Ginger Tea is Ready to Serve
Whatever dish ginger is in, it has a way of making itself known. Ginger imparts an earthy and spicy flavor to foods and beverages alike and has been used for thousands of years to treat ailments. Test out the tasty benefits of ginger tea and learn about the ways we infuse ginger into some of our favorite tea recipes.
Major Benefits of Ginger
The key bioactive components in ginger are gingerols and shogaols. These two components have been linked to a variety of health benefits, including:
- reducing nausea from motion sickness
- alleviating nausea from morning sickness and chemotherapy
- managing blood pressure and protecting against heart disease
- keeping blood sugar levels in check
- relieving pain and reducing inflammation
- protecting the brain from oxidative stress
While many of these benefits are still being quantified, its record as a herbal remedy is ancient. It's been a go-to ingredient for treating many ailments, ranging from arthritis and diabetes to mild colds and nausea since the beginning of tea.
When to Drink Ginger Tea
There are many ways to reap the benefits of ginger. You can cook ginger and add it to a dish, ferment it, dry it and ground it into a powder for a supplement, or use it in a tea. At Oregon Tea Traders, we LOVE using ginger in our teas. One of the reasons is that ginger adds such a unique and zesty flavor to caffeinated and non-caffeinated teas.
Our Favorite Teas with Ginger
Many of the teas we offer have ginger in them. Here are some of our favorites.
Turmeric Ginger Tea
Our turmeric ginger tea features the ingredients in its name: turmeric and ginger. Ginger and turmeric are siblings in the plant world, belonging to the same family of plants. Turmeric is a traditional spice used in Indian cooking and shares many of the same healing properties of ginger. Some of these properties include:
- reducing inflammation
- relieving chronic pain such as arthritis
- boosting the immune system
- decreasing symptoms of seasonal allergies
- alleviating nausea
Masala Chai Tea
Our masala chai tea is all about adding a little adventure to your cup. It's invigorating (hence the black tea) and is pleasantly spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, and of course ginger. The tea as a whole can help increase your energy levels and provides powerful anti-oxidizing properties thanks to the black tea.
Our lemon ginger tea rides the wave of ginger and lemon zest, making it an excellent choice for cold nights and early mornings. One of the unique ingredients in this mix is black pepper, which is chock-full of antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory. Because this tea is an herbal blend, don't worry about getting too much caffeine. Instead, embrace the unique flavors of lemongrass, fennel, and ginger as they mix together in your cup.
This tea builds on the fruity notes of a traditional ginger tea. By adding peach and orange peel, we give this tea a more exotic flavor profile and with a green tea base, get ready to be energized. It's a great start to any morning or an excellent choice for a midday boost.