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Ginger Turmeric Tea Recipe

This immune boosting Ginger and Turmeric Tea made with fresh ginger and turmeric root is a soothing anti-inflammatory beverage with healing properties perfect for winter days, monsoon or cold/flu season.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: World
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
 
Expert Tips:
  • 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.
 
Storage:
You can store the tea in airtight container up-to 3 days in the fridge. Avoid adding lemon juice and honey if you plan to store and reheat the tea later. Reheat and add them  just before serving. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg