This Ginger Turmeric Tea is oh-so-soothing anti-inflammatory beverage with healing properties - its our go-to drink for winter days and breezy monsoon. Made with only 5 ingredients, this fresh turmeric and ginger tea is a perfect health boosting and warming drink for cold/flu season that is ready in less than 10 minutes .
About this Soothing Tea
This refreshing and feel good Ginger Turmeric Tea is an easy-to-make and oh-so soothing 5 minutes hot drink made with fresh ginger and turmeric. Naturally gluten-free, this fresh turmeric drink with ginger and lemon has a soothing earthy hint with a pleasantly bitter taste.
Honestly, there is so much you will just love about this comforting tea. A cup of hot ginger and turmeric tea will not only soothe you in cold, cough, flu or in upset stomach, but will also muffle you with warmth from inside out to destress you.
It is a healing tisane (herbal tea without tea leaves) with goodness of ginger, turmeric, lemon and black pepper. This herbal tea is a perfect blend of natural ingredients packed with health benefits and no added refined sugars.
You can make it vegan by using Maple syrup, raw unrefined sugar or jaggery instead of honey.
With so many health benefits, it would not at all be surprising to know why this delicious turmeric ginger tea is a staple in Okinawa island, Japan. Its one of the best cleansing and detoxing tea not only for your digestive system, or skin but for your overall health.
Sip it hot or warm in winters and cold breezy monsoon, while in summer serve it chilled as iced ginger lemon turmeric tea. You are going to love this natural herbal tonic anytime and in every way!
Key Ingredients with Benefits
Ginger : Gingerol in ginger is great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent that is known for aiding digestion, relieving nausea, cold and cough. In this recipe, I recommend using fresh ginger; however, you can use ground ginger powder too.
Turmeric : Curcumin in turmeric is a (scientifically proven) powerful antioxidant with antibacterial, anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory properties. I highly recommend using fresh turmeric root to get the most benefits; but, you can definitely use turmeric powder to make this tea.
Lemon : It is naturally alkalizing, detoxifying and an immune booster providing plenty of Vitamin C to the body.
Black Pepper : It helps in curcumin absorption from turmeric and aids in digestion.
Ginger and Turmeric Tea Benefits
- It's a healing drink with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Helps to boost immunity, and reduce body inflammation.
- Helps to fight common cold/ and flu.
- Natural pain relief as it helps in reducing chronic pain, and soothes joints (arthritis) and muscles.
- Helps in treating nausea and aids digestion.
- Beneficial for liver and gall bladder (gallstones), and protects the liver from damage.
- Helps to keep heart healthy, lowers cholesterol and regulates blood sugar level and blood pressure.
- With proper diet and exercise, this ginger turmeric tea can be great help in your weight-loss journey.
Disclaimer: The benefits or the content as a whole, should not be taken as a substitute for medical advice of a professional. If you have any underlying condition, kindly consult a qualified health expert or your medical professional.
How to make Ginger Turmeric Tea?
Prepping the roots: Grab fresh ginger and turmeric, clean and rinse well with water to scrape off dirt. Either slice or grate the roots, you can leave the skin or peel it off.
Making Tea: In a sauce pan or a pot, add filtered water, grated turmeric, grated ginger, and freshly cracked black pepper. Mix and bring it to a boil on high heat.
When it starts to boil, bring the heat down to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Turn off the heat and allow the tea to rest for a minute (Note: at this point you can add a teaspoon of coconut oil and mix).
Serving: Add 1-2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice in a serving cup and pour the tea using strainer.
Add honey/ maple syrup/ raw jaggery and a slice of lemon, and enjoy this soothing turmeric ginger tea.
Yes! Though I highly recommend using fresh ginger and turmeric, you can use ¾ teaspoon ground ginger powder and 1 teaspoon turmeric powder for 4 cups water to make this tea.
The researches suggest that it is safe to consume 1-2 teaspoons turmeric for adults in a day. So, a cup in a day is good to go. Note: Please talk to your health practitioner/Doctor before including an extra serving into your diet.
Ginger and Turmeric: Feel free to use sliced ginger and turmeric with the peel on for this tea recipe. Be sure, to clean and rinse both the roots very well before the use. I prefer to keep the peel and grate both the roots.
Black Pepper and/or Coconut Oil: Adding either of the two or both helps in better absorption of curcumin and adds to the benefits of turmeric.
Pot and Gloves: As turmeric leaves its stains easily on the surfaces, so use pot that does not stain easily. Wash the equipments immediately after using to avoid turmeric stain. Also, using gloves while handling fresh turmeric prevents staining of fingers/hands.
Variations and Add-ins
Feel free to add these spices, herbs or dried flowers (for floral flavor) to this ginger turmeric tea recipe for that extra soothing hint:
- Nettle leaves, dried or fresh Moringa, dried or fresh Mint leaves or Lemon grass
- Chamomile, Lavender, or Rose petals ( and even Green tea)- add any of these, cover and let it steep for 5-7 minutes.
- Cinnamon, grated Nutmeg, Cloves, dried Coriander seeds or Carom seeds - add and simmer along with ginger and turmeric to make the tea.
I highly suggest you all to drink this tea as soon as you make it to reap out most of the benefits. However, if you have the leftover tea, store in a clean airtight container up-to 3 days in the fridge.
Avoid adding honey if you plan to store and reheat the tea later. Reheat and add honey just before serving.
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Ginger Turmeric Tea Recipe
- 4 cups Filtered Water
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Turmeric (sliced/grated or 1 teaspoon good quality organic ground turmeric)
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger (sliced/grated)
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 pinch Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- Raw Honey or Jaggery or Maple Syrup (optional)
- Few Lemon slices for serving
- In a sauce pan or a pot, add filtered water, grated turmeric, grated ginger, and freshly cracked black pepper. Mix and bring it to a boil on high heat. When it starts to boil, bring the heat down to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and allow the tea to rest for a minute (Note: at this point you can add a teaspoon of coconut oil and mix). Add 1-2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice in serving cups and and pour the tea using strainer.
- Serve immediately with honey or maple syrup or jaggery and a slice of lemon.
- Black Pepper and/or Coconut Oil : Adding either of the two or both helps in better absorption of curcumin and adds to the benefits of turmeric.
- Pot and Gloves : As turmeric leaves its stains easily on the surfaces, so use pot that does not stain easily. Also, using gloves while handling fresh turmeric prevents staining of fingers/hands.
- Herbs : Nettle leaves, dried or fresh Moringa, dried or fresh Mint leaves or Lemon grass
- Floral Flavor : Chamomile, Lavender, or Rose petals ( and even Green tea) - add any of these, cover and let it steep for 5-7 minutes.
- Spices : Cinnamon, grated Nutmeg, Cloves, dried Coriander seeds or Carom seeds - add and simmer along with ginger and turmeric to make the tea. A pinch of cayenne pepper also helps in overall benefit of the tea.
- Clean and rinse both the roots very well before use.
- Feel free to use sliced ginger and turmeric with the peel on for this tea recipe.
- Turmeric leaves its stains easily on the surfaces, so use pot that does not stain easily.
- Wash the equipments immediately after using to avoid turmeric stain.