A great health booster to sip during winter and monsoon, Ginger Turmeric Tea is a 5 ingredient beverage. 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.
About This Recipe
Turmeric and Ginger Tea is a warming hot drink made using fresh ginger and ground or fresh 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 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 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 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 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.
Health Benefits OF Turmeric And Ginger
- These two ingredients are good for the functioning of the heart and 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, they also helps with regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and aids the immune system.
- They are beneficial for weight loss as well.
You will need just 5 ingredients to make this healthy beverage – Fresh Ginger, Cinnamon Stick, Turmeric, Lemon, and Water.
Ginger – Fresh ginger gives a lovely spicy kick to this tea.
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 is generally available in whole foods.
If you are using turmeric powder, I would suggest you use good-quality organic powder.
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 (maple syrup, agave nectar) of your choice 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.
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 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, 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 tea as shown in the process and let it cool down. Once it comes to room temperature, pour it in a glass 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.