Post-Holiday Detox Tea Recipe

The final recipe in our post-holiday detox series from Kelsi Windmiller.

For my last detox themed recipe of the month I thought it would be best to share my variation on homemade ginger tea. This is my favorite tea to start off the morning, especially during these winter months. It will warm and wake you immediately. Ginger has been used as a homeopathic remedy for many years. Its ability to aid digestion makes it perfect for a detox recipe. Cayenne extract mixes nicely into the tea and is known to increase your metabolism. You should be able to find it in a local natural foods shop. I recommend using whole spices for this recipe to keep the tea clear and easy to drink.

detox ginger tea ingredients

Detox Tea Recipe

Fresh Ginger Root
Cinnamon Sticks
Whole Cloves
Cayenne Extract
Fresh Lemon

ginger detox tea

To make one mug full, start by heating 12oz of water in a small pot. While you’re waiting for the water to boil start peeling approximately 2oz of ginger root. Slice the peeled root into thin strips for more surface area. Add the sliced ginger, 1 cinnamon stick and 2 cloves to the water and bring to a boil. Let the ingredients simmer for 15-20 minutes or longer if you would like a stronger flavor. Discard the cloves and ginger when finished but save the cinnamon stick for your next cup. Stir in 1 to 3 drops cayenne extract (depending on how spicy you would like your tea to be), 1 teaspoon honey, and juice from ½ lemon. Pour the tea into your favorite mug and enjoy!

ginger detox tea

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11 years ago

A beautiful recipe (and photography).

11 years ago

I made this tea without cinnamon sticks.
The flavour is excellent.
Thank you for the recipe.

11 years ago

I drink ginger, honey and lemon every night but can’t wait to try this with cloves, cinnamon and cayenne extract! Wow….sounds heavenly.

11 years ago

I can’t wait to try this recipe! The pictures are beautiful just as well as the ingredients; they sound like they would partner well together.

11 years ago

Can’t wait to try!!!! :D great idea!

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11 years ago

Honey if HEATED becomes TOXIC to your body!
Obviously the opposite of detoxing your system….

11 years ago

It is true that heated honey is considered toxic in ayurvedic medicine. Many foods are at risk of loosing their enzymes and vitamins when heated to high, but there is no evidence that toxins are released in the process. Both the lemon juice and honey are added after the tea is removed from the heat to preserve their medicinal properties.

11 years ago

I have been regular to read the recipes for detoxing as I am a working woman, so don’t get much time for time consuming detoxification process but your recipes are time saving, instant. when I get time I will try it also.

Thanks for the intoxicating recipe.

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11 years ago

Simmering 12 oz of liquid for 15-20 minutes leaves you with virtually nothing at the end. I was letting this simmer and went back to my kitchen 15 min later, no liquid… had to add more… For future ref, I’d start out with double the liquid b/c it reduces by half, or more.

11 years ago

Love making this. Thank you!

11 years ago

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11 years ago

This sounds really yummy and good for ya, but maybe it should say “steep” not simmer? Big difference. If in doubt about honey in hot liquids, cool the tea before adding it. That would be better for preserving the vitamin C from the lemons, too.

11 years ago

Great ! Just tried and enjoyed it.

11 years ago

Can you substitute fresh ginger with powder? I can’t wait to try this! I just needed to know what to buy (:

10 years ago

Ohh, very interesting Detox Tea Recipe, I like this blog.

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8 years ago

I think that there are plenty of good ways that you can detox yourself, if you feel the need, but the most natural and healthy one remains using tea. Sites such as offer a wide range of detox teas that can help you clear your body of any unwanted toxins and get back to living a normal life.

7 years ago

Thanks for sharing great recipe indeed will definitely try it out, really these little things really do a great bit and can improve your health and everyday life natural things always rule over modern day medicines.


6 years ago

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6 years ago

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5 years ago

I enjoy your site and all the great articles you share about getting healthy and feeling good all the time.
I’m looking to start a detox for obvious health reason’s, but I’m on the fence about which tea to use.

I heard the red tea is good but also green tea, which would be better?
I have 2 things I’m trying to accomplish two things, the first is to lower my blood pressure and get off my medications 100%
I know eating no sugar is a big part of that solution as well.
The second is detox and loose wait without feeling icky.

I’ve good things about red tea from this site but not sure how much I believe them.
But your site seems to much more information about the green tea benefits, If you can help me with more information I would appreciate its it.