February 14, 2010

There are so many Ginseng products out there.  I tried a few of those ready-made Ginseng drinks, they don’t do a thing IMHO.  If you really want to get the Ginseng benefits, use the real thing. Period!  Get the real Ginseng root.  You can get Ginseng root from some Chinese herb stores, some Chinese grocery stores, or online of course.  We can buy anything online these days!

There are different kinds of Ginseng roots.  My mom can tell you all the details about the benefit of all these.  She’s not a medical doctor, but she knows so much about all sorts of Chinese herbs and their healing power.  When I was really young, like in elementary school, she used to give me a couple of Ginseng root slices and asked me to chew them for a while like having a chewing gum in my mouth, and then swallow them.  She believes Ginseng can help to boost my energy and made sure I got enough energy to stay focus in school.  I guess that’s kind of working.  I did well in school, and I did finish college. LOL.  If you suffer from Chi deficiency, Ginseng is really good for you.  I had a lot of Ginseng in my life.  Mom made a lot of soup with Ginseng too, I’ll post some soup recipes later.

Anyway, here is a very easy Ginseng tea that you can make for a quick boost of energy. Give it a try.


Ginseng Root
Ginseng Root


Ginseng Tea
Ginseng Tea


  • Ginseng root, 5 or 6 slices.
  • Honey, 1 Tbsp
  • Water


  1. Get a big cup, like 16 or 20 oz.  Put the Ginseng root slices in the cup.
  2. Boil enough water.  (No heating up water in the microwave please!  That’s not gonna work.)
  3. When water boils, pour it in the cup.
  4. Add a tablespoon of honey to the cup.  If you prefer sweeter in taste, you can add more honey.
  5. Give it a stir.
  6. Put a lid on the cup, cover it and let the Ginseng soak for 30 mins.  If you don’t have a lid, use a plate, or plastic wrap whatever.
  7. After 30 minutes, it’s ready to be served.  I usually make a second serving by adding boiled water and honey to the Ginseng again.  Of course, the second serving is not as strong taste as the first.  You can either eat the Ginseng like what I usually do (they are edible), or disgard it.  

Enjoy. Let me know if you like it.

OOPS, forgot to mention one thing that is very important.  DON’T DRINK ANY TEA IF YOU HAVE GINSENG IN THE SAME DAY.  Well, it’s not like the combo of tea and Ginseng will kill you, but tea will cancel out the benefits of Ginseng, according to Dr. Mom (my mom)

2 thoughts on “Honey Ginseng Tea”

  1. Yes, Ginseng roots are relative more expensive. But then you don’t need a lot for each time. Most China towns like NYC have a special ginseng root store or a section in most Chinese grocery stores that sell ginseng. If you don’t have any China town or Chinese stores nearby, you can always check them out online. Hm.. does ebay sell ginseng? I’ll check it out.

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