Green Tea Manuka Honey Recipe


5 minutes

Essential Takeaways

Green tea and manuka honey are both renowned for their potent health benefits and delicious taste. When you consume them together, you’re stacking goodness on top of goodness.

Just make sure to let the tea cool down a bit before adding manuka honey to avoid destroying the health properties.

Once you know the base recipe, you can add a range of other things (like fruits and herbs) to give it a flavoursome twist. It’s also delicious when enjoyed cold!

Ever wished your daily cuppa could pack an extra health punch?

Look no further than the delightful (and potentially oh-so-good-for-you) combination of green tea and manuka honey.

Green tea, a revered beverage for centuries, boasts a treasure trove of antioxidants.

Manuka honey, on the other hand, is a natural wonder from New Zealand, prized for its unique and powerful health benefits.

Together, they create a symphony of flavour and goodness in a single cup. But how do you make a delicious green tea manuka honey drink? And what else do you need to know?

Keep reading to get an easy recipe with ideas to spice it up, and much more.

In this green tea manuka honey guide:

Basic Green Tea Manuka Honey Recipe

Ready to whip up this taste sensation?

Here's what you'll need:


  1. Boil the jug

  2. Steep your green tea bag in the hot water for 3-5 minutes, depending on your preferred strength. If you’re using loose-leaf tea, pour the hot water into a teapot or over your tea strainer.

  3. Once it has brewed to your liking, take the teabag out and leave it for a few minutes to cool slightly. This is important! Hot liquids can damage some of the beneficial properties of manuka honey.

  4. Now comes the sweet part (literally). Stir in your teaspoon of New Zealand Honey Co. UMF™ 10+ manuka honey and watch it dissolve into a beautiful golden glow.

  5. Enjoy!

Variations on the Classic Manuka Honey in Green Tea Recipe

Feeling adventurous?

Here are some flavour twists to take your green tea manuka honey experience to the next level:

  • Fruity Twist: Add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime for a refreshing, citrusy tang.

  • Spicy Kick: Warm things up with a pinch of ginger or cinnamon for a cosy and comforting drink.

  • Herbal Delight: For a day spa-inspired experience, add a sprig of fresh mint or a few slices of cucumber.

  • Iced Green Tea: Craving something cool and refreshing? Steep your green tea as usual, then let it cool completely before pouring it over ice. Top it off with your manuka honey for a delightful iced tea.

Tips for Using Manuka Honey in Green Tea

Here are some handy tips to ensure you get the most out of your green tea manuka honey concoction:

  • Temperature matters: Remember, letting your green tea cool slightly before adding manuka honey helps to preserve its beneficial properties.

  • Honey amount: Start with 1 teaspoon of manuka honey and adjust it to suit your taste preference. You can always add more!

  • Storage: If you have leftover sweetened tea, store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh and enjoy it as a cool beverage another day.

  • UMF™ matters: Fake manuka honey is a major problem in the market. Look for genuine, raw, pure manuka honey by only purchasing UMF™ certified products.

Commonly Asked Manuka Honey Green Tea Questions

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by people thinking about drinking tea with honey.

Can you mix manuka honey with green tea?

Absolutely! Green tea and manuka honey are a match made in heaven. Their flavours complement each other beautifully, they both provide powerful health benefits, and together, they are likely to have even more positive effects on your health. Just make sure to let the green tea cool slightly before adding the honey to avoid damaging some of the beneficial compounds.

What tea goes well with manuka honey?

While green tea is a fantastic choice, manuka honey is a versatile natural sweetener that works well with most beverages. Try experimenting with black, oolong, white, or even herbal teas to find your perfect flavour pairing.

How much honey should I add to green tea?

Start with a teaspoon of manuka honey and adjust to your taste. The beauty of this drink is you can customise it to your sweetness preference.

What does green tea with manuka honey do?

Green tea and manuka honey each have their own powerful health benefits when consumed separately. But when taken together, the potential health benefits compound. This beverage can help with relaxation, soothing the throat, improving digestion, oral health, and more…

Does manuka honey lose its benefits in hot tea?

Some of the beneficial properties of manuka honey can be reduced at high temperatures. That's why we recommend using our UMF™ 10+ manuka honey. It's more of everyday honey for a healthy lifestyle (compared to our rare, super premium grades of manuka honey) and is ideal for use in hot beverages like green tea.

Is green tea and manuka honey good for you?

Absolutely! The combination of green tea and manuka honey is great for your health. Just make sure to consume it as part of a balanced diet and remember that whilst manuka honey is packed with natural goodness, it also contains sugars - so don’t overdo the honey part.


Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Manuka Honey Beverages

Here's a closer look at the potential health perks you might enjoy with your green tea manuka honey drink:

  • Antioxidant Powerhouse: Both green tea and manuka honey are loaded with antioxidants, which can help to combat free radicals in the body.

  • Potential Immune Support: Green tea and manuka honey might possibly offer some support to your immune system.

  • Digestive Relief: This soothing beverage may also provide some relief for the occasional digestive discomfort.

  • Natural Sweetener: Manuka honey is a natural sweetener and is much better for you than refined sugar, making this drink a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  • Versatile Hydration and Relaxation: Enjoy your manuka honey green tea beverage hot or cold. Either way, it can be a delightful way to stay hydrated and unwind.

  • Working With Nature: the science backing manuka honey’s rise to fame is impressive. 1 ingredient. 2000 natural compounds. Find out more here.

Get Your Raw Manuka Honey for Green Tea Right Here!

Looking to create your own cup of sunshine?

Then look no further than our UMF™ 10+ manuka honey!

It’s the perfect grade for this delicious drop, sourced from beautiful New Zealand.

Buy UMF™ 10+ here. Or shop our entire range here.

Your wellness journey starts with a spoonful a day.

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