Ginseng-Ginger Tonic

Ginseng tea with honey and ginger slices invigorates you without the caffeine.

  • Yield: Makes 1 eight-ounce drink

Photography: Sivan Lewin

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2002


  • 8 ounces cold water
  • 1 teaspoon loose ginseng tea or 1 tea bag
  • 4 slices fresh ginger, plus more for garnish
  • Honey to taste (optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add tea and ginger; cover, and steep 15 minutes. Strain, and transfer to a tumbler. Stir in honey, if desired. Garnish with ginger. Serve warm.


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