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4.67 from 12 votes

Ginger Tea

Ready in under 10 minutes, this 4 ingredient Ginger tea is lightly sweetned with a spicy kick of fresh ginger and a dash of milk.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 37kcal



  • 2 cups water
  • 2 black tea bags I like Tetley British Blend
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons ginger grated
  • ⅓ to ½ cup low fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar honey or sweetner, optional


  • Add water to a medium saucepan and keep it on medium-high heat.
    Add teabags and ginger and bring it to a full boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add milk and bring the tea to a full boil on medium hight heat. Turn the heat off or allow to simmer on low heat for another 2 minutes. Additional boiling time will make slightly creamier tea.
  • Using a strainer filter the tea in 2 cups. Add sugar, honey or sweetner of your choice. Enjoy hot!


  • Boiling the tea for longer time after adding milk makes it more stronger or "kadak"
  • I like to use Tetley British blend tea bags but loose black tea works well too. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup depending on how strong you like the tea
  • You can also add sugar along with the teabags or add it to taste in individual cups
  • You can reduce the amount of water and add more milk instead for creamier chai
  • I prefer skim or low fat milk but feel free to use regular milk, soy milk, etc
  • Depending on the quality and freshness of the ginger you may need to add more or less. Start with 1 teaspoon per cup and then add more if needed. I usually add 1½ teaspoons per cup.



Thank you for the overwhelming response and love for the cups! They are Bodum Brand, 8 oz, and available on amazon.


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 55mg
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