Ginger Tea

Serves     4 to 6


Ginger drinks are common in West and North Africa. This refreshing drink can be served hot or cold. Ginger drinks are typically very sweet, but feel free to adjust sugar to taste.


¾ cup fresh unpeeled ginger, sliced, about 3 oz.

7 cups water

½ cup sugar



Lemon slices

Fresh mint leaves


Bring ginger slices and water to a gentle boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the tea. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Chill or serve hot. Garnish with lemon slices and mint.


Notes and Instructions

Recipe credit: Kathy Williams, based on multiple versions and travel to North Africa
Photo credit: Kathy Williams