Thursday, October 25, 2018

{ Winter Tea Syrup - Blogtober 2018 }

Winter Tea

Hey everyone, come on in and let me show you real quick, how to make a wonderful Winter Tea Syrup, that will surely help when the colds and flus start coming around this season.

The first time I shared this with you all, was back in 2012, and I've been making it every year since, matter of face I make it around this time of the year, and it sits in my fridge for a couple months, all through the winter season actually.

The way to replenish it, is to keep adding fresh lemon and ginger, and let it sit and do it's thing, in the refrigerator.

Since Sue and Jean both asked me yesterday how to make the syrup, I thought I would come in and show you all again :)

Winter Tea Syrup

Small mason jar
Fresh lemon, sliced thinly (you can substitute lime for the lemon, but I prefer to use lemon)
Fresh ginger, sliced thinly

Winter Tea

Slice the lime and the ginger thinly.  I like to make layers not only because it looks so pretty but also to get it mixed up nicely.   So I started with lime slices on the bottom, then added a layer of ginger, then more lime and then ended with more ginger.

Winter Tea

Now you're going to take honey and you're going to pour it in.  There's no set amount, I just poured enough to get all the way to the bottom, up the sides and barely covering the top layer.

Winter Tea

Pop the lid on and place it in your refrigerator.  Let it sit for about 48 hours before using.  It will start forming a sort of marmalade syrup like yumminess. 

Ginger can be very powerful/overwhelming, so if you don't like a strong ginger taste, add just a slice or two.  We love ginger so I add quite a bit to mine.

To use this tea base, use a teaspoonful of the jelly in a cup, pour in hot water.  My favorite way is to actually make a cup of hot tea, and add a teaspoonful of the syrup, plus a slice of the lemon and some of the ginger. 

Technically you could keep it going for many years since honey is a natural preservative, but I prefer to make a new batch every winter. 


When I made my fresh batch yesterday, I did the exact same process, but finished off with some sugared ginger pieces on top.

I hope you enjoy, and if you do make it for yourself, let me know what you think :)


  1. This sounds great! A nice thing to have on hand any time of year I would think. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

  2. Thank you for sharing the recipe. A blog friend told me about your wonderful blog....I'll definitely be back again!

  3. Super late posting on this one but I'm writing it down right now before I'm off to the store :)


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