Ginger tea means different things to different people, but overall, ginger is a potent spice and many are looking for tea with a strong ginger component for its digestive, warming or germ busting properties.
Ginger cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread to East Africa and the Caribbean. Ginger can be found in many Asian home remedies and cooking.
The health benefits of ginger have a history almost as old as civilization itself. Historians have found references to the use of ginger, known botanically as Zingiber officinale, in the writings of nearly every ancient society, including Chinese, Indian, and Roman. In fact, the ancient Roman Empire first started importing ginger nearly two thousand years ago.1
Due to its alluring smell, great taste, and medicinal properties, the spice became extraordinarily popular in Europe. This rise in demand, combined with the expensive cost of shipping the product from Asia, forced Europeans to find ways to make ginger less expensive and more readily available. They did this by introducing ginger to the West Indies, Mexico, and South America, and then exporting it back to Europe. Since ginger thrives in a tropical climate, it is produced in the United States in Hawaii, Florida, and California.1 Internationally, it is exported mainly from Jamaica, Fiji, India, China, and Australia.2
In China, after childbirth, ginger fried rice with egg is almost a must for the mother, to regain strength while expelling the (internal) wind from the body due to childbirth.
Ginger is known to help:
- Motion sickness
- Morning sickness
Ginger Tea is one of the many warming teas we stock. However, you will not find it under “ginger tea” as it can be referring to a number of gingery drinks. So here are our recommendations.
Herbal Tea (Infusion):
Ginger Kiss (our most popular “Ginger Tea”)
Licorice Chai (photo on top)