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

  6. 5 stars
    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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