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 winter.
This delicious and heartwarming turmeric ginger cinnamon lemon tea is made by simmering ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, sweetened with honey and flavours enhanced by lemon juice.
Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea Benefits
Turmeric: Its main ingredient is curcumin with anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
Ginger: It is well known for its ability to aid digestion.
Cinnamon: It is another great spice that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant 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 them in moderation to have maximum health benefits.
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.
Combine cinnamon, turmeric, ½ inch ginger root and water in a saucepan, and bring the mixture to boil on medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Turn the heat off and 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.
You may substitute turmeric powder with fresh ¼ inch turmeric root. Grate fresh turmeric root and use along with other spices.
You can substitute freshly grated ginger with ½ teaspoon ground ginger. Fresh ginger imparts a subtle flavour than ground ginger.
Fresh cinnamon may be substituted with ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Lime juice could be substituted with fresh lemon juice.
Mint leaves: Try adding a few mint leaves and a slice of lemon for added refreshing flavour.
Black peppercorns: You could add a few black peppercorns or little ground pepper to soothe a sore throat.
This herbal drink tastes best when consumed straight away. However, the leftover tea could be stored in the fridge for up to 2-3 days in a tightly sealed container. Allow the tea to cool down to room temperature before storing it in the fridge.
The Alternate method of making this cinnamon lemon honey ginger 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. The longer the spices are steeped the stronger the tea would be.
Adjust spices and honey as per your taste preference. Do you feel the lemon honey cinnamon ginger tea is too spicy? cut down ginger. Is it too sweet? reduce honey. Cut down turmeric if you feel it's too strong.
For a vegan version, swap in maple syrup, agave or any healthy plant-based sweetener for honey.
More Herbal Drink Recipes
Hibiscus tea: Revitalising tart and floral herbal drink that can be consumed hot or chilled.
Lemongrass ginger tea: Soothing and refreshing tea made with fresh lemongrass, ginger and sweetened with honey.
Turmeric milk: It is an Ayurvedic Indian drink also called Golden Milk with anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and healing properties.
Kashaya: An ayurvedic beverage that keeps the body warm and healthy during winter. It is an excellent hot drink to soothe cold and flu.
Mint tea: delicious and super refreshing caffeine-free, dairy-free and sugar-free herbal tea made with fresh mint leaves.
This tea tastes equally good with milk. You can either add a splash of milk or a 1:1 ratio of water and milk or you can completely substitute water with milk. Do not use lemon juice for this version as citric acid in lemon juice curdles the milk. For a vegan version, coconut milk blends well with spices and tastes great, substitute honey with any plant-based sweetener.
Chill boiled and strained tea in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until you are ready to drink. Pour the tea into a glass half-filled with ice and enjoy. It's a perfect drink on scorching hot summer days.
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Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea
- 1 Saucepan
- 1 Spoon
- Combine cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, water in a saucepan, and bring the mixture to boil on medium-high heat.2 cups (or) 500 ml Water, 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder, 1 inch (or) 1 Tablespoon Ginger, 1 stick (or) 4 inches Cinnamon
- Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes
- Turn off the heat, mix in lime juice and honey.1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice, 1 Teaspoon 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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