Shōgayu or ginger tea has the power to warm your body and soothe your soul and yet it’s not much more work than brewing a regular cup of tea. This basic recipe for a Japanese-style ginger tea covers everything you need to know to make this delicious elixir.
Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 4 mugs
Calories 77 kcal
(about 1/4 lemon per serving)
Grate the ginger, or use a knife to chop it up finely.
Add the ginger to a teapot, along with some lemon zest.
Add about 3 cups of boiling water to the teapot and let this steep for 2 minutes.
Serve the ginger tea with wedges of lemon and a bowl of honey.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Vitamin C 14.7mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.