Ginger And Jalapeño Tea

Here’s a quick tea recipe that’s perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather or simply want a spicy boost at tea time. Ginger and jalapeño tea has a body-warming heat with an delicious exotic bite. And the honey provides just enough sweetness to have you coming back for more. It’s super simple to make, too — just four ingredients for the basic tea recipe.

Ginger and jalapeño tea
Ginger and jalapeño tea – the sliced ginger stands out in the glass

You can control the spiciness here through the time you allow the jalapeño pepper to sit in the boiling water. For a milder kick, remove the chili slices after a few minutes. For something with more kick, keep those jalapeños in for the full boil. We don’t, in this recipe, place the jalapeño slices in the final preparation, but that’s an option as well. Note, you won’t get anywhere near the heat of eating the fresh pepper. The spiciness here is more of a bold warmth than something that’ll test your tastebuds.

Ginger and jalapeño tea is also a perfect base for further experimentation. Add in a dash of lemon or lime juice for a bit of citrusy depth. Or throw in your favorite spirit to really liven things up. You can also layer in other flavors from your spice rack. Let your imagination be your guide.

Ginger and jalapeño tea from above
Ginger and jalapeño tea from above
Ginger and jalapeño tea

Ginger And Jalapeño Tea

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 29 kcal


  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 inches fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cups water


  • Remove the seeds from the jalapeño and slice the pepper lengthwise into strips.
  • Slice the ginger lengthways into strips.
  • Place 2 slices of ginger and all of the jalapeno pepper into a small saucepan.
  • Add the water and place on a high heat for 10 minutes.
  • Pour into cups or glasses and stir in a teaspoon of honey to each of them.
  • Add a matchstick slice of ginger and enjoy!


Calories: 29kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on April 30, 2023 to include new content.
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