Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

I was hoping to share my family’s homemade Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe sooner, but work has been ever busy. Still, this recipe may be even more relevant now since we’re currently in that wonky transition period between winter and spring. You know the one where it’s gray and 40 one day and beautiful, sunny, and in the 70s the next? Yup. Fun times. The vacillating weather is not only a tad frustrating but can make you more susceptible to catching a cold. Or worse! At least that’s what mom always told me. And hubby has proved her case by coming down with a cold recently.

So, here’s a little something my family likes to make for this occasion – our DIY Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe.


I love turning to natural solutions when possible, and this tea is one I personally like.

This tea recipe is as simple as it sounds, containing only three key ingredients:

  • honey
  • lemon
  • ginger root

Seriously, that’s all you need. Just add water.

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

The ingredients may be simple, but the combination in this comforting tea always makes me feel a little better.

Lemon and Honey: According to the Mayo Clinic, “warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration.”

Ginger: This article about cold and flu fighters on WholeLiving.com boasts, “the pungent root can also act as an antihistamine and decongestant, two cold-easing effects embraced by Chinese herbalists for millennia. Tossing some fresh, chopped ginger into your stir-fry or soup can lessen cold symptoms, as can making a strong cup of ginger tea.”

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Cold or not, this tea is delicious, and I love that it’s made from scratch – no tea bags or crazy ingredients needed. It’s delicious as a zippy, hot beverage for everyday sipping. I do like the ginger tea by Yogi Tea, but I think homemade is always better.

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

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Try my family's Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe for a zippy everyday beverage or natural cold relief. Not to mention ginger is well known for its digestive benefits. The measurements don't need to be exact. Just add a little here or there to suit your taste preference. I've added my basic guidelines to the recipe below.
Serves: 1
  • ginger root (about 1 inch depending on thickness - you'll need 1 teaspoon grated)
  • ½ lemon
  • 2-4 teaspoons lemon
  • boiling water
  1. Peel ginger root and grate using a lemon zester or other fine grating tool until you have about 1 teaspoon worth. Place ginger into a mug.
  2. Squeeze in ½ a lemon and about 2-4 teaspoons of honey, depending on how sweet you like your tea. Add hot water to fill the mug, stir, and let steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. When beverage is safe to drink, serve, and enjoy!
Note: Recipe easily multiplies to serve more.

To make vegan: Try subbing maple syrup or agave. Of course, sugar always works, but I've seen the maple syrup used in similar concoctions.


Hope you enjoy this Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe. My family loves it, and I hope you do, too!

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DIY Weekend Banner with Stickers {Quick Planner Tip}

DIY Weekend Banner with Stickers {Quick Planner Tip}

Here’s a Quick Planner Tip for my planner friends out there who love to decorate their weekly and monthly spreads. I love getting cute weekend banner stickers on Etsy, but I also like to switch things up by making my own with various materials, like washi tape.

How to Make a DIY Weekend Banner with Stickers

Simply draw a curved line across the weekend days of your planner as pictured above. Evenly spread small stickers of choice across the line. I used tiny hearts from a sticker book I picked up at Target. Naturally, you could use any small sticker, like circles, stars, etc. To make the spacing pretty even, I placed the center heart first and spread the others out from there.

I just added five stickers to be decorative, but I could have added enough to spell out “weekend”. Of course, you can spell out any word of choice or make a non-weekend banner, too. You could do one for a special event, holiday, etc. Use a fine-tip permanent marker to write a letter on each sticker or place a letter sticker on top of your shape sticker.

Have fun making your DIY Weekend Banner with Stickers. The possibilities are truly endless!

Click here to learn how to make a DIY Weekend Banner with washi tape.

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