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African Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon Ginger tea – This spicy, tangy, and sweet thirst-quencher goes beyond the usual lemonade. It’s so refreshing on warm days and can warm you up on cold days. It’s not too sweet, and the beautiful yellow color makes it even more appealing.

Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon Ginger Tea

I am a big fan of drinks made with ginger tea, not only because it’s healthy and refreshing, but it also serves as a good alternative to alcoholic drinks on those nights when you feel like having the booze.

This juice is a blend of spicy, tangy, sweet, and tart.

  • The Ginger adds a sharp, spicy flavor.
  • The Lemon adds the tangy taste.
  • While the Pineapple adds it’s own sweet and Tart taste to the Juice.

Let’s break this down a little bit. This lemon ginger tea is basically ginger lemonade because it’s lemonade with some added ingredients like pineapple, and the alliance of the Ginger, lemon/lime, and pineapple is not only cordial but appetizing. If you plan on chilling this drink, it’s advisable to prepare it at least an hour ahead better still, refrigerate it overnight so that the flavors can meld.

Lemon Ginger Tea

This super healthy Juice is very common in most West Africa where it’s more of a juice than tea. Something like Ginger iced tea. It is usually served immediately after eating any oily food to help neutralize the effects of the oil in the body. However, whether you serve it as an iced tea on a hot summer day or as a hot tea for a cozy winter day, the drink remains comforting, and the health benefits remain the same.

Traditionally, Lemons are usually used in this recipe, but I used both Lemon and Lime. Feel free to use only Lemons if that is what you have, and Limes only works as well in the absence of Lemons.

You can watch the detailed video on how to make the Lemon Ginger Tea Juice below:

Some Health Benefits of Lemon

  • It’s a good source of Vitamin C.
  • It freshens breath
  • Prevents Kidney stone
  • Aids digestion and helps to eliminate waste from the body
  • Helps clear skin because it has natural antibacterial qualities
  • Believed to have cancer-fighting properties
  • Lemon and Ginger support the immune system by aiding the elimination of Toxins, and the Tangy Pineapple coupled with both the Lemon and Ginger also helps to aid digestion. It’s also good for weight loss (when accompanied by good eating practices).

Some Health Benefits of Pineapple

  • Helps to support the immune system
  • Strengthens the bone
  • Aids Digestion
  • It’s anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces skin wrinkles
  • Also loaded with Vitamin c

Some Health Benefits of Ginger

  • Treats many forms of Nausea
  • Reduce muscle pain and soreness
  • relieves cold and flu
  • It’s anti-inflammatory
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Improves heart health
  • Reduces menstrual pain
  • Fights infections

…and of course, I added honey, which is known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties. With all the listed benefits, it’s clear that this drink is not just refreshing but really healthy too.

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Recipe Notes:

  • Feel free to use Lemons or Limes if you don’t have both.
  • Traditionally, this recipe calls for sugar, but I always use honey for mine. Feel free to use your choice of sweetener
  • You can make this juice as a warming winter Juice or as a thirst-quenching summer drink.

This combination is suitable for any season of the year that is why you can make this juice as a hot body warming winter Juice or as a cold thirst-quenching summer drink.

Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon Ginger Tea (Ginger pineapple Juice)

Lemon Ginger Tea (Ginger pineapple Juice) -  This super healthy Juice is very common in most West African countries and Nigeria is no exception. The alliance of Ginger, lemon/Lime and pineapple is not only cordial but appetizing.
4.89 from 18 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: African, American, Asian
Keyword: drink, homemade, juice, tea
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu


  • 1/2 lb Ginger
  • 1.5 lb Pineapple
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 Cups Water Room Temp.
  • 5 Cups Hot Water
  • Honey or any sweetener to taste


  • Wash and peel the Ginger and cut it up into chunks
  • Peel and remove the core of the Pineapple and cut into chunks as well
  • Blend the Ginger and Pineapple with 2 Cups of Water
  • Strain the blended Ginger and Pineapple with a fine mesh and rinse out the leftover pulp with an additional one cup of water
  • Squeeze in the Lemon and Lime juice and add your choice of sweetener together with the 5 Cups of hot water.
  • Leave to chill in the Fridge for a couple of hours before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 59.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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Recipe Rating

Victor Ike

Monday 3rd of April 2023

What if there is no lemon added what is the side effect of refrigerating it for days and how many days can it last and still suitable for consumption.

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Saturday 29th of April 2023

Lemon is a star ingredients in this recipe. You can use lime it you don't get lemon. It last about 4-5 days in the refrigerator and even longer if you freeze it. Ensure it doesn't stay too long so that it doesn't lose taste.

Margo Slagle

Friday 8th of October 2021

I truly enjoy this drink I’ve been drinking it for 4 days now at night but want to know if I should drink it in the morning instead of night… thanks Margo

Lola Osinkolu

Saturday 30th of October 2021

Glad you like it Margo. I always enjoy this drink any time of the day. I don't have a particular time.


Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Wanted to know how often can I drink this for weight lost


Sunday 12th of June 2022

@Lola Osinkolu, a quick question u say is very important to add water but I’m not sure if is a specific kind of water?

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Hi Nuka, I'm not into weight loss. I only make the recipes I truly enjoy.

asia chen

Sunday 8th of August 2021

i make this today


Monday 1st of February 2021

It looks appetizing, I believe it will be tasty and refreshing. Thanks