Incredible golden tea made with fresh turmeric, ginger, black pepper, honey and lemon so soothing for my sore throat.
Although I am in the middle of this Turmeric Series, I have to admit I had no intention whatsoever of posting a recipe for making turmeric tea. I have never had any before and after posting about the Turmeric Paste for Golden Milk I thought that would be enough as I generally don’t post too many drinks.
But last night my throat started to ache and it got worse and worse during the night. As I absolutely abhor sucking on throat drops (they taste so bahhhhhh), I googled for some remedy against the pain and found that turmeric and ginger tea with honey might help. As my kitchen is full of turmeric these days, I immediately made the 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 like 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.
The recipe makes 1 large tea mug, but feel free to make as much as you want. I didn’t follow a certain recipe, I just read about the way of making this tea and made my own concoction.
- 1 piece of fresh turmeric, as long and thick as your little finger
- 1 piece fresh ginger, about as large as half of your thumb
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- a grind of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ – 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, to taste
- Measure the water in a large mug, pour it into a small pan and bring it to a boil.
- In the meantime peel and finely grate the turmeric and the ginger.
- 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.
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