Tummy Troubles? Try the 6 Best Ginger Teas

I deal with chronic stomach issues, so I regularly drink ginger tea. I don’t know if it actually makes me feel better, but I like the way it tastes and my doctor recommended it, so there’s no reason to stop drinking it. But when it comes to ginger tea, how does one decide which to buy? There are seemingly one hundred thousand brands!

Luckily, I tried all one hundred thousand to figure out which ones are the best. Well, not quite one hundred thousand, but pretty close. And I did find what I believe to be some of the best ginger teas on the market. If you’re looking for good ginger tea, check out the list below. It’s not that steep. I mean, deep.

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Best of the Best

Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger

Traditional Medicinals Ginger tea has the purest ginger flavor of any of the ginger teas we tried in our comprehensive taste test. It has light floral undertones and tastes like fresh ginger steeped in water. If you’re looking for clean, simple, powerful ginger flavor (which I’m assuming you are because you’re drinking ginger tea), this is a perfect option for you. So soothing, so calming, so helpful for digestion. A perfect 10!

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Budget

Great Value Lemon & Ginger

I never thought it would be this way, but I have become a total Walmart product stan. Great Value products are literally a great value, and before you ask, no, this is not an ad! Their products are regularly delicious, and this lemon and ginger tea is no exception. This is a tea that is gingery enough for a ginger lover and mild enough for people who can’t handle a ton of spice. I think the nuanced flavor would make it perfect hot or iced.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Most Unique

Yogi Turmeric Vitality Sweet Ginger Citrus

Yogi’s Turmeric Vitality Sweet Citrus Ginger Tea has a bunch of different stuff jam-packed into one tiny teabag. It’s like the sangria of teas. It contains ginger, lemongrass, turmeric, lemon peel, and cardamom. And that’s not even the entire ingredient list. While there are a lot of ingredients, they all stand out on their own. It’s a little sweet, very bright, and floral. You could drink this without adding a single thing.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Mild

Pukka Three Ginger Organic Herbal Tea

Let’s start with the three gingers: Pukka Three Ginger Organic Herbal Tea has “a warming swirl of ginger, galangal, and turmeric.” If you’re worried that three gingers are too many gingers, don’t panic! The flavor is well-rounded. It’s a soft ginger taste that rides your tongue like a gentle wave—a skimboarding wave, not a surfing wave. Are these analogies working? Do Sporked readers like the ocean? Regardless, go buy this tea.

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Best for a Sick Day

Trader Joe’s Organic Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea

Trader Joe’s doesn’t always make the most flavorful products, so I was shocked when I tasted this tea. It’s actually really good! It has organic black pepper in it which makes it a little spicier than some of the others we tried. It has a sweet finish and you also totally taste the turmeric. If you’re congested or have a sore throat, this tea would punt you right back to perfect health.

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Rating:

8/10

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Best Splurge

Republic of Tea Ginger Peach Tea

When I’m splurging on tea, this is what I buy. I love Republic of Tea. The first time I ever had it was at a fancy Mexican restaurant my family would go to for special occasions when I was growing up. It was served cold in big glass bottles. Because I have such fond memories of this tea, I was worried that it wouldn’t be as good when going head-to-head with the other ginger teas. I was wrong! It’s perfect! The scent is beautiful, the taste is gentle, and it feels elegant. It’s good both sweetened and unsweetened. The pretty packaging, plus the short, natural ingredient list (ginger, natural peach flavor, and black tea) make it feel more expensive. A canister of this tea would be an awesome gift for any tea lover (like, specifically me).

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Rating:

8/10

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Other Products We Tried: Yogi, Twinings Ginger Lemon, Great Value Ginger Turmeric Organic Herbal Tea Supplement, Pukka Lemon Ginger Honey Tea, Tazo Green Ginger Tea, Yogi Mango Ginger Tea, Yogi Sweet Ginger Citrus Turmeric Tea, Sprouts Ginger Pineapple Tea, Tea Drops Citrus Ginger, FGO, Allegro Lemon Ginger, Allegro Ginger Mint

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Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • I know you’ve said it before, but Great Value for real, it’s gotten to the point at the store that I don’t mind at all if I have to “settle” for it. Wal-Mart has the same problems as any big company, but their store brands have to be the most consistent on the market. You’d think Target or Trader Joe’s would have that locked down, but NOPE. Great Value alllll the way.

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  • I’ve found that Pocas Honey Ginger Tea is my fav. I didn’t see it on your list of tried teas. I prefer the strong tea that is usually served at Vietnamese and Thai places, and Pocas comes the closest to that flavor. It is unique as it comes in a pouch of crystallized ginger and honey that dissolves in hot water. It’s worth a try!

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