Immune boost drink: Ginger, Lemon & Honey (GLH) tea

Ginger, Lemon and Honey Tea

Thanks to Carmen’s advice, my best buddy in Basel. It is so good to have someone who have the same mother tongue and with similar cultural background. I told her about my headache and she said her mom had always made her Ginger, Lemon and Honey Tea. I have not thought of it. I had honey with lemon (sore throat) or lemon with hot coke or hot ginger coke (for common cold)  but the the three ingredients she described. Luckily I have all these three ingredients at home, so I made one right away.

It is very tasty, much better than plain water, I never like drinking plain water as it is tasteless. I went on and drank 2 cups within a short interval. It is really easy to make:

Serves 1


  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey


  1. Grate the ginger.
  2. Boil water, put the grated ginger in a small sieve and place on top of a cup.
  3. Pour boiling water over the ginger.
  4. Squeeze in the lemon juice and lastly add the honey.
  5. Stir and drink while it is hot.


  • The ginger can be reused for one more cup.
  • If you prefer, you can also boil the ginger with water for 10-15 mins instead of the above method, either way it works.
  • Chinese believes that Ginger is good for removing wind in the head.

5 thoughts on “Immune boost drink: Ginger, Lemon & Honey (GLH) tea

  1. where i come from (Philippines) we always drink ginger tea whenever we’re not feeling well .. this combo is good – will try this for sure.. and that hot ginger coke??? haven’t heard of that before.. am taking note of this too :o)

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