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How to Make a Honey Lemon Tea : A Warm Cup of Bliss!

Jun 20, 2023

Shanika Dasanayaka

Do you need a soothing drink to help you relax? How about something that can help clear your throat and sinuses? If so, then try making honey lemon tea! This sweet and sour tea has been around our communities for decades, and it's hard to find its' point of origin. But, this may not matter to many because this tea is a true delicacy and a known remedy for many common health problems. It is a beverage that's packed with loads of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Further, if you recognize yourself as a tea lover and mixer, this tea should definitely be on your list. In this article, we will explore all about this sensational delicacy through learning how to make honey lemon tea. Let's get started!

What is Honey Lemon Tea?

Before learning how to make honey lemon tea, let's understand what this tea really is. This tea is a delicious and refreshing drink that you can enjoy any time of day. When creating this recipe, the tea combines fresh lemon juice, honey, and tea. As a result of these ingredients, the beverage can soothe a sore throat and calm an upset stomach. Further, this tea can also help boost your immune system and fight off colds and flu.

How to Make Honey Lemon Tea?

Learning How to Make a Honey & Lemon Tea: The Ingredients

You don't need to be a tea master to create this fantastic treat for yourself. The commonly used ingredients that go into making this tea include:

  1. Honey
  2. Lemon
  3. Black or Green Tea


Honey is nature's sweetest gift, and we all adore the nutritional properties of this natural food substance. This sweet and viscous liquid can suppress cough while improving our overall health, such as heart health. Apart from that, honey is also a rich source of antioxidants and contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. 


Lemon is the fruit of the lemon plant (Citrus limon); for this recipe, it is not a must to get this exact fruit type. You are free to use any fruit from the citrus family; however, it is better to avoid very sweet versions. Lemon is a popular culinary and non-culinary ingredient around the world, and its juices, pulp, and even the rind have many uses in the food and beverage industry. Moreover, this is a natural source of vitamin C, and with other beneficial lemon compounds, this fruit can help our health in many ways.  In general, lemon is helpful for the heart, kidney, and digestive health and helps control weight and cancer risk. 

Black or Green Tea

When learning to make honey & lemon tea, we cannot ignore the core ingredient, The TEA. Black tea comes from the oxidized and processed leaves of the tea plant and contains a smooth yet rich flavor profile. This recipe uses black or green tea as the tea source; however, you are free to go for other tea types, such as oolong tea. Remember to adjust the proportions of honey and lemon to tally the flavor profile of your selected tea. 

Ingredient Proportions

The key to making an excellent lemon and honey tea is getting the proportions of the ingredients just right. Specially, too much of any one element will throw off the flavor balance and make your tea less enjoyable to drink. Here's how to get the perfect proportions for a delicious cup of this sensational tea:

  1. Add two tablespoons of honey to your cup.
  2. Squeeze in one tablespoon of lemon juice.
  3. Fill the cup (8oz) with freshly made black/green tea and stir well. 

Stir everything together until the honey and lemon mixture dissolves completely in the tea. If you want, you can add a lemon slice or two to your cup for decoration.

Learning How to Make a Honey Lemon Tea: The Process 

Now that you know the basics of making lemon and honey tea, here is a step-by-step process to follow:

  1. Heat up the water in an electric kettle or on the stovetop to the right temperature.
  2. Brew around one cup of green/black tea with the heated water 
  3. Strain the green/black tea and fill around ¾ of a mug with the brewed tea
  4. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a different mug. How much you use is up to you, but start with half to one tablespoon.
  5. Add honey to a spoon. We recommend to use about two tablespoon as a starting point.
  6. Mix the tea with the honey and squeezed lemon juice then stir until the honey is dissolved.
  7. Enjoy your delicious honey lemon tea!

Honey Lemon Tea Helps with Sore Throat

This tea can also help relieve a sore throat. Here, the lemon juice helps to break up congestion, and the honey soothes the throat. Therefore, if you are suffering from a cold or flu, try drinking a cup of this remedial tea to help you feel better.

Can You Make this into Honey Lemon Milk Tea? 

Certainly, you can make any tea into a milk tea. Hokkaido milk is a very good choice of dairy to use.  Simply brew the loose-leaf tea then allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes. After waiting the suggested time, strain the tea to ensure only the liquor is in the cup. From there add the milk, honey, and lemon juice to taste. Enjoy!

Caution About This Drink

This is a refreshing and flavorful beverage that's a popular choice for many people. While you can enjoy this tea without any adverse effects, there are some things to be aware of if you're drinking it regularly. One potential issue is the acidic nature of lemon juice, which can slowly erode tooth enamel. To mitigate this, you can rinse your mouth out after drinking this tea or any other citrus type teas.  In addition, the tea itself contains a fair amount of sugar. Further, if you're drinking multiple servings per day, this can add up and contribute to weight gain or other health issues. Overall, this delicious tea is safe to drink in moderation. Just be aware of the potential risks and enjoy it as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Final Thoughts on How To Make A Honey Lemon Tea

Lemon & honey tea is a fantastic refresher and a must-try tea if you are a tea lover. Additionally, this tea plays dual roles as a home remedy & as a drink for enjoyment. There are no complex rules when making this straightforward recipe, simply follow the instructions in this article to make yourself a delicious cuppa. Don't forget to experiment with this recipe to adjust it to your own preferences. Enjoy these healthy yet delicious teas around us, and stay refreshed!

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