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Meltin' Hot Ginger Tea is an Easy Delicious & Healthy Soother

Updated on March 15, 2014

Ginger Honey Crystals make Healing Tea

MI discovered this easy way to add ginger to my menu as quick as boiling water and opening the sachet. Ginger is packed with nutritional benefits and this is the quickest way to make a delicious ginger tea.

It's refreshing to know that it's sweetened with honey instead of sugar because honey has health benefits too.

Usually I use fresh ginger, but I always keep Prince of Peace Ginger Honey Crystals on hand for those times when I'm moving too fast to scrape the skin off the fresh ginger and slice it into the teapot.

Those days sometimes keep me running. I'm glad that I can toss a packet of ginger honey crystal tea into my purse to add to a cup of coffee house tea.

It's good to know that both ginger and honey maintain their hold on nutrients very well in the crystal form, so I know I'm still getting the healthy boost found in the fresh ingredients.

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All Photographs by Leslie Sinclair © 2013

Many Benefits of Honey & Ginger

  1. Antioxidant - both honey and ginger are packed with antioxidants, so you get double the potency for your immune system
  2. Expectorant - the combination is especially appealing to the congested body, making the remedy pleasant to take. Take in the good and get rid of the gunk.
  3. Tummy Tamer - discomforts and indigestion can be soothed by this delightful combination. Real foods have real benefits.
  4. Rough Throat Calmer - since childhood I've known that honey soothes the raw throat, and the addition of ginger enhances the effect.
  5. Delivers Vitamin C - to help brush off challenges to our health
  6. Provides Magnesium - a necessary mineral that helps control blood pressure and helps the body absorb nutrients. Strengthens heart and bones - for overall disease resistance.
  7. Lessens Inflammation - a threat to the entire system.

The Sachets I Found At The Co-op

Feeling a little bum about being so busy one day, I was surprised to find this little packet of gold at my local organic food store, so I decided to try it. I found it to my liking and now I keep it on hand.

Crystalized Ginger Contains Most of Fresh Ginger's Vitality

Crystalized Ginger Contains Most of Fresh Ginger's Vitality
Crystalized Ginger Contains Most of Fresh Ginger's Vitality

Here's Where To Buy The Same Crystal Tea

Instant Ginger Honey Crystals Pack of 30 Bags - 18 g Sachets
Instant Ginger Honey Crystals Pack of 30 Bags - 18 g Sachets

With this package I can cut my ginger honey crystal tea cost in half over buying at the store. Instead of buying a small pack of a handful of bags, I can get 30 at a time.

To my delight, it was simple to fix and delightful to taste. On days when my time is pretty well booked up it's still easy to reap the benefits of ginger without the work of peeling and slicing and cleaning up the cutting board.

 

Is This a Drink For You Too?

I've been a tea drinker all my adult life, actually since childhood. One of my favorite kid-time activities was a weekly Tea & Canasta Sunday with an elderly family friend. She invited my siblings and me to stop by each Sunday morning after we kids attended Sunday School across the street from her apartment.

She was a very tall lady, who lived at the top of the longest flight of stairs I'd ever climbed. Every visit was sweetly anticipated and she never disappointed us. Sybil always had the teapot filled, along with a platter of cinnamon toast points. Our games and chatter lasted for a couple hours, and the practice only ended when she moved out of state.

Do you drink ginger honey tea?

Yes, it's one of my favorites, or I would like to drink it.

Yes, it's one of my favorites, or I would like to drink it.

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    • lesliesinclair 2 years ago

      Thanks, it's surprising to find that small things or happenstances can bring about refreshing laughs or changing points of view.

    • Juliete 2 years ago

      I never thought I would find such an everyday topic so enligatlhnr!

    • Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I do but mostly in the winter for its warming effect.

    • Rosanna Grace 3 years ago

      Yes! I especially love this combo when I have cold and flu symptoms. Its a great reliever for sure! :)

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I put honey in my tea but have never had the two together...I can almost smell it now and would be willing to give it a try but I'm more of a coffee lover.

    No. I don't favor anything other than plain old black tea.

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      • Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

        I love ginger, but I drink ginger tea very rare, if ever.

      • Gregory Moore 3 years ago from Louisville, KY

        I usually just drink black tea, but I would be open to trying this.

      • lesliesinclair 3 years ago

        Sybil always served us black tea and I continued to favor the old standard until just barely one year ago, when my chiropractor advised me to adopt dietary changes. The hardest one (oh, maybe giving up sugar was the hardest) was trading in blak tea for green tea. Once I made the change, however, I'm not willing to go back. Now it's decaf green tea for me.

