Turmeric Ginger Tea

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Turmeric Ginger Tea is a 5 ingredient herbal beverage loaded with health benefits. It gets ready in under 10 minutes and perks you up quickly. Here’s a quick and simple guide to making a soothing cup of Turmeric and Ginger Tea. Drink it hot or chilled (vegan, gluten-free).

Turmeric Ginger Tea served in glasses.
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About Turmeric Ginger Tea

Turmeric Ginger Tea is a healthy herbal drink made using fresh ginger and ground or fresh turmeric.

It is a perfect drink to sip on when you are feeling low, have 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 filled with so many health-benefiting properties and it’s also great for weight loss.

The taste of this herbal tea is earthy and slightly bitter. It is zingy and tangy at the same time.

This easy, quick, one-pot ginger and turmeric tea comes together in under 10 minutes.

It is naturally gluten-free and vegan.

The two main ingredients of this tea – ginger and turmeric- have natural anti-inflammatory properties, making it even better to sip on, especially on winter 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 winter approaching, this ginger and turmeric tea will return to the daily menu soon.

Due to its health benefits, this Turmeric and Ginger Tea is one of the most consumed teas in Japan.

While I like it hot in winter, in summer, I enjoy this tea chilled with lots of ice; believe me, it is as comforting as the hot one.

So, next time, if you want to make healthy drinks to sip at any time of the day, try this golden tea!

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Ingredients

Ginger turmeric tea ingredients.

You will need just 5 ingredients to make this healthy beverage – Fresh Ginger Root, Cinnamon Stick, Ground or Fresh Turmeric, Fresh Lemon, and Water.

Ginger – Fresh ginger root gives a lovely spicy kick to this tea. If fresh ginger is unavailable, add ½ teaspoon of ground ginger in its place.

Turmeric – You can use either fresh turmeric or ground turmeric.

If using fresh turmeric, use 1 teaspoon grated fresh turmeric instead of ½ teaspoon dry turmeric powder.

Fresh turmeric root is generally available in whole foods.

If you use turmeric powder, I 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 a little honey (not vegan) or any other sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar if you like the sweet tea.

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 juice in place of lemon juice.

Cinnamon gives this drink a nice flavor and has its own health benefits.

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-fed butter also improves curcumin absorption.

You can also add green tea bags (or loose green tea leaves) or black tea bags while making this tea.

You can also add organic licorice root, organic lemongrass, and organic peppermint leaf to this tea recipe. They also have many medicinal properties.

How To Make Turmeric And Ginger Tea

Add 3 cups of water to a medium-sized 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
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground turmeric

and simmer for 5 minutes.

Ginger, cinnamon and turmeric added to boiling water.
Tea simmering.

Switch off the heat and remove the saucepan from heat.

Add ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir well. Add honey if you wish to.

Note – You can add a teaspoon of ghee at this stage for better absorption of curcumin (the bright yellow chemical in turmeric) by the body.

Lemon juice and honey added to the pan.

Strain the tea into 2 teacups using a tea strainer.

Straining the tea in a tea cup.

Serve hot.

Ready ginger turmeric tea.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make lemon ginger turmeric tea recipe with coconut milk?

You can make this tea along with coconut milk or any other milk, too.

Add 1 cup of milk, 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 in the coconut milk for 10 minutes for the flavors to steep. Strain and serve.

Is it safe to drink turmeric tea every day?

Turmeric is considered one of the most health-benefiting ingredients; therefore, it is good to include it in your everyday diet. But too much of anything can be harmful and have side effects, so make sure you limit the intake of turmeric tea to one cup a day.

How do I make iced ginger turmeric cinnamon tea?

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 filled with 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.

Storage Suggestions

Store the tea in an airtight container and refrigerate it for 3-4 days.

Do not add lemon juice and honey if you plan to reheat the tea. Add them after reheating and just before serving.

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Turmeric Ginger Tea is a 5 ingredient herbal 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 (vegan, gluten-free).
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Easy Herbal Turmeric Ginger Tea Recipe

Ginger Turmeric Tea is a 5 ingredient herbal 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.
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 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, sugar or maple syrup (optional)
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Instructions 

  • 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.

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Notes

If fresh ginger is not available, then add ½ teaspoon of ground ginger in its place.
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.
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.

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 33mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    My whole family loves this recipe! I serve it with steamed coconut and oat milk with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. 🙂