A mug of turmeric tea with fresh ginger and turmeric on a wooden table
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Turmeric Ginger Tea Recipe

A simple, heartwarming recipe made of just five ingredients to keep you warm in the winters. Let's go through the step by step process of making turmeric ginger tea at home. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water filtered
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1-2 tsp grated turmeric root/turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp honey/lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • To make turmeric ginger tea, first, bring the water to a boil in a saucepan or stainless steel pot. 
  • Before you get started, you would want a fresh ginger root, which can be grated for preparing tea. Similarly, turmeric is also a root in its fresh form and should be grated in preparation for brewing this tea. 
  • Add the turmeric and ginger, and then bring the heat down to a simmer.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for 10-15 minutes. You can steep the mixture for a lesser duration if you do not wish to make it too strong. 
  • Strain the tea into a teapot. Add the black pepper, lemon juice, and honey, and enjoy the beverage!
    A mug of turmeric tea with fresh ginger and turmeric on a wooden table

Notes

Piperine, the active ingredient in pepper, helps to increase the bioavailability of turmeric, so if you want the full effect of curcumin, it is always wise to consume it along with black pepper. Honey and lemon are both included in the recipe to add sweetness and palatability to the drink.