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!
- 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
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39 thoughts on “Turmeric Tea”
This tea sounds great. I bet it tasted really delicious – definitely will give your recipe a try! 😀
Let me know what you think Jess 🙂
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
Wow, that is totally expensive for something I am sure you can make at home with ease 🙂
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
I can totally understand why Mandy xx
Will have to try this – am battling tonsilitis right now 🙁 much prefer the idea of a tea made with boiling water rather than milk.
I feel for you! Add some zinc to your diet and hope you feel better soon xx
I’ve been hearing so much about the benefits of tumeric lately and this looks like a great way to start the day!
That would be the best way for me to drink it 🙂
I didn’t realized that turmeric was a a natural anti-inflammatory. The tea sounds wonderful.
It is an amazing spice Pam 🙂
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.
Have you blogged the tincture recipe?
I had no idea turmeric powder had inflammation properties within it. I definitely have some things I can use this with. Thank you for posting this Tandy.
Kia / KTS
My pleasure Kia 🙂
Hi Tandy, this drink sounds very warming, looks delicious!
It is quite warming Cheri 🙂
This sounds good, Tandy. I tried the turmeric milk drink and felt really unwell afterwards.
I wonder if it was the milk Liz?
Are you having good success with this?
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 🙂
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 🙂
I love using turmeric root as it has a unique flavour that I think is lost in the powder 🙂
Turmeric tea sounds and looks awesome. Addition of ginger root is amazing here!
Thank you Anu 🙂
I’ve been skeptical of trying turmeric tea, but now I think I have to! What a gorgeous tea and perfectly spiced!
Thank you Megan, and thanks for the visit 🙂
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
Julie, I will have to get a friend of mine to try that drink when she is in Bali next week 🙂
Turmeric is good for so many things. I will be trying this out on the weekend!
Please let me know what you think xox
Tumeric is so good for health and I use it in my cooking for curry dishes. I never thought of making tea. What a great idea!
Please tell me if you try this Doreen 🙂
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
You are lucky indeed to get fresh turmeric 🙂