A great health booster to sip in winter and monsoon, Ginger Turmeric Tea is just a 5 ingredient beverage. It gets ready in under 5 minutes and perks you up in no time. So, here’s a quick and simple guide to making a soothing cup of Turmeric and Ginger Tea.
About This Recipe
Turmeric and Ginger Tea is a warming hot drink made using fresh ginger and turmeric. It is a great drink to sip on when you are feeling low, down with cold or flu, have an upset stomach, or need to destress.
Ginger Turmeric Tea is a healing beverage tonic which is more of a tisane than tea. Which 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 tea is earthy and slightly bitter. It is zingy and tangy at the same time
The two main ingredients of this tea – ginger and turmeric, both have anti-inflammatory properties, making it even better to sip on this, 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. Aah, I miss such days! And with winters approaching soon, this ginger and turmeric tea will be back on the daily menu soon.
Although many people use fresh turmeric root while making it, it is fine to use it even the dry, ground one for this tea. In fact, I have used dry turmeric in this recipe.
Due to its health benefits, this Turmeric 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, but in Summers I enjoy this tea chilled with lots of ice, and believe me, it is as comforting as the hot one.
This Turmeric Ginger Tea is,
- 5 ingredients 5 Minutes
- Anti – Inflammatory
- Vegan (without honey)
- No Refined Sugar
- Healing + warming + Comforting
- Easy + Quick + One Pot
- Prepared hot as well as cold
You will need just 5 ingredients for this one – Fresh Ginger, Cinnamon Stick, Turmeric, Lemon, and Water.
If you want it to be a little sweet, then you can also add honey.
You can even add fresh turmeric instead of turmeric powder. If you are using fresh turmeric, then use 1 tsp grated fresh turmeric in place of ½ tsp dry turmeric powder.
If you are using turmeric powder, I would suggest you use good quality or organic one for this tea. Sometimes low-quality turmeric powder is adulterated with artificial color and you don’t want to use that.
Use freshly squeezed lemon juice to make this tea. You can adjust the quantity according to your taste. You can even use lime in place of lemon.
Cinnamon is a must, as it adds that much needed spice in a rather sweet tea.
Optional – Add some crushed black pepper or a pinch of cayenne to include their benefits in the tea. Adding a little oil like coconut oil, avocado oil, or grass feed butter makes the absorption of curcumin better.
- It is good for the functioning of the heart and it also lowers 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.
- Moreover, it also helps with regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and aids the immune system.
- Lastly, this tea is beneficial for weight loss as well.
How to make Ginger and Turmeric Tea?
Add 3 cups of water to a medium size saucepan and bring it to a boil.
Add 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 whole cinnamon stick and 1 tsp ground turmeric and simmer for 5 minutes.
Switch off the heat and add ¼ cup lemon juice. Add honey if you wish to.
Strain the tea in 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, so make sure you limit the intake of turmeric tea to one tsp a day. That means, one cup of this tea can be had per day.
You have to do anything extra or different. Just prepare the tea as shown in the process and let it cool down. Once it comes to room temperature, add in lots of ice cubes and enjoy your iced ginger and turmeric tea.
I will suggest you make it fresh, as it tastes best that way. Keeping it for longer can give it very strong flavors due to its ingredients. So make it fresh, as it is easy and super quick.
Pro Tips by Neha
If using fresh turmeric, use ½ inch piece for 1 tsp of ground turmeric.
Fresh turmeric is generally available in wholefoods.
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 tsp of oil like coconut oil, avocado oil or grass-fed butter will help the absorption of curcumin better.
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Ginger Turmeric Tea
- 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 whole cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- honey (optional)
- Add 3 cups of water to a medium size saucepan and bring it to a boil.
- Add 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 whole cinnamon stick, and 1 tsp ground turmeric and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Switch off the heat and add ¼ cup lemon juice. Add honey if you wish to.
- Strain the tea in 2 teacups using a tea strainer.
- Serve hot.