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Ginger Tea (생강차)

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Ginger Tea (생강차) Recipe. An easy-to-make recipe for ginger tea that takes about 15-minutes.



Ginger is root that has a unique spicy flavor. It helps warm the body, which makes it great for a cold day. It can also help relieve headaches* and helps with digestion.

This recipe for Ginger tea is easy to make and should take about 15-minutes. You can store the concentrated mix in the refrigerator for several months. Just add a spoonful to a cup of boiling water to enjoy.



  • Fresh Ginger
  • White Sugar


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First, you’ll want to weigh your ginger. When you go to the store to buy fresh ginger, you can use their scales if you don’t have one. We are using a one-to-one ratio of ginger to sugar, by weight, so if you have a pound of ginger, get a pound of ginger. After we clean and peel the ginger, the weight will reduce, but not by very much. We just need an approximate weight.

Fresh ginger rests on a digital scale. The scale reads 2 pounds, 10.8 ounces. To the right of the scale is a rectangular, glass jar full of white sugar, topped with a metal lid. To the left of the scale is a metal hand grater.

Weigh your ginger to see how much sugar you need.

Here, we have 2 pounds, 10.8 ounces of sugar, so we’ll need the same weight in sugar. Since one cup of sugar weighs about half a pound, we need about five cups of sugar.

A root of ginger is peeled with a knife, holding the knife perpendicular to the surface of the ginger.

Peel the ginger by scraping it with a paring knife or a spoon.

Next, wash and peel the ginger. You can use either a small knife or spoon to scrape the skin off.


If you have a high-power blender, chop the ginger into smaller pieces and add them together with the sugar to the blender. We blend about a pound of ginger and a pound of sugar together at a time.

A blender contains a mix of sugar and chopped pieces of peeled ginger.

A blender full of equal parts, by weight, of sugar and chopped ginger.

If you don’t have a blender, grate the ginger with a hand grater. With the ginger grated, add it together with the sugar to a jar or container. Add a few spoons of ginger, followed by a few spoons of sugar. Alternate as you fill the container, ginger-sugar-ginger-sugar.

Two mason jars full of a yellowish mixture of ginger and sugar. The jars are sealed with metal lids

Two jars full of our blended sugar/ginger mixture.

Once you have the container filled and covered, you can store the mixture in the refrigerator for several months so it is ready to use.

Two pink cups of ginger tea, a yellowish, slightly cloudy liquid. A mason jar full of the concentrated, yellowish ginger-sugar mixture is behind the cups.

Two cups of Ginger Tea.

To make tea from the mixture, boil a cup of water and add a spoonful of the ginger mix. Strain and serve.



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*Further reading: Ginger for Migrane Headaches

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