Herbal teas are slowly taking over the tea world for all the right reasons. Be it the caffeine-free nature or its potential health benefits, herbal teas are slowly grabbing everyone’s attention. The world of herbal teas is so vast that it might leave you confused on what to drink, how much to drink, when to drink, etc. That’s exactly why we are here, to make this choice a little simpler, by lending you a helping hand.
In this article, we will introduce you to Ginseng Tea, a herbal tea with abundant health benefits. So stay tuned till the end to discover a little about Ginseng Tea, a few Ginseng Tea recipes, and much more!
A Little about Ginseng Tea
Ginseng is a herb, traditionally grown in Asia and America. Brewing a cup of tea using Ginseng roots is the most popular way of consuming this medicinal herb. Ginseng is a slow-growing plant. It is harvested in either 4 years or 6 years and sometimes even more than that! There are a few available varieties of Ginseng. These can be distinguished based on how long they are grown.
Talking about the flavor profile, Ginseng Tea has a robust flavor with a hint of bitterness. To bring about a balance in the flavor, Ginseng root is often brewed along with other herbal teas or flowers.
The slow growth rate of Ginseng has led to a greater demand for Ginseng Tea. Ginseng Tea or Ginseng root powder can surely be a great addition to your teatime routine, owing to its healing properties. Right from aiding weight loss, improving skin health, boosting immunity, calming your mind, a cup of Ginseng Tea can do wonders for your body.
There are 3 kinds of Ginseng Teas with varying doses of Ginseng Root.
Steeped Ginseng Root
This is the purest and the most traditional version of Ginseng Tea. It does not contain any true teas like Black Tea or Green Tea.
Flavored Ginseng Tea
This can be considered a modernized variant of Ginseng tea. True tea like Oolong is commonly used as a base and is coated with Ginseng root powder. Sometimes, artificial sweeteners may be used to balance the bitter flavor profile of the tea.
Blended Ginseng Tea
Small pieces of Ginseng root are used instead of the powdered root to brew the tea. The root is often dried along with Oolong tea or any other variety of tea. It is believed that the bitterness of root pieces is released slowly when compared to root powder.
Ginseng Tea recipes
Now that you know about Ginseng Tea and its varieties, let’s quickly take a look at a few Ginseng Tea recipes so that you can make yourself a warm cup to reap all the benefits it has to offer.
Ginseng Tea can be purchased from any local store or online in the form of loose tea, dry root powder, or supplements. You can also use fresh Ginseng Root depending on the availability.
1. How to make Honey Lemon Ginseng Tea?
There are two ways of brewing the tea – with or without a tea infuser.
What you’ll need?
- 4 slices of Ginseng Root
- 2 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Slice of lime
Steps to follow (With a tea infuser):
- Rinse Ginseng root under water a couple of times and dry them. Next, add the roots to an infuser.
- Add water to a deep vessel and bring it to a quick boil. After letting it cool down for about 30 seconds, pour water over the infuser and steep the tea for 5 – 7 minutes.
- Add honey, squeeze in a slice of lime and enjoy hot!
Steps to follow (Without a tea infuser):
- Clean the Ginseng root and slice it thinly.
- Next, coat the roots well with honey and let them rest for about 10 minutes.
- Add the honey-coated roots to a vessel, pour hot water over it and let the tea steep for 5 – 10 minutes, depending on how strong you want your tea to be.
- Strain and pour the tea into your teacup and enjoy with a squeeze of lime!
Note: If you are using Ginseng Root powder instead of Ginseng Root, use about 1-2 teaspoons of the powder per cup of water and steep the tea for 5 minutes.
2. How to make Honey Ginseng Green Tea?
While a simple Honey Lemon Ginseng Tea tastes delicious, it could be a bit too strong. So, we are here with an alternative, for the ones who prefer a cup of tea that is subtle on the taste buds. Honey Ginseng Green Tea is made by combining Ginseng and Green Tea. This not only balances the flavors perfectly but also doubles the health benefits.
What you’ll need?
- 1 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons of Green Tea
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ¼th teaspoon Ginseng extract
Steps to follow:
- Boil a cup of water in a vessel and add in the Green Tea.
- Steep the tea for about 5-10 minutes.
- Strain and pour the tea into a cup, add honey and Ginseng extract. Serve hot!
- Alternatively, you can also add ginger or cinnamon for that kick of spice!
3. A complimentary spiced Honey Ginseng Tea recipe
If you are bored of the regular tea or you like experimenting, this Ginseng Tea recipe is the one for you! Brew yourself a cup and notice how you’d instantly fall in love with this!
What you’ll need?
- 4 cups of water
- 4 cardamom
- 3 cloves
- 1 star anise
- 4 Ginseng Tea Bags
- 1 tablespoon honey
Steps to follow:
- Pour water into a deep vessel, add in the whole spices and bring it to a quick boil.
- Switch off the flame, add the tea bags, and steep the tea for about 5-7 minutes.
- Add honey and stir well.
- After cooling down the mixture, transfer it to a container and refrigerate for about 2 hours. Serve chilled.
- You can alternatively store the tea for up to 2 days for later use.
The above listed Ginseng Tea recipes are easy to make and taste equally delicious. We cannot wait for you to try them out!
Benefits of drinking Ginseng Tea:
We have listed below a few potential health benefits of consuming Ginseng Tea:
- Improves the functioning of the brain, increasing focus.
- Possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help in boosting immunity.
- May regulate blood pressure that impacts heart health positively.
- Anti-aging properties improve skin health.
When to consume Ginseng Tea?
Improving concentration and focus and fighting fatigue are a few of the myriad health benefits of Ginseng Tea. So, the ideal time to consume Ginseng Tea would be right in the morning for that instant boost of energy. A cup of Ginseng Tea in the morning can prepare you for the rest of the day. However, it is advised to not consume the tea during bedtime as it can interrupt your sleep pattern.
Ginseng Tea, a herbal tisane, is gradually gaining popularity, especially among health enthusiasts. With these delicious Ginseng Tea recipes in your hand, all you have to do is buy some Ginseng Tea and make yourself a cup. A cup of Honey Lemon Ginseng Tea to comfort you on cold, winter mornings or a cup of Honey Ginseng Green Tea for that extra dose of good health, the choice is yours!