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Turmeric Tea

 A simple recipe for a tea made from Turmeric root - enjoy the numerous health benefits of this magical spice.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course drink
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 cups


  • 1.5 inchs turmeric piece of fresh root
  • 4 - 5 black pepper corns
  • 2 - 3 ginger slices fresh
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 2 tsps honey


  • In a small saucepan, keep the water to boil.
  • Peel, slice and crush the turmeric slices with a pestle or a heavy object. Crush the ginger slices and pepper corns.
  • In a tea egg or a piece of muslin cloth, place the crushed turmeric, pepper corns, ginger and drop this in the saucepan of water. [If you want, you can add the ingredients directly to the water as well.]
  • Reduce the flame once the water starts boiling, cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove the tea-egg or filter out the spices using a fine meshed sieve.
  • Divide between two cups and stir in honey.
  • Drink while it is still warm.


Note: If you don't have the fresh root, use 1/2 tsp ground turmeric and follow the same procedure. Filter the tea using a fine meshed sieve.
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