Ginger pear tea is a delicious and aromatic beverage that combines ginger root and pear. This tea offers a unique blend of flavors: ginger adds a subtle spiciness and warmth. The sweet, ripe pears bring natural sweetness. This mix is refreshing and satisfying. It is often brewed as a hot tea but can also be served iced any time of the day!
As many know, the pear has strong soothing effects, and if you have been to China, you will often see people selling sweet pear tea in the street. Yes! Chinese believe that pear tea has soothing properties, especially for the throat. This belief is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine which often focus on the healing properties of natural ingredients. You will find each sip is a delightful fusion of these two ingredients and is loaded with flavors. If you are a tea lover, you have come to the right place; read on to learn more about this unique tea!
Water: water quality can significantly impact the taste of your tea, so use filtered or spring water instead of tap water. This improves the flavor and clarity. 🙂
Fresh ginger root: It adds a spicy kick and warmth to the tea. The ginger I used is about the size of a lime, cut into five thin slices. Add only enough ginger that you can handle.
Ripe sweet pears: Choose juicy and fragrant pears to infuse the tea with their sweet natural pear flavor. I use two types of pears: one is bosc pear (dark brown color), and another kind of pear is Bartlett pear (yellow-greenish color); they are a common fruit in most grocery stores in the United States. You can also use Asian pears if they are available.
Honey or your favorite sweetener: To taste. It enhances the flavor with a touch of sweetness to the hot teas.
Citrus fruits (optional): You can use lemon juice or lime slices for an extra zing and fresh citrus profile.
Dried goji berries: Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are commonly used in Chinese herbal teas. Goji berries have a mildly sweet and tangy flavor. When added to tea, they can contribute a natural sweetness, which can be an enjoyable addition to ginger pear tea.
How to make ginger pear tea
To make ginger pear tea, first gather the ingredients. Peel and slice ginger root into thin pieces. Cut a ripe pear into small chunks, removing seeds and core.
Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil. Add the ginger and pear pieces to the boiling water.
Let them simmer for 10 minutes in low heat to infuse the water with ginger and pear flavor. You can simmer for extra time if you want a thicker texture. It is totally up to you.
Strain the tea if you want (I did not) and serve it hot or let it cool for an iced version.
Add a teaspoon of honey or a squeeze of lemon/lime for an extra oomph of flavor! You can also leave some fresh pear slices in the glasses to look and taste great.
Serve and enjoy your delicious tea!
Variations and additions
Ginger pear tea is versatile and can be enjoyed hot or cold, making it suitable for various occasions and any season. You can also try to add different additions to enhance your pear ginger tea by exploring new flavors, such as adding cinnamon for an extra kick. It is sweet and aromatic—or mint, chamomile, and turmeric, which is earthy and peppery. The possibilities are endless!
How to serve ginger pear tea cold?
Ginger pear tea can be served cold by allowing it to cool and then refrigerating. Add ice cubes before serving for a refreshing iced ginger pear tea! Alternatively, you can make small batches and chill them in a jug for a ready-to-drink cold tea.
Storing and reheating ginger pear tea
Allow the spicy ginger pear tea to cool to room temperature before storing it. Store the tea in a clean, airtight container. You can store the tea in the refrigerator if you plan to consume it within a day or two. If you want to store the tea for an extended period, consider freezing it. Try to use ice cube trays for individual portions or freeze in a larger container for up to 3 months.
To reheat the tea, you can simply pour the tea into a saucepan and gently heat it over low to medium heat until it is heated.
This unique combination of smooth tea, a spicy note of ginger, and a hint of pear. This tea has always been my favorite tea, and I hope it can be yours too! Next time you're looking for a special drink, why not try ginger pear tea? Make it part of your daily routine. Start your day with a cup of ginger pear tea with all the natural flavors. Enjoy it, hot or cold!
Ginger Pear Tea Recipe: The Perfect Soothing Blend
- 4 cups water
- 1 Bosc pear dark brown color
- 1 Bartlett pear yellow-greenish color
- 5 fresh ginger slices
- 1 teaspoon honey to taste
- 1 teaspoon goji berry
- To make ginger pear tea, first gather the ingredients. Peel and slice ginger root into thin pieces. Cut a ripe pear into small chunks, removing seeds and core.
- Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil. Add the ginger and pear pieces to the boiling water.
- Let them simmer for 10 minutes in low heat to infuse the water with ginger and pear flavor. You can simmer for extra time if you want a thicker texture. It is totally up to you.
- Strain the tea if you want (I did not) and serve it hot or let it cool for an iced version.
- Add a teaspoon of honey or a squeeze of lemon/lime for an extra oomph of flavor! You can also leave some fresh pear slices in the glasses to look and taste great.
- Serve and enjoy your delicious ginger pear tea!