If you're looking for a delicious and healthy way to drink your tea, you must try lemon ginger turmeric tea! This tea is packed full of flavor and health benefits, making it the perfect drink for any time of day. Plus, it's really easy to make, so you can enjoy it anytime you want. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing tea and how to make it yourself.
We love rituals. We always toast, even with tea; that's one!
5 minutes, 3 ingredients, and 1 simmering pot!
Another one is drinking this turmeric ginger lemon tea. It is our way to reset our bodies every morning. Sometimes we do, drinking our morning celery juice, sometimes drinking this tea. During detox periods, we use juices and smoothies, as we alternate between our detox juice, detox smoothies, an energizing antioxidant matcha smoothie, and hydrating drinks in conjunction with this fantastic infusion.
🙌🏻 Lemon ginger turmeric tea benefits
There are few things more refreshing than a cup of hot tea, and when it is infused with the fragrant flavors of lemon, ginger, and turmeric, it becomes even more delicious. But did you know that this combination of ingredients can also have major health benefits?
- Organic Lemon - these fruits are packed with Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that is essential for boosting the immune system.
- Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can help reduce swelling and pain.
- And turmeric is an antioxidant-rich superfood linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and joint pain.
This turmeric ginger lemon tea recipe is made with these three simple, fresh ingredients plus an optional cinnamon stick and maple syrup as a sweetener.
- Fresh lemon juice - Lemon juice is packed with Vitamin C, which is essential for boosting the immune system. It also helps to improve digestion and reduce inflammation. What's more, the citrus flavor can help to wake you up and give you a boost of energy.
- Fresh ginger root - is a spice with a long history of use in many cultures. It has a sharp, slightly sweet taste that can add a unique flavor to food. But ginger is more than just a seasoning. This versatile root also has many health benefits.
- Ginger contains compounds that can help to relieve nausea and vomiting. For this reason, it is often used to treat motion sickness and pregnancy-related nausea. Ginger is also a natural anti-inflammatory, effectively treating pain and swelling. Some studies have even shown that ginger can help treat arthritis.
In addition to its many health benefits, ginger also brings a delicious flavor to the tea. This popular beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold and is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day.
Whether you're enjoying a cup of ginger tea on your own or sharing it with friends, you're sure to appreciate the unique taste that this spice brings to the table.
- Fresh turmeric root - Turmeric is a spice that has long been used in Indian cuisine. It is believed to have health benefits, including improving digestion and relieving pain. Turmeric is also a natural anti-inflammatory, making it a good choice for those suffering from arthritis. When added to tea, turmeric can give the drink a slightly earthy flavor. It can also be used to add color to the tea. Turmeric tea is often drunk for its health benefits, but it can also be enjoyed simply for its taste.
- Natural sweeteners - like maple syrup, agave syrup, date paste, and stevia leaves.
Freshly ground black pepper
You won't feel it in your tonic, but this trick is essential to augment the bioavailability of ground turmeric, thus improving your body’s absorption of this golden root.
It has been shown to have many health benefits. It can help to regulate blood sugar levels, and it also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. In addition, cinnamon is a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect cells from damage. Cinnamon can help boost the flavor and health benefits of the tea when used in tea.
To make turmeric ginger and cinnamon tea, add one cinnamon stick to the water.
Sometimes add two or three cloves to the mix, just for a change, and also enjoy some extra health benefits.
They are a rich source of antioxidants, which can help to protect your body against damage from free radicals. They also contain eugenol, a natural antiseptic, and anesthetic, which can help to relieve pain and inflammation.
In addition, cloves have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, making them effective at fighting infections.
Cloves are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, magnesium, and sodium. These nutrients are essential for good health and can help to boost your immune system, support cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer. Furthermore, cloves can help to improve digestion and detoxify the body.
Add one or two of these beauties to your simmering water. This beautiful spice has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. Some of star anise health benefits:
- aiding in digestion
- soothing the stomach
- relieving gas and cramps
- reducing inflammation
- boosting the immune system
- helping to fight off infection
- treating colds and flu symptoms
- providing anti-cancer benefits
Apple cider vinegar
Add one tablespoon to your morning tonic. This fermented condiment contains probiotics, enzymes, and organic acids. These nutrients promote gut health by helping restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut and providing a host of other health benefits. Some of the apple cider vinegar benefits include:
- Improved blood sugar regulation
- Weight loss
- Reduced cholesterol level
- Reduced risk of heart disease
- Protection against cancer
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Turmeric ginger tea recipe:
- Bring a kettle or a pot of water to a simmer at around 194 ºF (90 ºC).
- Cut the lemon in half, ginger, and turmeric into slices or grind them with a shredder.
- Add the simmering water to the lemon, turmeric, ginger, and optional cinnamon stick. Alternatively, simmer in a pot at low heat for five minutes.
- If you choose to use grated ginger or turmeric, pour the tea through a fine sieve.
