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This spiced ginger tea is more than a relaxing after-dinner beverage — it can also aid in digestion! Simply simmer, strain, and serve.
During the winter, I often enjoy a warm beverage after dinner. A nice cup of decaf tea helps get me ready to turn in for the night.
But once I discovered this spiced ginger tea, it quickly became my go-to recipe. Not only is it delicious and soothing, but it can also help aid in digestion!
Best of all, it’s very easy to make, which is just what I’m looking for after cooking and cleaning up from dinner. Simply simmer the ingredients, strain, and serve!
I like to get everything simmering while I clean up the kitchen. Then, when I’m ready to relax, my tea will be waiting for me. I truly can’t think of a better way to end the day.
How to make spiced ginger tea
This simple recipe comes together in just 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Combine the water, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, and ginger in a small saucepan.
Step 2: Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 3: Add the orange zest and vanilla extract, then simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 4: Strain, add sweetener and lemon garnish if desired, and enjoy.
All that’s left to do is curl up in your favorite chair and let yourself relax!
Benefits of ginger
Ginger has many positive effects on the body, especially when it comes to digestion. That’s why it’s so beneficial to include in an after-dinner beverage!
First, ginger helps break down proteins and fat in the stomach and intestines, which alleviates gas and bloating. It also stimulates blood flow throughout the body. Finally, ginger can help lessen feelings of stomach upset and nausea.
If you are having any digestive issues, try a cup of this tea after your evening meal. It may become a fast favorite in your pre-bedtime routine.
This recipe is for four servings of tea. If you only want one or two servings, that’s no problem! You can store the rest for later in the week.
After brewing, make sure to let your tea fully cool. Then, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. When you’re ready to enjoy, you can reheat the tea gently on the stove.
Other healthy drink recipes
Looking for more homemade beverages to sip? You don’t need to spend tons of money on store-bought teas or sparkling water! Instead, try a few of these tasty recipes I think you’ll enjoy:
You can also take a look at this roundup of low-carb smoothie recipes for more inspiration.
When you’ve tried this tea, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Spiced Ginger Tea
- Combine the water, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, and ginger in a small saucepan.4 cups water, 15 whole cloves, 15 white cardamom pods, 15 black peppercorns, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
- Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add the orange zest and vanilla extract, then simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes.zest from half a large orange, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Strain, add sweetener and lemon garnish if desired, and enjoy.Honey or another sweetener, Lemon slices or wedges