This Turmeric Ginger Tea has been my go-to drink all throughout the cold winter days that we are still getting used to. Though we have been enjoying this tea warm (along with a little bot of honey), come summer, I plan on serving it cold. Made with only 5 ingredients, this heartwarming natural remedy for cold winter days is ready in less than 15 minutes.
The first time I had ginger tea was when we went to Dominica back in 2013. Until then, I only used ginger in my cooking, mostly in curry dishes. However, on that small island nation, being one of the most popular plants grown on the island, ginger tea was a way of life. Islanders would start their days with a hot cup of ginger tea and then continue with ginger ice tea or ginger lemonade throughout the day.
Since then, throughout the years, my husband and I enjoyed a cup of ginger tea here and there. However lately, with Vermont winter being full force, this year we have been making some almost every day. For the last few months, I have also been adding some turmeric into it as, similar to ginger, turmeric has a ton of antioxidant and anti inflammatory benefits. They say, it helps cleanse liver, boost immunity, and help with digestion. With almost everyone around us being sick, a cup of this Turmeric Ginger Tea has been our natural medicine.
About The Recipe:
There is hardly a recipe here. All you have to do is to place the chopped ginger and turmeric into a small saucepan, add in a few slices of lemon, cover it with water and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, strain through a strainer and serve with a slice of lemon.
The amount of ginger and turmeric you use totally depends on your preference. If you like it strong, use more and vice versa. I only used a few slices of lemon, but you can add in more if you prefer.
I like my Turmeric Ginger Tea just by itself, but my husband prefers it with some honey. If we have leftovers, I placed it in a jar, keep it in the fridge to enjoy the next day as a cold beverage.
Turmeric Ginger Tea
This Turmeric Ginger Tea has been my go-to drink all throughout the cold winter days that we are still getting used to. Though we have been enjoying this warm along with a little bot of honey, come summer, I plan on serving it cold. Made with only 5 ingredients, this heartwarming natural remedy for cold winter days is ready in less than 15 minutes.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: Drink
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: American
- 1 ½ inch turmeric root, cut into small pieces
- 1 ½ inch ginger root, cut into small pieces
- 3-4 slices of lemon, more for serving
- 4 cups of filtered water
- Honey, optional
- Place turmeric, ginger, and lemon slices in a small saucepan. Pour in the water.
- Bring it to a boil. Strain. Serve immediately with a lemon slice and honey, if desired.
- If you have any leftovers, feel free to place into a jar, cover it tightly with a lid, and keep in the fridge up to a week.
- You can serve this drink cold, but it is best to add the honey while it is still hot so that it will be easier for it to dissolve.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 72
- Sugar: 3.2g
- Sodium: 42.9mg
- Fat: 0.4g
- Carbohydrates: 14.8g
- Fiber: 3.8g
- Protein: 4g
- Cholesterol: 0.9mg