If you are having trouble including these anti-inflammatory spices in your diet, here is an alternative to supplements. Actually quite tasty! I believe this tea is popular in Okinawa, Japan. Just remember turmeric stains. I make mine in an old mason jar, wrapped in an old tea towel! Turmeric is used for medicinal purposes in India.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan; add turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain tea into a large glass; add honey and lemon wedge.

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Cook's Note:

Maple syrup can be substituted for the honey, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

37 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 10.3g; fat 0.1g; sodium 8.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2015
There is no need to strain this, the spices are good for you! I liked this hot or cold. Make sure to cool this so when the hot tea is poured over ice, it doesn't crack the glass if serving as an iced beverage! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2019
Tried this ,it was good ! Going to make a 4 cup batch without the honey and mix it with 4 cups of green tea . Going to drink it b4 and to break my fast Read More
(2)
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2015
There is no need to strain this, the spices are good for you! I liked this hot or cold. Make sure to cool this so when the hot tea is poured over ice, it doesn't crack the glass if serving as an iced beverage! Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2018
my mother is in stage 4 lung cancer she also has bone cancer as well as a brain tumor. on typical day she wakes up crying like an infant . for the first time in months she's woke up without pain it's amazing. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
I make this all the time in the cold months with fresh organic Turmeric and Ginger. I also use organic lemon wedge and raw honey. Reducing the toxins while receiving the full benefits of the tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2016
I love this recipe because it's the perfect upset-tummy-head-cold-stuffy-nose-its-too-crummy-outside type tea. You can also gauge how much of one ingredient or another you want over the times of making it. I personally add more ginger so that it helps my throat feel good. I also enjoy it MUCH more when its warm, it's the perfect tummy and cold remedy. The tea is also filled with wonderful nutrients and vitamins that make your digestive tract very happy, and your body very healthy :) **TIPS the turmeric WILL stain anything that you use to make this! I use a dark colored pot, and immediately wash the strainer and spoon I use when I make this. I store it in a drink container (about 2 qt) that is meant only for this tea! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2017
in order for your body to use the Tumeric properly you must add black pepper to the drink .An easier way to do it is to buy Tumeric tablets containing the black pepper and drink it with the tea. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2017
I doubled the recipe (to have more for later), added a few peppercorns (from other recipes) crushed the ginger and boiled the whole thing with a half lemon sliced with the rind and a cinnamon stick, strained and it came out quite lovely and fragrant, similar to a "friendship tea." Had to add a little extra honey because the lemon made it sour. I have shared this recipe with my patients recovering from colds and other respiratory illnesses or who have aches and pains. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2016
Love, love, love this tea! Simple, fast, inexpensive and healing!!! I double the ginger because I enjoy the little tingle that I feel in the back of my throat as I drink it. It is also a reminder to me of just how healing this tea is. I don't care for lemon in my tea so I left that out. I also did not strain it. I want all of that goodness inside of me!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2015
A very nice soothing tea. I think i would cut back on the turmeric and cinnamon next time as i found them a bit overpowering. I used maple syrup and added an extra teaspoon to balance the flavor.As it cools it is quite tasty and i will make this again. Thank you nascarrunner71 for the recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2015
Loved it! I used fresh ginger and fresh turmeric without cinnamon. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2019
Tried this ,it was good ! Going to make a 4 cup batch without the honey and mix it with 4 cups of green tea . Going to drink it b4 and to break my fast Read More
(2)
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