Turmeric is lauded for its healing powers in folk medicine and Ayurveda, it’s even highly recommended as part of a Kundalini lifestyle. Research has shown that turmeric promotes digestion, reduces inflammation and joint paint, and even promotes cellular repair.
You may recognize it as the spice that gives curry its bold yellow colour, but some recipes, like this tea, allow turmeric to shine in its own sweeter, delicious right. A word of warning: turmeric is used as a dye for a good reason – it stains anything it comes into contact with, so best to wear an apron.
This is a paste that you can use for one cup of tea and then store the rest in the refrigerator. Making tea is very easy, and we provide a few customizable options for you to enjoy your own cup!
This can be made into iced tea by adding lots of ice to dissolved tea for summertime enjoyment.
- 1/3 cup local, raw honey (local honey helps build immunity to seasonal allergies)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons dried, ground turmeric (fresh is best)
- freshly ground black pepper
- ginger medallions
- maple syrup
In a mortar and pestle, combine the turmeric and honey until a paste forms. Transfer to a sealable jar and refrigerate.
For each cup of tea, use one heaping teaspoon of the turmeric paste and dissolve in hot (shy of boiling) in your favourite mug. Mix meditatively until completely dissolved, and add your favourite complementary flavours. (You’ll be shocked by how tasty black pepper is in here!)
Keep a small spoon with you and drink immediately – the mixture may settle at the bottom of your mug if you linger too long.