The health benefits of Turmeric, this comforting turmeric tea is also just the perfect way to cozy up at the end of a long day. I think it’s reminiscent of a chai latte – warming and a bit spicy. Take this recipe and customize however you’d like! The options are pretty much endless.
* 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
* 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon honey, to taste (can sub pure maple syrup for vegan version)
* 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (can sub 1-2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger, to taste)
* 1 5-inch cinnamon stick (can sub 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
* 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)*
Add with the other spices, at the beginning of the process.
* Pinch freshly ground black pepper (optional)*
* 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped and entire bean added
* 2-3 cardamom pods, crushed
* 1 star anise
* Pinch ground cayenne pepper
* Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
* Black peppercorns
1. Set a small saucepan over low heat. Add the almond milk, 1 teaspoon honey, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon stick, and black pepper and stir with a whisk until combined.
2. Bring to steaming, just below a simmer. Do not let it come to a boil. Keep just below a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
3. Remove from heat. Remove the cinnamon stick. If you added other spices that need to be strained out, strain using a fine-mesh strainer then return to the pan. Stir in the vanilla and coconut oil (if using). Taste and add additional honey if desired (I like about 2 teaspoons).
4. Use a frother to froth the tea, if desired. Pour into a mug and spoon the froth over the top. Serve.
* Coconut oil and ground black pepper have both been found to help increase the absorption of curcumin, the beneficial anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric. I usually include both for this reason.
Use pure maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten.