I’ve been drinking this turmeric tea for years now, it is really warming and refreshing. Turmeric Tea is great for a sore throat or a cold, but I’ve been drinking a few cups of this tea every day. It is so simple to make and tastes delicious – it curbs the mid-afternoon sugar cravings and is just really energising.
The four ingredients in this tea each have their own health benefits:
A colourful root, similar in looks to ginger, turmeric has long been used for both its’ health benefits and its’ colourful attributes. This article from the BBC lists anti-inflammatory properties, and the supportuing of cognitive performance as two of the major health benefits of turmeric.
As well as giving a zingy flavour to drinks and dishes, Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which “may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and lower blood pressure”, according to this Healthline article.
Another flavour-packed ingredient, ginger is also full of health-boosting properties. This article in Womens Health magazine lists clearer skin, relief from neasure, and lowered cholesterol as just some of the health benefits that come with consuming plenty of ginger.
Honey is made by bees, from the pollen and nectar they collect from plants, and is commonly used for sweetening food and drinks. The key health benefit of honey (beside its near-magical ability to soothe a sore throat) include its’ antibacterial properties, which are linked to myrad health improvements, including lower blood pressure and better cholesterol levels, according to this Healthline article. Honey is not generally considered vegan, as it is produced by animals and is not plant-based. Good vegan alternatives include agave nectar, maple syrup or caster sugar.
Additionally, drinking plenty of tea like this adds to your water consumption, keeping you hydrated.
These quantities serve one, or you can double them into a pot for two. The tea doesn’t really need a full recipe , but just in case:
This recipe makes a pot of Turmeric Tea, which has great healing and energising properties of turmeric, ginger, lemon and honey. Turmeric Tea is great for a sore throat or a cold, and it can also curb mid-afternoon sugar cravings
- 1 Lemon Wedge (between ¼ and ⅙)
- 1 in. Ginger (fresh)
- ½ tsp. Honey
- ¼ tsp. Ground Turmeric
Put all the ingredients in a mug or small teapot. The turmeric has never stained any of my crockery but I would advise against using your finest china, just in case
Cover with hot water (just off the boil), stir and allow to infuse for five minutes or so
Drink your turmeric tea whilst it is hot, and feel the warming, energising benefits right away