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Turmeric Ginger Tea with Lemon & Honey

Prep & Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Beverages
Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric powder (or 1 tbsp grated fresh turmeric)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 cups water

For each 1 cup serving, add:

  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp honey (to taste)

Optional ingredients

  • Add cinnamon, cardamom and /or cloves while simmering for a chai-like tea

Instructions

  • Combine turmeric, ginger, pepper and water in a pot on the stove. Gently bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer gently for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly (covered) and then strain through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • For each 1 cup serving, add lemon juice and a bit of raw honey just before drinking.
  • Enjoy as a soothing hot tea or as a refreshing cold tea (pour over ice cubes in a glass and garnish with lemon slices and a cinnamon stick)
  • Store any extra in a covered glass jar in the fridge.

Golden Turmeric Milk

  • In place of all or part of the water, use milk or milk alternative to make a soothing, warm turmeric milk. (Leave out the lemon juice.)

Notes

Recipe by InspireHealth