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Ginger: A Cup of Goodness

Ginger: A Cup of Goodness

More than just a way to add a fragrant kick to your cooking, ginger’s fiery flavors also make for a deliciously spicy green or herbal infusion, perfect for putting a spring in your step any time of the day. Traditionally, ginger is used as a natural remedy if your tummy isn’t feeling it’s best or if you need an immunity boost. An invigorating natural infusion derived from ginger root, Lipton has selected ginger as a key ingredient in many of our infusions. It’s got a delightfully full bodied, spicy flavor perfect for getting you firing on all cylinders.

Ginger herbal tea benefits

Ginger tea can help you make the most of everyday. It gives you the uplift you need to embrace whatever comes your way.

  • Ginger has long been used in Ayruvedic traditions as a remedy to support the body's natural defences and digestive system.
  • Tea is a delicious way to help you achieve the recommended daily fluid intake of 2-2.5 liters: The first ingredient in tea is water, which is needed by your body to run at its best.1 Tea is 99.5% water making it just as hydrating and refreshing as water.2, 3 Simply infuse and enjoy!
  • Lipton Herbal teas are a zero or low-calorie treat.
  • Herbal teas are a caffeine free treat that help you relax and enjoy the moment.

Tea time

The modern world is busy. Between long working hours and the occasional late-night Netflix binging, we all get a little run down from time to time. For centuries, ginger has been used as a traditional home remedy to help support the body’s defences, used to help everything from sore throats and coughs, to upset stomachs and nausea. We think the spicy flavor of our ginger focused infusions, whether green or herbal, is a great pick me up you need when you’re feeling a little worn out.

Looking for some inspired food pairings for our ginger tea? Well, if you’re a ginger nut, why not double down on that fiery flavor with some ginger packed sweet treats? If you’re more savoury than sweet, look to the fiery flavors of Asia, where ginger is commonly used ingredient. We like a veggie packed stir-fry of noodles, pak choi, sugar snap peas, carrots and water chestnuts to serve up alongside a warming cup of our ginger tea.

Get the best from your brew

Pop your feet up, crack a book, set down your phone and brew yourself a cup! Ginger tea benefits from a long soak to really let those fiery flavors ignite. We recommend an infusion time of around 4-5 minutes in some freshly boiled water. But if you like your tea to pack a punch, go ahead and steep to your heart’s content—the longer you leave it, the more impactful that spicy flavor becomes.

Beyond the brew: Fun facts

  • Now that you know about the benefits of ginger, find out how Lipton benefits others through our sustainable sourcing practices and partnership with the Rainforest Alliance!
  • Founder Sir Thomas Lipton felt that tea should be a drink for everyone, not just the wealthy, so he strived to make packaging and shipping less expensive. Read more about his legacy here.
  • For thousands of years, tea has been getting us ready to seize the day ahead. Learn more about its fascinating history.

1The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends 2L and 2.5L fluid intake per day for women and men, respectively
2Ruxton CH and Hart VA. Black tea is not significantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human subjects: results from a randomized controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 106(4): 588-95, 2011.
3Ruxton CH, Phillips F and Bond T. Is Tea a healthy source of hydration? Br Nutrition Foundation. Nutrition Bulletin, 40, 166-176.
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