A delicious, comforting, and powerful Ginger Turmeric Tea is the perfect way to start the morning when you have a cold and the perfect drink to enjoy before bed for a soothing non-caffeinated drink. It's also good at any time -- no need for special reasons to enjoy a warm turmeric drink.
Hot Tea with Turmeric and Ginger is the antidote for a crazy day, a busy schedule, a high-stress week, a long night up with kids, and any other you want a reason to make it.
How to Make Turmeric Tea with Ginger
Mixing up this recipe for turmeric tea is incredibly easy. You will just need to heat the main ingredients up in a saucepan together, then add the lemon and honey after it boils and simmers for a bit. Drink it while it's hot!
It does need to simmer for fifteen minutes or so for best results, so make sure you plan ahead if this is for your bedtime calm downtime.
Ingredients for Ginger Turmeric Tea
- Fresh Ginger. You will need a three inch piece, peeled and sliced thin.
- Fresh Turmeric Roots. You will need six pieces of about 1" each, washed, peeled, and sliced thin.
- Whole Peppercorns. These add just a little bit more bite to the tea and facilitates the absorbtion of turmeric.
- Water. The great thing about homemade teas is how much water you can consume!
- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice. The recipe amount is a minimum, you may add more to taste.
- Honey. You may need more or less than the recipe calls for since sweetness is very subjective. Honey is actually high in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. Local honey is also thought to help with local allergies. You can also use maple syrup of agave instead.
Step-By-Step Instructions for Making This Ginger and Turmeric Tea Recipe
- In a saucepan add ginger, turmeric, peppercorns, and water.
- Bring everything to a boil lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add lemon and honey and serve hot.
Tips and Tricks for Making Homemade Ginger Turmeric Tea
The easiest way to peel fresh ginger and turmeric is by using a small spoon to scrape the skin off. Then you can slice it or grate it for use in other recipes. If you have too much for tea, go ahead and slice or grate it all. Both can be frozen for future use.
Slice fresh ginger and turmeric with a sharp knife.
Use both ginger and turmeric root quickly and buy it fresh. It does not keep for long once harvested. Keep both in a dry, cool location or in a low-humidity drawer in your refrigerator.
Fresh turmeric root will stain surfaces and your hands. We recommend using gloves and covering your working surface with plastic wrap or parchment paper.
How to Store Leftover Tea
Once you have this tea steeped and ready to drink, there is no need to waste the extra. You can store leftover turmeric ginger tea in a glass jar in the refrigerator and heat as needed for several days.
How much Ginger Tea with Turmeric can I drink?
Each day, you can have up to one teaspoon of turmeric. That equates to about one cup of tea per day. More than this might cause an upset stomach.
Are there any side effects to Ginger Turmeric Tea?
It is best to avoid this tea if you are taking medication for diabetes, blood thinners, or blood pressure medicines. Pregnant women should also avoid this tea. Allergic reactions can occur, so being aware of the possibility is important.
Turmeric Ginger Tea Benefits
The benefits of turmeric and ginger are numerous. Ginger and turmeric work together synergistically to do more together than they could on their own, so the combination of the two is key. Daily consumption of turmeric ginger tea may reduce inflammation. Both are thought to be helpful for the respiratory system. Drinking turmeric tea with ginger is also thought to be calming.
Ginger tea with turmeric is thought to relieve joint pain because it is anti-inflammatory, reduce blood pressure, improve overall heart health and build the immune system. Ginger is thought to help with an upset stomach and is often used by pregnant women or for travel.
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- 3" piece of fresh ginger. Peeled and sliced thin
- 6 fresh turmeric roots of about 1" each. Washed, peeled, and sliced thin.
- 10 whole peppercorns
- 6 cups of water
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice or more to taste
- 3 tbsp honey, more or less to taste
- In a saucepan add ginger, turmeric, peppercorns, and water
- Bring everything to a boil lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes
- Add lemon and honey and serve hot
- The easiest way to peel fresh ginger and turmeric is by using a small spoon to scrape the skin off
- Slice fresh ginger and turmeric with a sharp knife
- Fresh turmeric root will stain surfaces and your hands. We recommend using gloves and covering your working surface with plastic wrap or parchment paper
- Store leftover turmeric ginger tea in a glass jar and heat as needed.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 15
- Category: drink
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: Indian
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 55
- Sugar: 13.3
- Sodium: 15.5
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 14.7
- Fiber: .4
- Protein: .2
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: tea, ginger, turmeric, healing, cold, flu