One of the ways you can use turmeric and benefit from consuming more of the healthy spice is by making turmeric tea. This is easier than you might think and will give you tea with just a little kick. It will not only be a delicious tea, but one with loads of health benefits.
Start With a Pot of Boiling Water
In order to make your own turmeric tea, you will need to begin the process with a pot of boiling water. Turmeric tea is better when the turmeric is freshly-grated, but you can use it in powdered form if that is all you have. Once the pot of water is boiling, and you will need about 4 cups of water, you will add your grated turmeric to the water. You can also add some ginger to the water as well. Leave the temperature as it was so the water continues to boil with the turmeric inside.
Simmer Your Tea
When the pot of boiling water has the turmeric added, you will then want to let it simmer for about 10 minutes. This allows the water to get full flavor from your turmeric and anything else you added at the time. Once the tea has simmered long enough, you will then need to remove it from the heat and strain it with a sieve. Before serving it, adding something to the tea to let the turmeric absorb a little better is highly recommended. Coconut oil is perfect for this, but black pepper can also be used if you don’t mind a little kick to your tea.
Add Your Choice of Flavoring
There are a few different ways to add more flavoring to your turmeric tea, both while it is boiling, as well as after the tea is done. Two common ingredients that are used to add flavor to turmeric tea after it is done are honey and lemon. These allow you to have a classic tea taste with the added health benefits of the turmeric. You can also have your tea taste similar to coffee by adding milk or sugar, or even flavored creamer.
You can flavor the tea while it is still boiling by adding flavored tea bags along with your turmeric, such as adding a lemongrass tea bag or a fruit-flavored tea bag. Here are some other ways to add flavoring to your turmeric tea:
* Use cinnamon in the tea, either before or after it is done
* Try adding some peppercorns while it is cooking, removing them during straining
* Add a little bit of sea salt once it is done
* Try different types of milk, such as coconut milk, soy milk, or almond milk
Try your own combination of herbs and seasonings for your turmeric tea.
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5 thoughts on “Tips For Making Turmeric Tea Homemade Tasty Turmeric Brew”
My mother used to make us salabat or ginger ale. Now that you have shown a good recipe for turmeric tea, I might as well boil a pot with ginger. I know turmeric tea helps prevent cancer, boosts immune functions and helps reduce cardio vascular complications. Maybe I should try it with a mixture of coconut oil because I haven’t tried that one yet.
We use to purchase turmeric powder from local organic online sellers but of course, I’m not really sure about the quality. I also put a bit of turmeric powder on some dishes just to get a good supplement of health benefits it gives. Thank you for sharing this. It’s gonna be another lovely and calming day trying out your recipe.
I like your style MissusB in the way you have no fear to mix it up with other Natural substances like ginger and coconut:) And you just can’t beat Organic. With the demand of being made with the best turmeric supplements finding sources of good suppliers is scarce, but most definitely on my to do list. so please stay tuned here.
All the best Rob
Nice article, I really like to use turmeric and I also use turmeric in cooking because turmeric is one of the best medicine in Ayurveda and we use turmeric for bleeding cuts in finger and it is best natural medicine. I think that turmeric tea is best for cold and is more healthy. My mom used to give me turmeric tea long back ago and now it is time for me.
Thank you for sharing such useful information and I hope it is healthy information too, I really love this article.
Thanks for your valuable input, your mom was obviously a wise lady, and commend you for keeping up the tradition with your own.
I am sure you will all love this turmeric tea recipe.
Cheers to good health…
Turmeric tea, hmm I will try it today. I have had a turmeric latte which I thoroughly enjoyed .
Turmeric is a wonderful spice which I use a lot in cooking especially through the winter months in soups and casseroles but using it in tea seems a good way to get a dose of turmeric and all its health benefits at other times of the year.
Thank you for sharing these tips, I am going to make mine now.