How to make lemon tea

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People all around the world love tea. It tastes great, has no calories, and best of all, it’s good for us. 

Adding lemon to it gives us a tasty, healthy boost. If anyone says they don’t like lemon tea, it’s probably just because they don’t know how to make lemon tea the right way. 

Seriously, what else could it be?

Lemon tea is full of vitamin C, which boosts our immune systems, protects our bones, fights inflammation, and reduces high blood pressure. 

And if you drink lemon tea when it’s hot, it does a great job of cleaning out your liver and helping you digest food. 

It also has less caffeine than coffee, so it gives you energy in the mornings without crashing in the afternoon. 

It even has fluoride and other plant compounds that balance the pH levels in your mouth to help prevent cavities. 

Your significant other will appreciate this.

Oh, and let’s not forget the best part – it promotes weight loss! Lemon is a natural diuretic, so it can help you lose weight by flushing out fat, toxins, and other unwanted material from the body. 

It’s also high in fiber, which reduces hunger cravings while keeping us regular.

We can drink lemon tea literally every day, but we also don’t want to get bored. So, read on to learn how to make lemon tea using several different recipes.

Before we get started, here are some tips to keep in mind.

  • These recipes call for black (regular) tea, but feel free to substitute green tea – or herbal or chamomile, or any tea you’d like!
  • Always thoroughly wash your lemons in water with a little salt. Lemons are usually sold in stores individually, and different people may have touched them. Gross! 
  • Add a pinch of baking soda to your tea to get rid of any bitter tastes.
  • If you’re addicted to soda, you can substitute water for sparkling water. This will give you the feel of soda, but with a much healthier drink.
  • You can adjust how much lemon and honey you add to any of these recipes to suit your tastes.

So, with that out of the way, here are a few easy ideas on how to make lemon tea to add some excitement to your glass.

Iced Lemon Tea - The basics

This no-frills lemon tea will give you all the anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits of tea along with oxygen-boosting benefits of lemon. 

This tea is delicious on its own, but you can make it by the pitcher and add other ingredients for some healthy variety.

Ingredients:

  8 cups of water

  4 teabags

  1 cup of sugar

  3 slices of lemon

Directions:

  • Boil water and transfer to a heat-resistant pitcher. 
  • Stir in sugar. 
  • Steep your teabags (repeatedly dip) in the water for at least 10 minutes or until you achieve the desired strength. 
  • Remove the teabags.
  • Add juice from the lemon slices. 
  • Stir again, and then add ice cubes and the lemon slices.
  • Place the pitcher in the refrigerator to cool. 

Honey Lemon Tea - Hot and soothing

This tea combines the health benefits of lemon with the healing powers of honey. Honey is full of antioxidants that can reduce our risk of complications due to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. 

It is also proven to be a natural healer of wounds and burns.

Ingredients:

  3 cups of water

  1 teabag

  1 tablespoon of honey

  2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Directions:

  • Boil water.
  • Add honey and lemon juice to a heat-resistant pitcher.
  • Pour the water in the pitcher.
  • Steep your teabag into the water for about 10 minutes, until your tea has the desired taste/strength. 

Hot Toddy - Cold and flu fighter / nightcap

This notorious drink will be the bright spot in your sick day. 

You can make it with your favorite whiskey, brandy, or rum, and you actually don’t even need alcohol to enjoy this drink (but where’s the fun in that?). 

It’s also a relaxing drink you can enjoy even if you’re not sick.

Ingredients (one serving)

  1 teabag

  1 cup of hot water 

  1 teaspoon of lemon juice

  2 tablespoons of honey 

  3 tablespoons of whiskey

Cough drop, peppermint, or cinnamon stick (optional)

Directions

  • Follow the instructions to make Honey Lemon Tea.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of whiskey (and if you adjust this amount too much, be      prepared for your hangover!).
  • Stir well to make sure all the alcohol doesn’t settle at the bottom. 
  • Drop in a cough drop or peppermint to boost the healing process, or opt for a cinnamon stick if you’re having a nightcap

Cinnamon Apple Tea - Deliciousness

Cinnamon will add a sweet and spicy kick to your drink. 

Both apples and cinnamon help lower blood sugar to fight diabetes, and cinnamon also improves brain function to help fight Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Ingredients:

  1 teabag

  3 cups of water

  2 small sticks of cinnamon

  2 tablespoons of honey

  2 tablespoons of lemon juice

  1 sliced apple

  1 “thumb” of ginger root (about 2 inches), sliced

Directions:

  • Boil water, cinnamon, lemon juice, apple slices, and ginger. 
  • Strain into a heat-resistant pitcher using a mesh strainer or coffee filter. 
  • Steep your teabag in the water until you reach the desired strength. 
  • Add honey and lemon to taste.

Ginger Mint Tea - Lemon with a twist

This tea is invigorating and healthy. Ginger can reduce body pains, lower your risk of heart disease, treat indigestion, and even help prevent cancer .

Mint has been found to increase brain function, fight cold and flu viruses, aid in digestion, and even help relieve headaches.

Ingredients:

  4 cups of water

  6 slices of lemons

  Ginger root (10 small slices)

  15 mint leaves

  2 tablespoons of honey

  1 teabag

Directions:

  • Boil water, 4 slices of lemon, and sliced ginger. 
  • Reduce heat to simmer.
  • Add 10 mint leaves. 
  • Strain into a heat-resistant pitcher.
  • Steep teabag for 10 minutes.
  • Add remaining lemon slices and mint leaves.
  • Add honey to taste

Skinny Honey Lemon Iced Tea - When you’re on the go

A lot of people don’t realize the health benefits of basil. This type of mint has both antioxidant and antibacterial qualities, 

and it’s full of magnesium, manganese, and vitamins K and A. 

Add basil to your tea to improve digestion, fight diabetes, and relieve stress, anxiety, and inflammation.

Ingredients:

  4 cups of water

  2 teabags

  6 basil leaves

  4 teaspoons of honey

  2 tablespoons of lemon juice 

Directions:

  • Boil the water, and then reduce the heat.
  • Place basil leaves in the water for 3 minutes. 
  • Strain into a 1 quart, heat resistant pitcher.
  • Steep the teabags for about 5 minutes, or until it reaches the desired strength.
  • Add lemon juice and honey to taste.

Lemon Basil Iced Tea - Easy, healthy, and creative

A lot of people don’t realize the health benefits of basil. This type of mint has both antioxidant and antibacterial qualities, and it’s full of magnesium, manganese, and vitamins K and A. 

Add basil to your tea to improve digestion, fight diabetes, and relieve stress, anxiety, and inflammation.

Ingredients:

  4 cups of water

  2 teabags

  6 basil leaves

  4 teaspoons of honey

  2 tablespoons of lemon juice 

Directions:

  • Boil the water, and then reduce the heat.
  • Place basil leaves in the water for 3 minutes. 
  • Strain into a 1 quart, heat resistant pitcher.
  • Steep the teabags for about 5 minutes, or until it reaches the desired strength.
  • Add lemon juice and honey to taste.

Lemon tea is a staple that is good to us and for us, so we don’t ever want to get bored with it. 

These are just a few of many recipes – there’s really no limit on how to make lemon tea. Regardless of how you prefer your lemon tea, the health benefits will never go away.

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