Yuzu Ginger Tea

Yuzu Ginger Tea
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AI generated by fandango Drink, Japanese cuisine
Servings Difficulty Prep time Cook time Total time
2 Beginner 5 min 20 min 25 min

Soothe the senses with this traditional Japanese yuzu ginger tea, a blend of tangy citrus and spicy warmth.

Did you know?

Yuzu is so celebrated in Japan that there's an annual festival dedicated to it, epitomizing the reverence for this delightful fruit.

Imagine a brisk evening in the Japanese countryside, the air filled with the scent of blooming citrus. This is the essence we're encapsulating in our Yuzu Ginger Tea, a drink with both a rich heritage and a vibrant zing that awakens the senses. Yuzu, a beloved citrus fruit in Japan, known for its unique tartness and deep aroma, is combined with the warm, spicy notes of fresh ginger, creating a symphony for the palate.

The balance of sour, sweet, and spice has been enjoyed for centuries, believed to warm the body and soothe the soul. Often found in traditional onsen (hot spring) towns, Yuzu Ginger Tea is regarded as a tonic for wellness, cherished during the cooler months or simply when one seeks a moment of comfort. Our tea takes you on a journey through time, reviving the simple yet profound pleasures of traditional Japanese ingredients.


Embrace the vividness of Japanese flavors with these simple, natural ingredients that come together to tell a story of heritage and health.

The yuzu fruit, the star of our tea, is deeply ingrained in Japanese culture, used in everything from bathing rituals to celebratory dishes, symbolizing good health and protection.

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh yuzu juice
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 500 ml of water
  • 2 teaspoons of honey, or to taste
  • Yuzu peel strips for garnish
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)


Follow these steps to craft a drink that not only warms you from the inside out but also transports you to the tranquil gardens and steaming onsens of Japan.

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and grated ginger. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat.
  2. Allow the ginger to infuse for about 10 minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary to avoid boiling.
  3. Strain the ginger out and return the infused water to the saucepan.
  4. Add the yuzu juice to the infused water and stir well.
  5. If desired, add honey to sweeten and a pinch of ground cinnamon for an added layer of warmth and complexity.
  6. Divide the tea into two cups and garnish with yuzu peel strips.
  7. Serve immediately, inhaling the citrus aroma and sipping slowly to savor the comforting warmth.

Add some extra love

For an authentic experience, source fresh yuzu from an Asian market; its unmatched flavor will elevate your tea.

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