Get The Tea On Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda and other traditional medicines for many years. It is promoted for its anti-inflammatory properties and used as a spice across many popular cuisines. Present day research shows that there could be an association between Turmeric and its healing properties, however, some studies have conflicting results.

What does that mean for you?

It means it may or may not have an effect, but is general safe in regular amounts.

We also know it tastes great as an iced tea on warm days.

Iced Turmeric and
Cinnamon Tea Ingredients

Iced Turmeric and Cinnamon Tea is a refreshing and healthy beverage with a combination of spices known for their potential health benefits. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this flavorful drink:

Ingredients:

  1. Water: 2 cups (for brewing the tea)
  2. Turmeric: 1-2 teaspoons of ground turmeric or 1-2 small turmeric root slices (fresh turmeric is preferred if available)
  3. Cinnamon: 1-2 cinnamon sticks or 1-2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  4. Honey (optional): 1-2 tablespoons, or to taste, for sweetening
  5. Lemon or lime (optional): Fresh lemon or lime wedges for garnish and added flavor
  6. Ice cubes: A handful of ice cubes to chill the tea

Instructions:

  1. Boil the Water:
    • Start by boiling 2 cups of water. You’ll use this hot water to brew the tea.
  2. Add Turmeric and Cinnamon:
    • In a heatproof container or teapot, add the turmeric and cinnamon. If you’re using fresh turmeric root or cinnamon sticks, place them in the container.
  3. Pour Boiling Water:
    • Pour the hot water over the turmeric and cinnamon. Use a teapot or a heatproof glass container. Allow the spices to steep in the hot water for about 10-15 minutes. This will help release the flavors and properties of the spices.
  4. Strain and Cool:
    • After steeping, strain the tea into another container to remove the turmeric and cinnamon pieces or powder. Let the tea cool to room temperature.
  5. Sweeten (Optional):
    • If desired, add honey to the tea to sweeten it. Adjust the amount of honey to your taste preferences. Stir well to dissolve the honey.
  6. Chill and Serve:
    • Once the tea has cooled to room temperature, refrigerate it until it’s nicely chilled. You can also add ice cubes to the tea when serving to make it extra refreshing.
  7. Garnish (Optional):
    • Before serving, you can garnish the iced turmeric and cinnamon tea with fresh lemon or lime wedges for added flavor and a citrusy twist.
  8. Enjoy:
    • Serve the chilled tea in glasses and enjoy the refreshing and healthful flavors of iced turmeric and cinnamon tea.

This iced tea is not only delicious but also offers potential health benefits from the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and the antioxidant-rich cinnamon. You can adjust the quantities of turmeric, cinnamon, honey, and other ingredients to suit your taste preferences.

How To

  1. Brew a cup of Oolong Tea.
  2. While you are waiting for the teat to brew, add spices. Mix well.
  3. Pour over ice and add a splash of coconut milk.
  4. Serve with lemon slices.

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