Cayenne Pepper Tea With Ginger

Boost your energy. Loosen up congestion.

Looking for a tea that’ll turn your body up a notch? Cayenne pepper tea does just that. It’s very popular as a coffee alternative as the chili pepper helps boost your metabolism. You just feel more energized, all without the caffeine.

Plus the tea is often used to help temporarily loosen up congestion due to colds and allergies. It’s all due to the capsaicin in the cayenne which has a lot of health benefits including appetite suppression and pain relief.

Sweeten your cayenne pepper tea with your favorite sweetener. Honey works well here!

Cayenne Pepper Tea with Ginger

Cayenne Pepper Tea With Ginger

3.92 from 34 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 piece ginger small, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Sweeten to taste


  • Grate the ginger root into the water.
  • Bring the water to a boil and then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add the cayenne pepper and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove the tea from the heat and add lemon juice. Stir.
  • Sweeten the tea to your desired taste.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 18, 2020 to include new content.
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Lana Quinn

I want to try this tea.