How to drink ginseng tea? What you should notice

how to drink ginseng tea

You might have heard about the health benefits of ginseng tea. However, do you know how to drink ginseng tea properly? 


Ginseng tea is an infusion of fresh or dried ginseng roots and has been used for centuries. Thanks to its active properties, ginseng tea can help increase energy levels, enhance cognitive function, and so on. In this article, FGC will give you more details about how to drink ginseng tea, the best time to enjoy it, and much further information. 

How to drink ginseng tea? 

Ginseng roots can be consumed in numerous ways, and steeping them into tea is one of the most popular methods. So, how to drink ginseng tea? Generally, ginseng tea is consumed orally as a hot drink. However, you can enjoy it hot or cold depending on personal taste. The traditional way to make ginseng tea is to add hot water to sliced ginseng roots and allow it to steep for a few minutes. Another modern way of making ginseng tea is to let ginseng slices marinate in honey. The final drink often has a sweeter taste. 

The best water temperature to brew ginseng tea is at about 208 °F (98 °C), which allows it to release most ginsenosides, a beneficial compound to human health. Besides, based on the size of the ginseng roots, the steeping time might vary from 5 to 10 minutes. The larger the root is, the longer it takes to steep into tea. If you use ginseng powder to make ginseng tea, the time will be shorter, at about 3-5 minutes. 

drink ginseng tea
Ginseng tea is often drunk orally as a hot beverage

When should you drink ginseng tea?

It usually depends on personal preference and purposes of drinking ginseng tea to single out one ideal time. Thanks to the stimulating effects, many people drink ginseng tea during breakfast instead of coffee or other caffeine drinks. Besides, as ginseng tea can help boost energy, it might be consumed in the morning, before or after a workout. It is also a perfect alternative to high-sugar energy drinks in the post-lunch time.

Furthermore, many people choose to drink ginseng tea before meals on an empty stomach for optimum absorption and full benefits. However, it is recommended to take it after a meal if you have a sensitive digestion. In the evenings, enjoying ginseng tea 2-3 hours before bed time is suitable to avoid sleeping issues because of its stimulating effects. 

best time to drink ginseng tea
People usually drink ginseng tea in the mornings

When should you stop drinking ginseng tea?

You can drink ginseng tea everyday in moderation; however, you should not consume it continuously for more than 1-3 months based on the kinds of ginseng. It is suggested that you should stop for several weeks before enjoying it again. Besides, if you experience some symptoms such as nervousness, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, or stomach upset when using ginseng tea for a long time, temporarily stop it. The reasons might be long-term use or high doses of ginseng tea. Ask your doctor to get the best advice on the suitable dosage. 

Even though it is quite rare, ginseng tea allergic reaction has been recorded. Therefore, as soon as you feel the signs of an allergy, stop drinking ginseng tea immediately. Additionally, if you are going to have a surgery, it is suggested that you should stop drinking ginseng tea at least 7 days before it. This drink has some compounds that might thin the blood, raising the risk of bleeding before or after surgery. 

You should stop ginseng tea when witnessing some bad symptoms 
You should stop ginseng tea when witnessing some bad symptoms

What can you add to ginseng tea?

Raw ginseng tea has a characteristic bitter taste, which might make it difficult to drink for some people. If you are wondering how to drink ginseng tea more easily by improving its taste, honey is the key. Honey not only goes well with ginseng tea’s flavor, but it also provides extra health advantages. In addition to honey, you can use other sweeteners or lemon, ginger, and cinnamon to balance the bitterness and earthiness of ginseng tea. 

Moreover, combining ginseng tea with true teas like green, oolong, or black tea and some herbs is also a great option. One of the most common mixtures is ginseng with green tea, which can help boost energy and improve mental clarity. Besides, some herbs, such as elderberry, rosemary, spearmint leaves, and blackberry leaf, can pair well with ginseng, creating a unique flavor. 

You can add honey, lemon, ginseng, etc. to ginseng tea
You can add honey, lemon, ginseng, etc. to ginseng tea

How to store ginseng tea?

After understanding how to drink ginseng tea, you might wonder how to store it properly. Regarding ginseng, dried ginseng roots or ginseng powder do not require refrigeration, but they need to be stored in dry conditions with minimal humidity. Suitable packages can be airtight bags or other containers and glass jars. It is also crucial to keep them away from harsh light since this might cause some fragile nutrient properties to deteriorate. If stored properly, dried ginseng can last up to 5 years. Meanwhile, fresh ginseng roots should be kept in the fridge to avoid spoilage and can last for a few weeks.

However, when made into tea, you can put any leftovers in a jar and keep them in the refrigerator. By this method, ginseng tea can last for up to 4 days. Next time you want to drink ginseng tea, you can consume the cold tea or warm it up in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds before enjoying it. 

Ginseng tea can last for 4 days if stored in the fridge
Ginseng tea can last for 4 days if stored in the fridge

About Future Generation Co.,Ltd

Future Generation Company Limited is one of the largest beverage suppliers in Vietnam, with 26 years of experience in production and export. FGC is equipped with modern machines such as Hotfill PET and TetraPak, ensuring high-capacity production. FGC strives to achieve our mission to become Vietnam’s leading healthy beverage company. Our factories also meet international standards such as ISO, HACCP, etc. In addition, we constantly innovate our machinery system, strengthen production capacity, and increase productivity. 

FGC also provides Private Label Services. With this service, we can help customers in researching and formulating beverages, designing product label packaging, and creating their own brands. This is an ideal solution for small and medium enterprises. Moreover, FGC provides free samples for customers to test before bulk orders. We also ensure delivery as fast as possible.


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