Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea with a slice of lemon in tea cups.

Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea (Filipino Salabat)

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: ginger, honey, lemon, tea, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Liren Baker
Homemade Fresh Ginger Tea is soothing and healing, especially during cold and flu season. Also good for nausea and to aid digestion. In the Philippines, it is called Salabat.
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  • 6 cups water
  • 4 oz fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces (about 5 inch piece)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or sugar)


  • Combine the water, ginger, and honey in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve the honey.
  • Lower heat, cover, and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain and transfer the tea into a teapot or your preferred container. Enjoy immediately, with a slice of lemon and additional honey to taste. 
  • Chill any remaining ginger tea and store in the refrigerator -- you can drink it chilled or reheat before serving.