Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking time: –
Waiting time: 2-3 days
Portion: 1 jar 500 ml
Difficulty: 1/5

-Lemon: 2 (150-200 gr/ each)
-Ginger: 80 gr
-Honey: 400 ml
-Baking soda: 10-20 gr
-Table salt: 10-20 gr (or kosher salt)

Kitchen utensil
-Glass jar with lid


  • Rinse and soak lemon in warm water for 5-10 minutes to remove wax on lemon peel. 
  • Rub lemons with salt and baking soda to remove excess chemical residues and wash again with fresh water. Then drain.
  • Bring to boil 2-3 liters water. Uninstall metal elements of container if available (such as lock,…) and place in a pot or big bowl.
  • Pour 2-3 liter of boiling water into the pot. Soak container and lid in 10-15 minutes in hot water to pasteurize. Then drain and dry on rack or cotton cloth.
  • Slice lemon into thin slices (thickness 0.3-0.5 cm) 
  • Peel ginger and cut into slices. Then smash ginger slices to extract the juice.
  • Arrange lemon and ginger slices as order: 1 layer of lemon – 1 layer of ginger – ….
  • Pour gently 400 ml honey into ginger lemon jar, then close it tight with lid
  • Reserve in fridge or at room temperature for 2-3 days before first using

The tea can be prepared by mixing 1-2 tbsp of honey ginger lemon with 200-300 ml lukewarm water


  1. Because lemon peel is also soaked in honey so the peel should be cleaned well to remove any excess chemical residues remain.
  2. The jar has to be pasteurized and dry completely before using (water remains in container may affect reserving process.
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