How to Make Turmeric Ginger Tea
Turmeric ginger tea can be brewed at home very easily, and all you need is fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, lemon, honey and black pepper. Piperine, the active ingredient in pepper, helps to increase the bioavailability of turmeric, so if you want the full effect of curcumin, it is always wise to consume it along with black pepper. Honey and lemon are both included in the recipe to add sweetness and palatability to the drink. To begin with, you want a fresh ginger root, which can then be grated for preparing tea. Similarly, turmeric is also a root in its fresh form, and should be grated in preparation for brewing this tea.
- 1 cup of water (filtered)
- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon of grated turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
Step 1 – Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan or stainless steel pot.
Step 2 – Add the turmeric and ginger, and then bring the heat down to a simmer.
Step 3 – Allow the mixture to steep for 10-15 minutes.
Step 4 – Strain the tea into a teapot.
Step 5 – Add the black pepper and honey, and then enjoy!