Ginger Turmeric Tea is a 5 ingredient beverage that is loaded with health benefits. It gets ready in under 10 minutes and perks you up in no time. Here’s a quick and simple guide to making a soothing cup of Turmeric and Ginger Tea. Drink it hot or chilled.
If you love to sip on comforting teas, then you have to try these too – Strawberry Tea, Lemon Tea, Hibiscus Tea, Herbal Saffron Tea, and Kashmiri Tea Kahwa.
About This Recipe
Turmeric and Ginger Tea is a healthy drink made using fresh ginger and ground or fresh turmeric.
It is a perfect drink to sip on when you are feeling low, down with a cold or flu, have an upset stomach, or need to destress. It is also said to be great to sip on if you are on a weight loss journey.
Ginger Turmeric Tea is a healing beverage tonic that is more of a tisane than tea. This means, no tea leaves are added to make this drink.
It is super comforting and is filled with so many health-benefiting properties and it’s great for weight loss too.
The taste of this herbal tea is earthy and slightly bitter. It is zingy and tangy at the same time.
This easy, quick, and one-pot ginger and turmeric tea comes together in just 5 minutes.
It is naturally gluten-free and can be easily made vegan.
The two main ingredients of this tea – ginger and turmeric, both have natural anti-inflammatory properties, making it even better to sip on, especially in winters or cold monsoon nights.
Imagine sipping this comforting sweet spicy tea, in your cozy blanket and watching your favorite movie on a chilly night. And with winters approaching soon, this ginger and turmeric tea will be back on the daily menu soon.
Due to its health benefits, this Turmeric and Ginger Tea is one of the most consumed teas in Japan.
I don’t really have more reasons as to why we shouldn’t be sipping this “elixir” often!
While in winters, I like it hot, in summers I enjoy this tea chilled with lots of ice, and believe me, it is as comforting as the hot one.
So next time if you are looking to make healthy drinks to sip on any time of the day, give this golden tea a try!
Ginger Turmeric Tea Benefits
There are many health benefits of drinking this tea on a regular basis.
- Ginger and turmeric are good for the functioning of the heart and also lower cholesterol levels.
- Ginger boosts the overall activity of the brain and increases focus.
- The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger and turmeric soothe muscles as well as tissues. It is great for pain relief.
- They also help with regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and aid the immune system.
- Ginger and turmeric tea is beneficial for weight loss as well.
- This tea is great to sip on if you have a sore throat.
- This tea can soothe the allergic reactions in your body.
Ingredients, Substitutes & Variations
You will need just 5 ingredients to make this healthy beverage – Fresh Ginger Root, Cinnamon Stick, Turmeric, Fresh Lemon, and Water.
Ginger – Fresh ginger root gives a lovely spicy kick to this tea. If fresh ginger is not available, then add ½ teaspoon of ground ginger in its place.
Turmeric – You can use either fresh turmeric or ground turmeric.
If using fresh turmeric, then use 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric in place of ½ teaspoon dry turmeric powder.
Fresh turmeric root is generally available in whole foods.
If you are using turmeric powder, I would suggest you use good-quality organic ground turmeric.
Sometimes low-quality turmeric powder is adulterated with artificial color and you don’t want to use that.
Sweetener – Add in a little honey or any other sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar if you like the tea sweet.
You can also use sugar-free options like stevia or monk fruit.
Lemon Juice – Use freshly squeezed lemon juice to make this tea.
Adjust the quantity according to your taste. You can also use lime in place of lemon.
Cinnamon gives a nice flavor to this drink.
Optional – Add some crushed black pepper or a pinch of cayenne to include their benefits in the tea.
It is said that black pepper makes the absorption of turmeric better.
Adding a little oil like coconut oil, avocado oil, or grass feed butter also makes the absorption of curcumin better.
You can also add green tea bags (or loose green tea leaves) or black tea bags while making this tea.
How To Make Ginger And Turmeric Tea
Add 3 cups of water to a medium-size saucepan and bring it to a boil over high heat.
Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low.
Add 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 1 whole cinnamon stick, and 1 teaspoon organic ground turmeric and simmer for 5 minutes.
Switch off the heat and remove the saucepan from heat.
Add ¼ cup lemon juice and stir well. Add honey if you wish to.
Note – You can add a teaspoon of ghee at this stage for the better absorption of curcumin (the bright yellow chemical in turmeric) by the body.
Strain the tea into 2 teacups using a tea strainer.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make this tea along with coconut milk or any other milk too.
Just add 1 cup of milk along with water, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger, and skip the lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
Reduce the heat to low and let the tea cool for 10 minutes for the flavors to steep in the coconut milk. Strain and serve.
All the ingredients in the tea are vegan except for honey. You can avoid adding it or use any other vegan sweetener to prepare this tea.
If you are planning to make it with milk, use either coconut milk or almond milk instead of regular dairy milk.
Turmeric is considered to be one of the most health-benefiting ingredients and therefore it is good to include it in your everyday diet. But too much of anything can be harmful and can have side effects, so make sure you limit the intake of turmeric tea to one cup a day.
You don’t have to do anything extra or different. Just prepare the hot tea as shown in the process and let it cool down. Once it comes to room temperature, pour it into a glass along with lots of ice cubes and enjoy your iced ginger and turmeric tea.
Pro Tips By Neha
Turmeric leaves stains on everything that it comes in contact with. So use an old chopping board and pot to make the tea.
Wearing gloves will prevent your fingers from staining as well.
Adding a pinch of ground black pepper or cayenne pepper will add to the benefit of the tea.
Adding ½ teaspoon of oil like coconut oil, avocado oil or grass-fed butter will help the absorption of curcumin better.
Store the tea in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 3-4 days.
Do not add lemon juice and honey if you are planning to reheat the tea. Add them after reheating and just before serving.
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Ginger Turmeric Tea Recipe
- 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 whole cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (or 2 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric)
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- honey (optional)
- Add water to a medium-size saucepan and bring it to a boil over high heat.
- Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low.
- Add grated ginger, whole cinnamon stick, and ground turmeric and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Switch off the heat and remove the saucepan from heat.
- Add lemon juice and stir well. Add honey if you wish to.
- You can add a teaspoon of ghee at this stage for the better absorption of curcumin (the bright yellow chemical in turmeric) by the body.
- Strain the tea into 2 teacups using a tea strainer.
- Serve hot.
I tried this it was really good. Each sip was rejuvenating , but instead of lemon I used honey.
Thnx a lot for trying 🙂
Our whole family thought this was wonderful. I had run out of honey the day before so substituted brown sugar. And I used a sprinkle of powdered cinnamon instead of a stick. WIll definitely be making this recipe lots! Thank you.
Thnx much for trying 🙂
This is very good! I used 1/2tsp Ceylon cinnamon, and after squeezing the lemon juice, since I use organic lemons I placed the lemon half in the water as the whole lemon has benefits also. I added my local honey to the cup after it cooled a bit.
Thnx for liking 🙂
I was just wondering, I have Simply Organic ground ginger. Since I am having a hard time at this time locating organic fresh ginger. Would this work as well?
Yes sure. You can use it.The taste will be slightly different.
I did find organic ginger, and made this today – finally. I used 1/2tsp Ceylon cinnamon, less lemon juice, & pepper. Since I used organic lemons, after squeezing I simmered the lemon peel in the mixture, & used date sugar. It’s excellent!
Thnx for trying. I am happy you liked it 🙂
How long does this last if stored in the fridge? I cannot wait to make this! Thank you! 🙂
You can refrigerate it for 3-4 days.
Hi ! Is it compulsory to add ghee or coconut oil in turmuric tea coz i have read that turmuric is fat soluble n fat helps to absorb this teas benifit fast
It is good to do that.
I’m going to try this. One question though, I was always told that turmeric is better absorbed in body when pepper is added to it.
I am really not very sure about this Irene.
can this be made ahead and frozen in 1 cup amounts? And if so, how long will it keep? Longer than 3 to 4 days I hope. Would like to make a weeks worth at a time.
I would recommend making this tea fresh for best benefits.
I am allergic to cinnamon, will I still get the benefits of weight loss if I don’t add it?
You can skip to add it. This tea is generally very beneficial and even if you skip cinnamon, you will get the benefit of other ingredients.
I like the ginger and turmeric, I use the root ginger and the root turmeric boil them together squeeze a lemon in it while boiling for 20 minutes take off stove and I use raw honey to cut some of strongness. I use mind as a shot drink everyday before I start my day
I just had a cup of this tea and I must say I enjoyed it better than the one I previously made. The lemony, honey, and ginger flavors are savor. Thanks for sharing!
Good to hear!
My whole family loves this recipe! I serve it with steamed coconut and oat milk with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. 🙂
Good to know 🙂
Your recipe is very well written and easy to understand ! Thank You !