      It Even Looks Appetizing In The Teacup

      One Sachet In A Two-Cup Pot

      Depending on my mood, and whether or not I feel a scratchy throat threatening, I may make the honey ginger tea in one cup or dilute it with two cups of water in the teapot.

      We Taste First With Our Eyes

      Choosing a favorite cup or mug has its benefits too, since we begin the tasting process at first sight of the food we're going to eat or drink. Putting this drink into my mom's old Corning cup set always sets me up to enjoy my hot beverage.

      Tea Tastes Good Cold Too

      A cold glass of ginger honey tea adds a surprising taste to a light meal or snack. It's sharp, but not too sweet, and the color sings too. Sometimes I enjoy this tea over a tall stack of ice in a favorite tea glass.

      Vary Your Ginger Tea With Additions

      Videos teach the how-to's for homemade ginger honey teas with variations. Learn to make it yourself with raw ingredients for days when you have the time.

      Paraphrasing C.E.Murphy on Tea

      Tea is a way of life in Ireland. It goes this way: "Like tea?" Not me, thanks, I'm fine. "Nothing?"

      I don't need anything. "You certain?" Oh, yes, you say - I'm fine. "Suit yourself because I aim to drink some tea myself, so I could make enough for two," I could join you if you permit me to help. Offers and acceptance ensue to wrap up the event in grace.

      Try this in the U.S. and you won't get any tea.

      Which would you prefer, the polite interplay with a steamy drink or the barren talk?

      Drink Your Tea From Fun Cups

      Pillivuyt Cecil Tea Cup, 6-Ounce
      Pillivuyt Cecil Tea Cup, 6-Ounce

      Contemporary chic tea set shows off the beauty of the tea while it exhibits your fine taste in design. Reminds me of my mom's retro cups.

       
      Baifu Chinese Porcelain Teacup #15170 by Baifu
      Baifu Chinese Porcelain Teacup #15170 by Baifu

      Porcelain cups are the perfect size for little luncheons and brunches. Four different gorgeous designs.

       
      Konitz 14-Ounce Tea Collage Snuggle Mugs, Assorted, Set of 4
      Konitz 14-Ounce Tea Collage Snuggle Mugs, Assorted, Set of 4

      These contemporary sweet mugs feel soothing to cradle in the hand. If you opt for the taller sleek style you'll find it offered on the landing page.

       
      Tea Forte Kati Cup Star Magnolia
      Tea Forte Kati Cup Star Magnolia

      I like the mugs and cups with lids to keep the tea hot even while I'm on the phone.

      Retro styles like this one remind me of tea parties at Mom's when I was young.

       

      Your Comments About Ginger Honey Tea & Any Type of Tea

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          You certainly have made your tea with honey and ginger working together very appetizing...my eyes said its delicious! I think its so fun that the coffee theme works just beautifully here...and would be nice for anything in a cup I guess. Chiropractors do give some of the very best health advice and are tuned into getting our bodies working better for us. Congratulations on being featured in Bravo Squidoo! :)

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          You certainly have made your tea with honey and ginger working together very appetizing...my eyes said its delicious! I think its so fun that the coffee theme works just beautifully here...and would be nice for anything in a cup I guess. Chiropractors do give some of the very best health advice and are tuned into getting our bodies working better for us. Congratulations on being featured in Bravo Squidoo! :)

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          Bercton1 3 years ago

          Ginger Honey tea is not only delicious but also full of health benefits. Thanks for sharing and also a reminder of a good cup of tea!

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          Bercton1 3 years ago

          Ginger Honey tea is not only delicious but also full of health benefits. Thanks for sharing and also a reminder of a good cup of tea!

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          Gregory Moore 3 years ago from Louisville, KY

          The 7 benefits of Honey & Ginger that you listed above is enough to make me want to try it.

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          Lisa Marie Gabriel 3 years ago from United Kingdom

          I am English, so tea is always available :} Fresh ginger is amazing and ginger and honey tea would suit me really well right now :)

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          Rosanna Grace 3 years ago

          I've been a dedicated tea drinker since I was a child and I love ginger. I enjoyed your article. Thank you :)

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          Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

          This is actually a great idea, I'll try ginger crystals.

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          Takkhis 3 years ago

          It sounds great, yes I like ginger tea, especially in winter :)

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          Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

          I love ginger tea but mostly drink it in the winter and colder months to keep me warm. Without it I am doomed!

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