Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea - soothing and refreshing, tea that helps to fight cold, flu and aids in digestion. Although this caffeine-free tea can be enjoyed all year round, it is especially perfect to keep you warm in winters.
This delicious and heartwarming turmeric ginger tea is made by simmering ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, sweetened with honey and flavours enhanced by lemon juice.
Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea health benefits
Turmeric's main ingredient is curcumin that has anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
Ginger is well known for its ability to aid digestion.
Cinnamon is another great spice that has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Lemon enhances the flavour of tea and it is a great source of vitamin C.
These spices may have side effects if taken too much. Always ensure to consume these spices in moderation to have maximum health benefits.
Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea Recipe Variations
Try adding a few mint leaves and a slice of lemon for added refreshing flavour. You could add a few black peppercorns or little ground pepper to soothe a sore throat.
You could make turmeric ginger iced tea to enjoy on hot summer days. Chill boiled and strained tea in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until you are ready to drink. Pour tea in a glass half-filled with ice and enjoy.
Can we make Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea with milk?
This tea tastes equally good with milk. You can either add a splash of milk or 1:1 ratio water and milk or you can completely substitute water with milk. Do not use lemon juice for this version as citric acid of lemon juice curdles the milk. For a vegan version, coconut milk blends well with spices and taste great, substitute honey with any plant-based sweetener.
Spices: I've used fresh ginger, ground turmeric and whole cinnamon stick.
Sweetener: Honey has been used in this recipe, you could use any sweetener of your choice.
Water: 2 cups of water is required to make this herbal tea. Although you could swap in milk for water or use half water and half milk.
Lemon juice: To enhance and balance the flavour of the tea.
Combining turmeric, ginger, cinnamon in water.
Simmering tea for 10 minutes.
Mix in lemon juice and honey.
Strain tea to remove the spices.
Spicy and warming herbal tea ready to sip.
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Possible ingredients substitutions
You may substitute ground turmeric with fresh turmeric root. Grate and use it along with other spices.
You can substitute freshly grated ginger with ½ teaspoon ground ginger. Fresh ginger imparts subtle flavour than ground ginger.
Fresh cinnamon may be substituted with ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
The Alternate method of making this herbal tea is to steep all the spices in a heat resistant pitcher/teapot and mix in lemon juice and honey just before enjoying. Steeping time depends on how strong you want your tea to be. Longer the spices are steeped, stronger the tea would be.
Adjust spices and honey as per your taste preference. Do you feel the tea is too spicy? cut down ginger. Is it too sweet? cut down honey. Cut down turmeric if you feel its too strong.
For a vegan version, swap in maple syrup, agave or any healthy plant-based sweetener for honey.
Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea
- 2 cups (500 ml) Water
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 inch (1 tbsp) Ginger grated
- 1 stick (4 inches) Cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 teaspoon Honey adjust to suit your taste
- Combine cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, water in a saucepan, and bring the mixture to boil on medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes
- Turn off the heat, mix in lime juice and honey.
- Strain the tea through a fine strainer to remove the spices and divide between 2 cups.
- Enjoy hot and spicy turmeric ginger cinnamon tea.
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