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Rating: 4.19 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

This old Chinese recipe is deceptively simple but addictive. Great substitute for hot spiced apple cider during the holidays. Warms the soul on a cold winter's evening!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the water and ginger to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and honey until the sugar has dissolved. Strain out the ginger to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 59.3g; sodium 16.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
I used to make this all the time, minus the sugar and honey. Just 3 or 4 slices of ginger in a little bit of boiling water (for a single serving) for a few minutes and it's ready. Don't fret over measurements, you can make this as strong or as light as you want. This "tea" is the bomb! Read More
(34)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2009
I'm not crazy about this one. I love ginger, brown sugar, and honey, however, a whole cup of brown sugar was way too much. You couldn't even taste the ginger anymore. My suggestion would be to cut the brown sugar down by half. Read More
(23)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
I used to make this all the time, minus the sugar and honey. Just 3 or 4 slices of ginger in a little bit of boiling water (for a single serving) for a few minutes and it's ready. Don't fret over measurements, you can make this as strong or as light as you want. This "tea" is the bomb! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
This was recommended to me several months back when I was really ill and needed something other than tea to feel better. This is great for almost any illness, even morning sickness. The ginger settles any upset stomach and the honey coats the throat. This is great stuff. Sometimes, I'll add sliced lemons to the hot "tea". Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/09/2009
I'm not crazy about this one. I love ginger, brown sugar, and honey, however, a whole cup of brown sugar was way too much. You couldn't even taste the ginger anymore. My suggestion would be to cut the brown sugar down by half. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
MMMMMMMMMM! Warm soothing and good! My only advice is to adjust the brown sugar and honey to your tastes otherwise it's a bit on the sweet side. Thank you CC for making my sore throat feel better! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2010
This doesn't need so much sugar. It is great for opening up the sinuses. Boil it even longer to spice it up. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
This is delicious and sooo healthy! I add a little bit of half and half to give it a little creamy flavor. I also grate my ginger it comes out a little stronger and you wont have to use as much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
Very good with fresh peeled and crushed lemon. Remove the seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
This is my go to illness cure. I only use 1/2 cup of brown sugar and add some lemon at the end. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2011
I make this just because I like it although I am sure it is soothing for throats and stomachs. I do not add any sweetener because I am diabetic. One point: ginger is good for regulating blood sugar levels. As far as sweetness goes I guess it's like tea - we Southerners tend to like it sweeter but this is really good unsweetened too. Be sure to try this tea iced too. In the summer I keep a pitcher of water with ginger slices in the fridge. It's very refreshing! Read More
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