Turmeric Tea

Given that I have long term inflammation issues, a friend of mine gave me a recipe using turmeric powder. This is a natural anti-inflammatory and has been used for over 3000 years to treat arthritis in Chinese medication. The recipe she shared with me used milk as a base. This was warmed with coconut oil, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon and vanilla and once warm poured into a mug. I also tried it with ginger and nutmeg. Honey was stirred in for sweetening, and despite adding more honey than was recommended, I could not stomach the taste of the turmeric. I turned to Margaret Roberts’ Tea book for inspiration and she makes note that you should not drink turmeric every day. I would suggest having a cup every second day, or if the need is greater, every weekday. The recipe in the book makes use of ingredients I could not source, other than the aniseeds which I bought to make my herbal infusion. Aniseeds are great for lung issues, and as I had a bit of a post nasal drip I decided to add these to what inspired me from the milk recipe. Basically I took the best of everything to make something that tasted great!

Turmeric Tea
Turmeric Tea
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Turmeric Tea

Drink this if you have issues with inflammation
Recipe Category: Drinks
Makes enough for: 1 person
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 5 mls turmeric powder
  • 2 thick slices fresh root ginger
  • 5 mls aniseeds
  • 250 mls boiling water
  • 5 mls honey
  • 1 quill cinnamon
  • 1 thin slice lemon


  • Place the turmeric and ginger into a mug
  • Place the aniseeds into a tea sieve
  • Place the sieve over the mug
  • Pour the boiling water through the sieve
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes
  • Remove the sieve
  • Add the honey, stir with the cinnamon quill and then add the lemon
  • Sip slowly


You can re-use the cinnamon quill for your next cup of tea

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39 thoughts on “Turmeric Tea

  1. I was reading the exact same thing about turmeric Tandy…about it’s anti inflammation powers. I love the fresh ginger root in here. And it is time to experiment with making my own tea. I was blown away that a small container of tea was 10 bucks at the locally grocery store. Over a dollar per bag. Prices just keep going up and up. Thanks for the inspiration

  2. What a very flavourful cup of tea Tandy. Must say tumeric isn’t my favourite since a friend gave it to me in a flu concoction years ago.
    Have a super day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  3. I’ve been hearing so much about the benefits of tumeric lately and this looks like a great way to start the day!

  4. Turmeric is amazing for so many ailments. I made my own tincture so I have a huge bottle. I keep meaning to make a tea so thanks for this recipe, aniseed will be good for the allergies.

    1. I think if I stuck to it, I would find it more then helpful. It really helped when I did the first week for ‘testing’ purposes 🙂

  5. I had this at a cafe and a it is superb! Great looking recipe Tandy. I have heard lots of good things about turmeric too and the other week I bought some turmeric root which was interesting to cook with 🙂

  6. I’ve been skeptical of trying turmeric tea, but now I think I have to! What a gorgeous tea and perfectly spiced!

  7. I would love to try this tea!!
    When we are in Bali I always see the locals drinking a cold tumeric root drink but I have never tried it. The ingredients in your tea look so flavoursome!
    Thanks so much for sharing
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  8. I read this a while ago but have been having trouble with my internet. Clever you adapting the recipe. Because of the large Asian community in Australia, we are lucky enough to also get fresh tumeric root. Something to bookmark for when I’m feeling poorly. xx

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