Soothe your throat with our founder's recipe for ginger lemon brown sugar tea.

Whether you're feeling under the weather or are just trying to take in plenty of immune-boosting fruits and vegetables to ward off potential colds, flus, or COVID-19, drinking tea can improve your overall health. If you're trying to enjoy more good-for-you beverages right now, we have a feeling that this recipe from Martha Stewart will become your new go-to drink. Our founder loves drinking Ginger Lemon Brown Sugar Tea as an old-fashioned remedy for a sore or itchy throat.

To make Martha's favorite drink, combine a two-inch piece of fresh ginger (skin on, sliced thinly), ¼ cup of light or dark brown sugar, one lemon (skin on, sliced), and four cups of water in a saucepan. Bring all of the ingredients to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. "You have the most delicious drink that is soothing to an irritated throat and so beneficial to your general health," says Martha.

All of the ingredients used to make this tea offer health benefits, even for anyone who isn't sick. In addition to alleviating an aching stomach, ginger is rich with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can protect against diseases and cancer, and reduce inflammation. Lemon is an all-around, feel-good ingredient that can help aid digestion when heated with water. In China, many people drink tea made from brown sugar, ginger, and hot water to soothe cramps and nausea.

Make a big pitcher of this nourishing beverage for your family to sip all week long. And in the age of social distancing, Martha knows that this won't be a traditional tea party. Her recommendation? "Drink it with anybody else nearby—at least six feet away," says Martha.

Comments (2)

Martha Stewart Member
April 9, 2020
Hey Martha... just watched your short on the Ginger Tea. Love the recipe however, the instructions say 1 lemon, you said 1 lemon in the video, but the written instructions say 2 lemons. I will use 1 and needed add a second but just wanted to let you know of the type-o! Thanks, just to let you know, You are my go to when looking for certain recipes. I get my organic veggies and fruits delivered from Misfits Market every other week and sometimes there are vegetables included I have never cooked before. Three are now a regular in my box... but the one favorite recipe I make of yours is the Sweet Potato Hash! SO GOOD! Frisee, Fennel, Romanesco, mustard greens are now part of new list of veggies I cook and eat on a regular basis! Thanks Martha... love the recipes!
Martha Stewart Member
March 19, 2020
Thank you Martha, saw you on the TODAY show making this tea...and a few simple cooking helpful! many of us are not chefs! and don't cook much at home, so basics, easy is just what many of us need. So enjoy everything Martha, putting some sparkle on our home days! Best!