With the winters nights drawing in and it getting chilly you may be looking for a nice cozy drink that isn’t a pumpkin latte doesn’t give you a coffee buzz…may I introduce to you…Turmeric Tea
I was first introduced to Turmeric tea (or a Golden latte as it was called) by one of my favourite coffee houses.
I don’t drink coffee, and after an exhausting day of meetings, being cold and soaked by rain that would have frightened Noah, I arrived at my final meeting of the day ready to order yet another cup of tea. I really couldn’t face another cup of tea.
So, the staff suggested a golden latte and listed off the ingredients, I won’t lie, I didn’t listen to them, I was just happy to try something new. And it was lovely. Warm and cozy, sweet from the coconut milk and with just enough kick from the turmeric that it boosted my brain enough to get through my meeting.
That was from then on, my new favourite drink. But my once a week meeting wasn’t enough for me.
As well as knowing the multiple benefits of consuming turmeric on a regular basis, this drink was delicious, and I was convinced that I would be able to make it at home as well, so I did. I started simple and made it very milky and gradually added in various ingredients to see how I preferred it, I then gradually replaced the milk for water.
It’s all about trial and error and if you are going to benefit from drinking turmeric, it has to be an enjoyable experience so make it how you like it. Don’t feel forced to add everything and make it feel like medicine.
Thanks to Café noir, Edinburgh for the recipe!
Turmeric Tea Latte
You will need:
Teaspoon of Turmeric powder*
Half a teaspoon of ginger (Optional but worth it in the winter to fight off colds.)
Quarter teaspoon of ground black pepper
300-500ml of milk (whatever kind of milk you prefer)
Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Sweetener/Honey (optional to taste)
The Tea only version can be made with water instead of milk although it if often considered wise to add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the mixture to help absorb the turmeric.
Add all the ingredients to a pan and stir thoroughly.
Bring to the boil and leave to simmer for 10 minutes
You may want to strain the ingredients before serving.
Serve and drink while its lovely and hot.
*If you prefer to use fresh turmeric it will take slightly longer to simmer for 20 minutes to the ingredients infuse properly.
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