brew a cup of green tea with ginger, cinnamon, and a slice of lemon. This tea will provide you with the benefits of green tea, which is high in antioxidants, while the ginger and cinnamon add a spicy kick, and the lemon adds a refreshing citrus flavor.
Instead of lemon, add a slice of orange for a different flavor. The orange adds a sweet and slightly tangy taste to the tea, while the ginger and cinnamon provide warmth and spiciness.
Best tips and tricks for cinnamon, lemon, and ginger tea
- Depending on how strong you like your tea, you can adjust the ratio of water to ingredients. For a stronger tea, use less water, and for a milder tea, use more water.
- Whenever possible, use fresh ingredients for the best flavor and health benefits. Fresh ginger root, cinnamon sticks, and lemons will give your tea a more vibrant flavor.
- Reuse the ingredients, keep them in your saucepan and top them up with another 3 cups of water for a second batch of immune tea.
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You can refrigerate it and keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Pour the tea into a saucepan and reheat it over low heat.
Leaving citrus peel to infuse for longer can result in bitterness. If your is bitter, try either reduce the time of infusing lemon or remove the pith.
Can I use ground cinnamon for this healthy drink?
While cinnamon powder can release its flavor faster than stick, it doesn't last and disappear. I prefer using sticks that release their flavor over a longer period. If you only have ground cinnamon on hand, it's best to add it as a final touch so you can fully savor its taste upon serving.
Can I drink this cinnamon and ginger tea at night?
This recipe is a potent anti-inflammatory and caffeine-free beverage. In addition, having this soothing ginger and cinnamon beverage helps you relax the muscles and aid digestion.