A couple of New Years ago, I was poorly – really poorly and then….
*Whispers* I discovered a magic tea.
I had tried EVERYTHING. I inhaled steam, I swallowed spoonfuls of honey, I ate raw garlic, dozens of oranges and more medication than I even want to think about. Nothing had anywhere near the overall effect of Turmeric Tea.
Turmeric wasn’t something I cooked with very often, but while researching old remedies, I kept coming across recommendations. If we’re to believe the tea drinkers of the past, Turmeric acts as everything from an anti-inflammatory, to a youth serum! In India, it’s been used in cooking, skin care and medicine for centuries.
These days science backs up the far reaching power of this golden coloured spice. Arthritis, dementia and even cancer researchers have discovered properties within Turmeric that may help develop treatments.
I was keen to try out Turmeric myself and started drinking it in a kind of tea. For my first batch I followed an old recipe but I tweaked it to suit my pallet and I suggest you do the same with mine.
I’ve used almond milk but you can use any milk you like and because I’m a fan of spice, my version has black pepper and plenty of ginger, but again, you can omit or reduce these ingredients too.
You Will Need
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
A little freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon turmeric (more if you can stand it)
450 ml water
150 ml milk
Honey to taste
- Combine the spices and water together in a pan
- Slowly bring to a boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes
- Warm your milk
- Add milk and honey to the pan and combine well.
- If like me, you like a frothy drink then mix with a hand blender. Otherwise it’s ready to serve as is
Whatever you do, don’t spill this golden milk! It’s a beautiful colour however you’ll probably not think so if it ends up all over your carpet ?
The tea tastes warm and comforting but odd – it’s a flavour that takes a bit of getting used to but, if you like chai, you’ll probably be a fan. Even if you don’t love it as much as I do, you’re sure to love the boost it gives you. I found it somewhat cleared my rather foggy brain, boosted my energy levels and even soothed my chesty cough. Given that it did all that cheaply, quickly and without any chemical nasties – you’d be daft not to give it a go!
Love Rachel ❤️