How to Make Ginger Powder and Instant Ginger Tea (Salabat)

Ginger has many health benefits. We usually consume it as tea or as spice and flavor. Some people consume it as is. They chew it like a candy!

Ginger health benefits
remedy for cold and flu
remedy for upset stomach and aids in digestion
improves blood flow
kill many intestinal parasites
can improve voice
stimulate respiratory and nervous system
cures morning sickness in pregnant women
breath freshener
relieves dizziness and motion sickness
help lower cholesterol
ease menstrual cramps

ginger

During peak season, preserve some ginger for later use.
It can be preserved by drying or processing into instant ginger tea and powder.

Make Ginger Powder

1. Select good quality ginger and wash to remove soils and other foreign objects.
2. Cut into thin slices. Spread evenly in trays.
3. Dry under the sun or in oven under moderate heat or 70ºC.
4. If desired. Pulverize using blender or grinder.
5. Pack and seal tightly.

Make Instant Ginger Tea

1. Select good quality ginger and wash to remove soils and other foreign objects.
2. Cut into thin slices. Blend using waring blender or grind.
3. Extract the juice using cheesecloth. You may skip step two and use heavy duty juice extractor.
4. Add one cup sugar to every cup of ginger extract. The type of sugar to use depends on your preference except artificial sweetener.
5. Boil vigorously in high fire with continuous stirring to avoid scorching.
6. Switch to low fire when the solution thickens.
7. Start to test for the end point. Get small sample with a spoon and cool immediately. If the sample become hard and can be pulverized, the instant ginger tea is ready.
8. Keep on testing every 5 to 10 minutes. Overcooking will cause the sugar to caramelize and ruin product.
9. Pack in clean jar and seal tightly.

For those sugar haters. Dried ginger powder can also be use as tea but it needs brewing, brew it like coffee.

Do you have other ways on how to preserve ginger? Share it here!

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32 thoughts on “How to Make Ginger Powder and Instant Ginger Tea (Salabat)

  1. Thank you for posting this. It is very informative. I have one question. Is the way to dry ginger and make it into powder applicable for ginseng too? I am interested to do the same thing to ginseng, as it is also one of the “super” herb. Thanks.

  2. Sir please help me how to make genger business give me information i have land i want to plant genger. Im from Philippines .thanks a lot

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  4. Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice.[5] Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or just cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can also be steeped in boiling water to make ginger tea, to which honey is often added; sliced orange or lemon fruit may also be added. Ginger can also be made into candy, or ginger wine which has been made commercially since 1740.:

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  5. Thanks for the info above i want to start a bussiness concerned with ginger powder want to get video clips to view the process

  6. everyone seems to b talking abt the process but can someone plz tell me how long will it take to dry the ginger in the oven at 70deg centigrade?

    • I am sorry, I cannot give you exact answer. There are other things affecting the speed of drying beside temperature.

      1) particle size. finely ground ginger will dry faster than course ground, chopped and whole ginger.
      2) presentation. the thinner spread on trays, the faster the drying time will be
      3) air flow in and out the oven. air carries moisture. more efficient air flow = faster drying time.
      4) oven load. oven will have a hard time drying too many ginger at a time. varying the load each time will also vary the drying times.

      Set the above parameters first then dry it down to customer’s specification. e.g. 6% moisture content.

      hope it helps!

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  8. Hi, I made this last night and was really happy with the result. Had to work very quickly though as once it starts to powder as it set like cement! Thankyou for posting this recipe.

  9. How best to make tea with the ginger powder? If you soak it in boiling water in an infuser will that work? Or will the heat destroy some of the properties? Thanks for your input…

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  11. DEAR SIR,
    I WANT TO ENTRY IN BUSINESS TO MAKING DRY POWER OF THE GINER.
    PL. TELL ME ABOUT PROCESS AND MACHINERY REQUIRED IF ANY.
    EXPECTATION ABOUT COOPERATION.

    RAJESH RAJPUT.

    • You mean ginger powder! The process flow is very simple as written in article. The equipment you need are slicer,dryer and grinder. The equipment size depend on the volume of production you desire.

    • Dear Rajesh Jee,
      This is Mr. Aryal from Nepal. I have already started such business in Nepal. The components are thats all what Mr. Marvin said to you. but if you need higher quality ginger powder you have to peel out the ginger for that feeling machine also needed. In ours there is good production of ginger soo we can make a partnership as well for the sector development there by sharing our ideas and market situation.

      Best
      Prakash Aryal
      er.aryalprakash@gmail.com

  12. Dear Sir/Madam

    I want to know how to make natural ginger granule to be added to tea leaves.Your advise will be highly appreciated.
    Kind regards
    Hirantha

    • @Hirantha – In that case, you need to slice the ginger as thin as possible. The thinner, the better. Dry it under the sun, in oven (not more than 70 degree centigrade) or just air drying at room temperature. Less temperature treatment is recommended to avoid destruction of potent substances. Then grind after drying. You may also refer to basic principles of dehydration here. Hope it help!

  13. Good evening.Would you be so kind letting me know how to consume ginger extract?I have a juice extractor and got the root juice.It is very strong.What is the amount I should consume?Is this the correct form to use it?Is it good for the immune system? Thank you for your time an valuable help.Please answer my request.

    • Extracted juice without application of heat is the best. Heat might destroy some potent properties. Pure ginger extract is really strong, diluting in water and adding sugar ca be done. It is also good for the immune system.

    • @Drew honey cannot be added. Like corn syrup, honey also prevent crystallization of sugar. You gonna end up in a hard ginger candy.

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