To The Point PDX Recipe: Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a great way to boost your immune system during the cold, damp months of a Portland Winter. This simple tea can also help tummy bloat after a night too much food (and wine, beer or whatever spirit that helps you celebrate).


  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger root
  • 1 1⁄2 cups boiling water
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons white sugar, maple syrup or other sweetner
  • 1 lemon slice


  1. Place grated ginger into a 2-cup glass measuring cup.
  2. Fill to the 1-1/2 cup line with boiling water.
  3. Set timer for 10 minutes.
  4. When timer goes off, strain into a large mug and stir in sugar (you may need more or less, depending on how sweet you want your tea).
  5. Taste; if it's too strong (too gingery) for you, add a little more boiling water to your mug, but I found the strong taste really grew on me, so I hope you try it this way first!
  6. Sip and enjoy!

Note#1: If that's too much, you can use just 1 tsp grated ginger and just 1 cup of boiling water, but we like big mugs here at To The Point PDX.

Note#2: A squeeze of lemon can be added, and maple syrup is an interesting replacement for the white sugar.

Note#3: If you triple or quadruple this recipe, you can make a lovely pot of ginger tea instead of a single serving.