(Lime or) Lemon, Ginger Honey in a Jar

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A couple months ago, I saw this recipe for a lemon ginger honey tea “mix” and it fascinated me.  It was an easy recipe that you make once, store in the refrigerator, then scoop from anytime you want a nice cup of lemon, ginger, honey tea. Like, maybe, every day in the winter?

Honey, ginger, lemon tea served

Honey, ginger, lemon tea served

Even the recipe is easy.  Slice lemons and ginger, then cover them with honey.  As the mix sits in your refrigerator, the flavors blend and the honey changes from a molten gold gel to a smooth liquid.  Then, whenever a cold (or simply the mood) hits, you dip in a spoon and have a completely natural “mix” for hot tea.  Imagine that!

Lemon ginger tea ingredients

Lemon ginger tea ingredients

Problem was, I couldn’t find organic lemons at a reasonable price.  And since the whole lemon, peel and all, is basically marinated, I really didn’t want to go with conventional.  After weeks without success, I had a thought–why not do it with organic limes, which Trader Joe’s had at a great price?   I had just gotten honey from one of my CSAs and ginger root is a staple in my house (I store it in the freezer all the time), so I was ready!

Now mostly we’re a pretty healthy bunch, so I wasn’t sure if this would get a good workout.  But I have found it rejuvenating after a tough workout and warming when the temperature takes a sudden dip.  Some of  original commenters swore it helped them stay cold free–so if my daughter does the school musical again, with its busy rehearsal schedule and late nights, I may start to dose her daily.

Sliced lemon and ginger

Sliced lemon and ginger

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Layer lemon and ginger slices

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Cover with honey

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Store in the refrigerator and scoop out as needed

Since I first made this, organic lemons have come back into season.  Now I have both varieties–hooray!

Honey, ginger, lemon (or lime) tea in a jar

Honey, ginger, lemon (or lime) tea in a jar

(Lime or) Lemon Ginger Honey in a Jar
Serves 8
A simple recipe for "tea in a jar." Perfect when cold weather arrives.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
8 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
8 hr
67 calories
18 g
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32 g
1 g
18 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
32g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 18g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
0%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lemon
  2. 1 in piece of ginger
  3. 1/2 c honey
Instructions
  1. Slice lemon thinly.
  2. Peel and slice ginger.
  3. Layer ginger and lemon slices in a 1 cup jar and top with honey. Place in refrigerator for 8 hours for flavors to blend.
  4. To serve, spoon out a heaping spoonful of honey, lemon and ginger slices and place in a mug. Top with boiling water, stir, let sit for a few minutes, then serve.
Notes
  1. Tips: Don't over stuff the jar with lemons and ginger--you should leave enough room for honey. As the jar gets emptier, you can add additional honey if desired.
  2. You can substitute 2 limes for the lemon--it's delicious too!
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19 Comments

  1. Woo, Woo, look at you with your new recipe layout! It looks wonderful Inger!!! However, those Honey in a Jar recipes are pretty snazzy too. I don’t even want to mention the word cold in this house but, having a mix like this ready and able to help is probably a good idea.

    Organic lemons have been so “dear” around here. (that’s what marion says when things are expensive:) I’ll be looking for them though. I may go Lime too for the time being.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Inger…Stay well…

    • Thanks Louise. I am trying a recipe plugin now–don’t know why I waited this long on that. You should check our your Trader Joe’s on the lemons again because I think they are just coming in season. If they are still ridiculous, the limes are wonderful in this. I may even like them better! Happy winter!

  2. I love the idea of such a flavoursome tea my friend and ready at a minutes notice :D

    Cheers
    CCU

    • The practicality of this was a huge attraction for me. It always felt like a lot of work before to make this on the fly. Now I may need to ration my youngest who is loving this!

  3. How long must it sit initially?

    • I try to let it sit about 8 hours, though I think my daughter (who was complaining of a sore throat) dipped in early ;-). If the honey has turned more liquid-y and you can taste the citrus and ginger in it, it should be good.

  4. I almost always have a hot cup of something at this time of year. And, this would look so pretty just sitting in the fridge. And, it would smell good in the cup as well.

  5. OK, Inger, I am inspired! Going to try this one, for sure. Looks so good–and handy.

  6. ciao! this is simply magic…in italy we drink hot lemon water and your recipe of ginger is just the best.
    thebestdressup

  7. not only would i personally love this, but i think it’d make great christmas gifts too!

  8. This sounds absolutely lovely. I enjoy lemon ginger tea, and the idea of making it myself is heavenly.

    • I’ve made it at home one cup at a time by putting lemon and ginger in a pot to simmer & adding honey, but this is so much easier!

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