How to make ginseng tea taste better?

how to make ginseng tea taste better

Ginseng tea is a healthy drink to add to your daily diet. However, its taste might be a concern for many people. So, how to make ginseng tea taste better?


Ginseng has been used for centuries in many forms for medicinal purposes. Among them, steeping the roots to get the ginseng tea is popular. However, not everyone loves its taste, especially its characteristic bitterness. In this article, FGC will help you deal with the issue of how to make ginseng tea taste better.  

Does ginseng tea taste good?

Ginseng tea is well-known for its health benefits, but regarding taste, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Generally, ginseng tea has a unique and complex flavor with the dominance of bitterness. In contrast to American ginseng tea, which is bitter with a cooling feeling, Asian one has a bitter flavor with a warming hint.

Besides, ginseng tea also has earthy, sweet, and even spicy notes. It might be the bitterness that some people might find unpleasant and difficult to drink. Many people described their first tastes of trying ginseng tea as sharp and earthy, leaving them with a strong aftertaste. Therefore, people have found out how to make ginseng tea taste better by changing its brewing methods or adding other ingredients to enhance the flavor. 

Ginseng tea tastes bitter, earthy, sweet, and spicy
Ginseng tea tastes bitter, earthy, sweet, and spicy

Explore more about ginseng tea’s taste:

What does ginseng tea taste like?

How to make ginseng tea taste better?

Following are several ways to improve ginseng tea’s flavor:

Adjusting brewing process

Although ginseng tea is naturally bitter, the way it is prepared has some effects on its bitterness. If you use fewer ginseng roots, the bitter levels can be lessened. Besides, a little change in the brewing time and temperature can dramatically influence the flavor of the tea. The longer you steep the ginseng roots, the more bitter the tea is. If you hope to reduce the bitterness, you can lower the water temperature for a milder tea drink.

Adding sweeteners

The natural sweetness of ginseng tea is quite subtle; therefore, you can add some kinds of sweeteners such as honey and sugar. The rising sweetness will help balance the bitterness, making it easier to drink. You should start with a small amount and increase or decrease based on your preferences. 

Adding citrus fruits

Another way to balance the taste of ginseng tea is to add some citrus fruits like lemon or orange slices. A slice of lemon or orange can help lessen the bitterness of the tea and offer a more pleasant aroma. In addition, those fruits might bring a lively counterpoint to the earthy taste of ginseng tea.

Mixing with other teas, herbs, or fruits

Combined with other teas, such as green, black, or oolong tea, ginseng tea not only brings more potential health benefits but also enhances the taste. Besides true tea, you can also mix it with other fruits like jujubes or herbal teas to create a unique flavor and aroma. To get a more refreshing feeling, you can also add some sprigs of mint.  

Add a lemon slice to enhance ginseng tea taste
Add a lemon slice to enhance ginseng tea taste

How to make ginseng tea taste better with honey and jujube?

Instead of steeping the ginseng root in hot water, another way is to marinate the ginseng in honey to reduce the bitterness and increase the sweetness. Let’s explore how to make ginseng tea taste better with honey and jujubes:


  • 150 gr fresh ginseng
  • 20 gr dried jujube
  • 150gr honey
  • A glass container


Step 1: Prepare the ginseng 

Use a small brush to clean the ginseng roots. Wash it under running water to remove all the dirt. Then use kitchen paper to pat the ginseng. Ginseng must be thoroughly dried before storing to prevent mold growth. 

Cut off and remove the top end. After that, cut the ginseng into thin slices. 

Step 2: Prepare the jujubes

Similar to ginseng roots, wash the jujubes to clean off the debris. Dry them and then cut them into 0.3 to 0.5 cm thick pieces. 

Step 3: Marinate the ginseng and jujubes in honey

Put the sliced ginseng and dried jujubes into a glass jar, add the honey and cover it. After one day of letting the mixture rest at room temperature, put it in the refrigerator. Within a week, it will be ready to enjoy. 

Step 4: Make the ginseng tea

Take a few spoons of the marinated mixture to a cup, add warm water, and stir well. The ginseng tea is ready to drink. If you want to drink cold tea, just stir it with cold water or add some ice cubes. 

ginseng tea with honey and jujubes 
Make ginseng tea with honey and jujubes (Source: Internet)

How to make ginseng tea taste better at FGC?

Coming to FGC, you can create your unique ginseng tea formula with the help of our professional R&D team. Our team will help you find how to make ginseng tea taste better and develop it into a final product. Our tea leaves are collected from more than 4500 hectare tea farms across Vietnam. Besides, they and other ingredients, including ginseng roots, herbs, and fruits, are diverse and imported from prestigious suppliers from all over the world. All of them have origins and international certification to ensure the premium quality. Depending on your requirements and the consumption trends of the target markets, we will support you in creating an ideal final tea product.  

Moreover, free samples are always available at our company. Whenever you want to examine any characteristics or specifications of the products, you can contact us to get free samples and adjust to get what you want. We hope to build trust in our customers and want them to have complete confidence in the products before placing an order. FGC provides all-package services in which we will support every period in developing a product, from sourcing to packaging. 

FGC’s R&D department
FGC’s R&D department

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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