A lighter, more refreshing tea version of the famous Turmeric Milk.
The NS version of Turmeric Milk has taken our community by storm and I love how much you’ve all been enjoying it for a boost in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits all while tasting delicious.
Using similar concepts behind turmeric beverages, today is a lighter more refreshing version called Turmeric Tea. It’s a simple herbal tea made with water, aromatic and warming spices like ginger, black pepper, optional cardamom, and of course the star ingredient turmeric to help reduce inflammation.
The flavor is slightly sweet, earthy, with a hint of spice and even though I enjoy this year round, I find it even more enjoyable in the cooler months of the year.
Turmeric Tea Can Be A Great Coffee Alternative, Along With:
- Teeccino– an amazing herbal coffee blend, no caffeine, and tastes/looks like coffee
- Dandy Blend– an old classic herbal blend made with dandelion. You’re not only getting the flavor but dandelion has been used for detoxing the liver
- Matcha green tea- check here for my favorites
- 2 tablespoons maca powder in almond milk
Making Tea Can Be A Special Routine
I fell in love with tea, the routine of making and drinking tea, the flavors, varieties of nutrient and antioxidants found in teas, and the versatility. Some of my favorite teas were ones I discovered in local tea shops or by branching outside of my go-to which was green tea.
You can enjoy Turmeric Tea most in the mid-morning after breakfast when you’re craving something warm or in the evening times. There are a couple ways to make this, which I was purposeful in making several variations for those of you who don’t have turmeric root or ground cinnamon readily available.
You have the option to use whole roots (ginger root, turmeric root, cinnamon stick, etc.) or the ground versions of these spices. If using the whole root version there’s an added bonus of re-steeping the tea just by adding more water and simmering again. Also see below for a way to make this tea for a holiday gift or to share for later.
Prep Ahead: Make Your Own Tea Bags
- In a very small bowl, mix 2.5 tablespoons ground turmeric, 1.5 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 4 tablespoons loose lemongrass tea, and 20 peppercorns along with ground black pepper. Stir to combine.
- Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture in a tea satchel.
- Brew as you would normal tea, and add fresh ginger root to the satchel right before brewing. Add in orange, and honey when steeping. An added bonus to making these ahead of time is you can give these away as gifts for the holidays with a cute tea mug!