- Optionally, sweeten with maple syrup.
- Serve and enjoy hot.
squeeze the lemon
add fresh turmeric and ginger
Alternative method 1: put the water to simmer with all the ingredients, except for the sweetener and the consumption.
Alternative method 2: put the turmeric and ginger in a tea ball strainer or tea ball infuser, and let it sit in hot water for 5 minutes.
Tip: depending on your dishes turmeric can dye, so make sure you use stain resistant cookware or cups. This will make the flavors more intense than simply pouring water on top.
Using ground spices
Another option to avoid touching turmeric is to put all the ingredients in a tea leaves container and then discard the content.
Sometimes you just have all the ingredients in your pantry; they are just not fresh. It is definitely better to use fresh spices, but the ground is OK. We recommend
It can be easier and more comfortable to use ground turmeric root since it dyes. Ensure to take extra care with your hands and clothes. Once turmeric touches your skin or clothing, it is difficult to remove the stains.
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Tonics and infusions are always best consumed fresh but if you made a batch, just store it in an airtight glass container with a lid and consumer it within one or two days. Bring the tea to a boil and add lemon slices right before consuming it to revive its flavor.
You can also consume this infusion cold if you which, just as we do with our homemade pineapple water.
Yes, you can. In this case, we recommend you also add black pepper. More info on the bioavailability of turmeric. In short, raw turmeric doesn’t require ground black pepper for absorption because its natural oils aid absorption, but powdered turmeric requires ground or cracked black pepper.
You can make ginger powder tea by replacing one tablespoon of fresh ginger with
½ teaspoon of ground ginger.
You can make ginger powder tea by replacing one tablespoon of fresh ginger with ½ teaspoon of ground ginger.
The best time to drink turmeric and ginger tea is either first thing in the morning or before bed.
Turmeric and ginger tea is great for aiding digestion, so drinking them before meals is ideal. However, drinking it first thing in the morning is best if you're looking for a detoxifying drink to help cleanse your system.
If you want to promote good sleep, drink it before bedtime.
Yes, it is definitely good to drink turmeric and ginger every day! Turmeric has numerous health benefits, including reducing inflammation, helping to prevent Alzheimer's disease and cancer, and improving digestion.
Ginger is also very beneficial for human health, providing relief from nausea and vomiting, pain relief, and helping to improve cardiovascular health. Together, these two ingredients make a potent health tonic that can help improve overall well-being.
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Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 whole lemon juiced
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or agave syrup or stevia
- 1 pinch of black pepper to activate the turmeric’s properties
- Add-in. To a small saucepan, add all the ingredients and water.
- Whisk to combine and warm over medium heat. Heat until hot to the touch but not boiling – about 3 minutes – whisking frequently.
- Strain. Pass through a colander if you used freshly ground ginger and/or turmeric roots.
- Turn off heat and let it sit before consuming.
- Put the kettle to 90 ºC or 194 ºF.
- Squeeze the lemon in a cup, add the sliced or grated ginger and turmeric and pour the water in.
- Let sit for 3-4 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- Best when fresh, but it can be stored covered in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat on the stovetop until hot.
Tea ball strainer method
- put the turmeric and ginger in a tea ball strainer or tea ball infuser, and let it sit in hot water for 5 minutes.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking points to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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Momolabo Ebidero says
Your article is very detailed and very insightful. I’m not a tea person so I make drinks instead. For my drink, I blend ginger and turmeric and add into boiled water and let it sit for awhile. I then add some cloves, lime juice with some lime skins and drain out letting some of the blended ginger and turmeric through and down it all.
That's cool! We also love those kinds of infusions. You can literally make and delicious infusion out of thin air! thanks for sharing your recipe!
Love this healthy and totally delicious lemon ginger turmeric tea! Perfect afternoon drink.
This drink helped me a lot with a cold!
That's great, Jacquie! I am glad you are feeling better! Thanks for your review.
I have friends that swear by this. First time making it and it was so nice! Love the kick from the ginger!
I am glad you enjoyed the turmeric tea Dana; drinking it daily is a great habit to incorporate.
Great tea recipe, especially right now with so much flu and *vid going around. Plus, our kid is in day care so anything we can do to support immunity and to lower inflammation is a bonus!
Yes, it is super important to keep immunity high, and nothing is better than natural ingredients. 🙂
Lemon ginger is a favorite in the winter when I'm not feeling my best, really must try it with fresh turmeric in there for the added benefits. Such a great color, too.
One of my favorite teas! I always drink this when I'm feeling under the weather. Now, I may start drinking it daily! Thanks for the great recipe.
I love this recipe! This tea was so refreshing and has easily become my new morning go to refreshment!
I love turmeric milk but never had tried turmeric tea before! Loved this recipe - it was the perfect way to start my day!
I am glad you liked this turmeric tonic! Definitely a great way to get the day going! Thanks for your review! 🙂