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Ginger Turmeric Tea – Golden Tea

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Soothing ginger turmeric tea with lemon and black pepper. Healing, warming and comforting tea full of benefits.




Turmeric Tea


Incredible golden tea made with fresh turmeric, ginger, black pepper, honey and lemon and so soothing for my sore throat.

Last night my throat started to ache and it got worse and worse during the night. As I didn’t have any turmeric paste for golden milk in the fridge anymore, I googled for some other remedy and read that turmeric tea with ginger and honey is great against sore throat.

I immediately made such tea and what a revelation that was! Best tea I’ve ever had!!!! No kidding!

And the sore throat actually got better after sipping on this tea all day long. It’s not completely gone (that would be a miracle), but it is better, at least I can swallow normally without screwing my face in pain as I did in the morning.

You definitely have to try this! You will love its aroma, the sweet and lemony taste, and that surprising peppery kick. Not to mention that beautiful orange color. The ginger turmeric tea will be very dark orange at first, but once you add just a little lemon juice, the tea will brighten up and will look like liquid gold!

The recipe makes 1 large mug of tea, but feel free to make as much as you want. I usually make about 3-4 cups and keep the tea in the Thermos bottle.

I didn’t follow a certain recipe, I just read about the way of making this tea and made my own concoction.


Turmeric Tea




  • It contains curcumin which is a strong antioxidant and is anti-inflammatory. Some studies even suggest that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties are as effective as some anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects. (source)
  • It is also assumed that turmeric lowers the risk of brain disease, heart disease or cancer.


  • Ginger is also a strong antioxidant and it is anti-inflammatory.
  • It is known to aid digestion and relieve nausea (I’ve been drinking gallons of ginger tea during both my pregnancies), it helps ease a cold or the flu, it can relieve pain during menstruation, helps reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Black pepper:

  • The curcumin in turmeric is so good for us, but it is rather poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. To help with that process, you should always add some black pepper to your turmeric drinks or dishes. Black pepper enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%.


  • Honey is one of the best remedies for soar throat.


  • It contains lots of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and helps with any cold.


  • Cinnamon is also an antioxidant and helps fight infections.


Turmeric Tea



  • Turmeric is a ginger-like rhizome. It is bright orange and stains everything, you might think about wearing gloves when preparing fresh turmeric.
  • You might find it in some supermarkets, but it is not that easy to find. At least not that easy as it is to find ground turmeric.
  • When replacing the fresh turmeric with ground turmeric, you should use about a third of the needed amount of fresh turmeric.
  • So, in this recipe, you will need a piece of fresh turmeric about as long and thick as your little finger. I replace that with about ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric.



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Ginger Turmeric Tea - Golden Tea

Soothing ginger turmeric tea with lemon and black pepper. Healing, warming, and comforting tea full of benefits.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Adina


  • 1 piece of fresh turmeric as long and thick as your little finger or ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 piece fresh ginger about as large as half of your thumb
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • a few grindings of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice to taste
  • 1 cup water 250 ml


  • Boil water: Measure the water in a large mug, pour it into a small pan, and bring it to a boil.
  • Slice: In the meantime, slice the turmeric and the ginger into thin slices.
  • Simmer: Turn the heat down and add the turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and pepper to the pot. Simmer gently for 4-5 minutes.
  • Sieve the tea through a fine-mesh sieve back into the mug, add honey and fresh lemon juice to taste. Stir well and enjoy it.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g
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Monday 20th of July 2020

I am getting a sore throat. I definitely will try this right now. I am all about healing my body naturally. I cannot take any sort of cough or cold suppressant due to asthma


Monday 26th of March 2018

Yes, I know that, I have mentioned it in my Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk post. However, I was not aiming for more than a nice hot tea to calm my sore throat when I've made this recipe, I didn't claim anything else in the post. You could add some coconut oil in the tea if you like to boost its effectiveness or use the turmeric paste mentioned before and stir that into hot water.


Thursday 30th of March 2017

Adina, I just try your recipe today. I will must say it has a wonderful soothing taste. I will recommend all to make it.


Friday 31st of March 2017

Thank you,Amber. I'm glad you liked it.?

Evi @ greenevi

Friday 30th of September 2016

Such a beautiful, healing tea! Love the colour and tastes of turmeric, especially nowadays, when the weather got a little bit colder. Hope you are feeling better already!! :)


Wednesday 28th of September 2016

I am absolutely loving these tumeric recipes! This is definitely the cure for the common cold. I "almost" want to get a cold so I can see how this works. In the meantime, I'll just enjoy it and say healthy. :)