Learn how to make fresh turmeric tea (plus flavor variations, see notes) with this simple recipe. Turmeric tea is soothing and potentially anti-inflammatory. Recipe written for 1 cup of tea; multiply as desired.
One 2-inch nub of fresh turmeric (no need to peel)
1 cup water
Optional: Lemon or orange round, honey or maple syrup
To prepare the turmeric, slice it into thin rounds (no wider than 1/4-inch). Combine the sliced turmeric and water in a saucepan over high heat.
Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat. Carefully pour the mixture through a mesh sieve into a heat-safe liquid measuring cup, or directly into a mug.
If desired, serve with a lemon or orange round and/or a light drizzle of honey or maple syrup, to taste. Serve hot.
Change it up: Choose just one optional flavoring—1 cinnamon stick, several twists of coarsely ground black pepper, 1-inch piece of fresh ginger (cut into thin slices, same as the ginger), or several sprigs of fresh mint. Combine with the turmeric and water before warming the mixture.
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