Fight off the viruses with this Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea! Freshly brewed cup of turmeric tea will help you stay healthy during cold winter months.
Guys, today I made for you this nourishing homemade turmeric tea. Now if you are new to turmeric, you might want to check out its health benefits.
We use both the fresh turmeric root and ground turmeric in cooking and we love it. To make this turmeric tea I used fresh root.
If you are looking for more healthy drink options, have a look at these easy recipes:
Ingredients needed to make immune boosting turmeric tea:
- Fresh Turmeric
- Fresh Ginger
- Black Pepper
Now if you are wondering why on earth you need to add black pepper to this immune boosting turmeric tea read on.
How to make turmeric tea
If you know how to make infused water or loose herbal tea, then you will have no problem making this immune boosting turmeric tea.
First you start with boiling water for the tea. Then, wash turmeric, ginger, mint and orange. Peel the turmeric and ginger. Just bear in mind that turmeric is also used as coloring so it will stain your fingers. The easiest option is to use gloves when peeling it. However, if you don’t mind having orange looking fingers for a day or two, then don’t worry about the gloves.
I thinly slice both the ginger and turmeric and place them in a mug or heat-proof jug. Add fresh mint leaves, a pinch of black pepper (per cup) and 1-2 orange slices.
Pour over boiling water and let it steep for 10-15 minutes before drinking. By the way, you can strain the tea before drinking. If you don’t, just bear in mind that the longer the tea sits the stronger it gets.
What are the health benefits of turmeric?
Turmeric has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that also help boost your immune system. Its most important compound is curcumin. Unfortunately, this compound is not easily absorbed by your body so you need to help it somehow.
And that is when black pepper comes in. Black pepper is added to this turmeric tea simply to help your body absorb curcumin. So it’s simple as that.
Check out this turmeric tea health benefits post to find out more about the power of fresh turmeric tea.
Good to know:
- Fresh Mint – if you don’t have fresh mint, you can omit this herb. Just add a bit more ginger or turmeric.
- Black Pepper – to get the most out of this turmeric tea, you should add black pepper to it. It will help your body absorb all the goodies from this tea so I it’s important you don’t omit it.
- Orange as well as lemon can be used.
- 2 cups Water
- 1 thumb size Turmeric Root , fresh
- 1 thumb size Ginger Root , fresh
- 1 Orange , small
- 2-3 Fresh Mint Sprigs
- A Pinch of Black Pepper , per cup
- Start off with boiling the water.
- Wash turmeric, ginger, orange and mint. Peel and thinly slice turmeric and ginger. Slice half of the orange.
- Divide all these ingredients in 2 cups/mugs and pour boiling water over. Add a pinch of black pepper and a squeeze of orange juice (optional).
- Let it steep for 10-15 minutes before drinking.
- If you prefer drinking clear tea, simply run it through a strainer.
- Black pepper helps your body absorb curcumin so try not to omit it.
- A sweetener of your choice can be used.
- Orange can be substituted with lemon.
- The preparation time includes 15 minutes of steeping.