How to Make Lemon Tea


Tea, steaming hot or cool and refreshing, is a stress reliever in and of itself. Many people tired out at the end of a hectic day spend their evenings relaxing over a cup of lemon tea. But lemon tea offers a multitude of other benefits, too.

Lemon tea and its variations are popular around the world for the detoxing benefits they provide. Lemon ginger tea boosts your body’s immunity, relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract, and aids in eliminating intestinal gas.

Lemon and ginger boast abundant antioxidants. This gives the tea anti-inflammatory benefits. It also helps manage diabetes by balancing the insulin production and secretion. By balancing sugar levels in the body and ensuring proper functioning of organs, it also helps with weight loss.

Just plain lemon tea, first thing in the morning, can be a way to achieve full, beautiful hair and healthy, glowing skin.

With all these benefits of lemon tea, you must be itching to make yourself a cup.

Here are two methods you can use to make a cup of soothing lemon tea, along with the option of adding ginger to it.

Method 1: Making Lemon Tea by Steeping Tea Leaves

Things you’ll need:

Method 1 things need

  • Water
  • Tea leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon – 2 or 3 slices
  • Pan
  • Kettle
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Step 1. Bring the water to a boil

Bring water to a boil

Pour 1 ⅛ cups of water into a pan and bring it to a boil. Always measure a bit more water than you need, as the quantity reduces due to evaporation during boiling.

Step 2. Put tea leaves in a kettle

Add 1 teaspoon of tea leaves

Measure 1 teaspoon of tea leaves into a kettle.

Step 3. Add lemon slices

Add 2-3 slices of lemon

Put in 2 or 3 freshly cut slices of lemon in the kettle as well.

Lemon gives the tea a fresh citrus flavor. Along with its varied health benefits, lemon also helps balance the pH levels of your body as well as promotes fresher breath.

Step 4. Pour boiling water in the kettle and let it steep

Pour boiling water and steep for 5 minutes

Pour the boiling water into the kettle and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes, depending upon your preferences on taste and flavor.

Step 5. Pour tea into a cup and enjoy

Pour tea into a cup

Pour the tea into a cup. Sweeten the tea if desired with any sweetener of your choice. The flavors of the tea can also be enjoyed unsweetened.

Enjoy lemon tea

Method 2: Making Lemon Tea by Boiling Tea Leaves

A. Simple Lemon Tea

Things you’ll need:

Simple lemon tea things need

  • Water
  • Tea leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon – 1 or 2 slices
  • Pan
  • Measuring cup and spoons

Step 1. Bring the water to a boil

Boil the water

Water tends to decrease in amount when boiled, so measure about 1⅛ cups of water into a pan. Bring the water to a boil.

Step 2. Add tea leaves when the water boils

Add 1 teaspoon tea leaves

When the water starts boiling, add 1 teaspoon of tea leaves to it.

Step 3. Add lemon slices and let it brew

Add 2 slices of lemon

Add 1 or 2 freshly cut lemon slices to the water as well. Let the tea brew for 3 to 5 minutes. Cover the pan with a lid if you wish.

Add slices of lemon

Step 4. Strain the tea into a cup and enjoy

Strain the tea into a cup

Strain the tea through a strainer into a cup.

Enjoy simple lemon tea

Sweeten the tea with honey, sugar or any other sweetener of your choice. Alternatively, you can enjoy your tea unsweetened.

B. Ginger Lemon Tea

Things you’ll need:

Ginger lemon tea things need

  • Water
  • Tea leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon– 2 or 3 slices
  • Ginger– 4 or 5 slices
  • Pan
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Step 1. Bring the water to a boil

Bring the water to a boil

Measure 1⅛ cups of water into a pan and bring it to a boil.

Step 2. Add ginger slices when the water heats up

Put in ginger slices

As the water starts heating up, add 4 or 5 slices of ginger to it. Adding ginger at this point helps bring out the ginger flavor and allows it to properly infuse into the tea.

Step 3. Add tea leaves when the water starts boiling

Add 1 teaspoon tea leaves in boiling water

When the water starts boiling, add 1 teaspoon of tea leaves to it.

Step 4. Add lemon slices and let it brew

Add 2 slices of lemon as well

Add 2 or 3 slices of fresh cut lemon into the pan right after the tea leaves. Brew the tea for about 3 to 5 minutes until you get the desired color, taste and smell.

Step 5. Strain the tea into a cup

Strain tea into a cup

Carefully strain the tea into a cup. Enjoy the tea as is, or proceed to sweeten it.

Step 6. Sweeten if desired

Enjoy ginger lemon tea

While you can enjoy it unsweetened, honey goes really well with the ginger flavor. You can use another choice of sweetener as well.

Additional Tips

  • The general rule of thumb is 1 teaspoon of tea leaves per 1 cup of water, but the quantity of tea leaves also depends on the kind of tea leaves you use. You can make any number of servings accordingly.
  • To make stronger or weaker tea, adjust the quantity of tea leaves rather than increasing or decreasing the brewing time.
  • Always use a little more water than required, as the amount of water reduces during boiling.
  • Strong tea leaves require less steeping/brewing time, and they tend to go bitter with prolonged brewing.
  • If you’re using lemon juice instead of fresh lemon slices, add the lemon juice just seconds before removing the tea from the heat.
  • You can also let the tea cool down and enjoy it as a cool, refreshing drink.
  • Apart from honey or sugar, you can also use maple syrup or stevia to sweeten your tea.
  • You can also experiment with spices in this tea, such as adding 1 or 2 sticks of cinnamon.

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