Thursday, April 4, 2024

Turmeric Tea -3 Ways

Crop hands adding turmeric in glass of hot water in morning Stock Photo

When you are feeling under the weather, brewing up some turmeric tea using ground turmeric powder is very soothing and comforting for your throat and stomach. I'm sharing three ways to make it. 

The bright yellow spice can be found in the spice isle in most supermarkets or in greater quantity in Indian grocery markets.

Sometimes you can find turmeric already in tea bags. 

white ceramic teacup with turmeric tea

Popular in Ayurvedic Medicine in India
The use of turmeric goes back centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and has recently begun to be recognized as beneficial to boosting immune health in the United States as well. 

Clear Glass Tea Set With Honey

Home remedies have always been popular and these are a few home remedies that may actually be beneficial.  

This bright yellow turmeric contains many nutrients and is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Using turmeric in a tea may be very helpful.

Of course turmeric is very popular in Indian cooking. It is often paired with black pepper for optimal absorption. You could add a little black pepper to your tea if you are able to tolerate it. 

Tastes Good
I was surprised how good this bright yellow tea tasted. There are many variations of how to make the tea. I used turmeric powder as my base.

turmeric powder on a spoon

Sea Salt + Turmeric
I was surprised that this one was my favorite. It actually tasted like a vegetable broth more than tea. I was able to whip it up quickly with very little effort. 

Turmeric, Honey, Lemon- 
This one tasted more like tea. The lemon provides lots of vitamin C and the honey has antibacterial benefits that feels soothing for sore throats and or coughs.

clear glass jar with yellow liquid inside

Turmeric, Honey, Ginger- 
This tea is similar to the previous tea above but uses fresh ginger. Ginger is loaded with antioxidants to help boost immunity and good for soothing the stomach.

***One caution: 
Turmeric stains. Do not get it on your clothing, counter tops, etc. 

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and am not trying to diagnose or make medical claims. The information in this post is strictly for educational purposes only. If you are not feeling well, consult your medical doctor before trying any of these teas.


  1. Sounds really nice. I like turmeric too.

  2. I drink turmeric, honey and ginger often. I love it! I also always add turmeric to our rice for flavor and color. For some reason I just don't care for plain white rice.

  3. I love turmeric, and always call it the sunshine spice. Hugs, Valerie

  4. I love turmeric, it is my sunshine spice. Hugs, Valerie

  5. I add turmeric to a variety of recipes but never had it as tea. Interesting…

  6. I used to have turmeric powder with my hot chocolate. Time to start that again.
    Tandy | Lavender and Lime

  7. I used to take turmeric capsules to help with some mild arthritis in my fingers. I need to order some because it worked so well!

  8. I looooooooove making turmeric drinks. So good. Sometimes I do orange, cinnamon, pepper, turmeric and warm water. Other times, I'll do honey with lemon. Just so fun to play with and I love to drink it. Really love it with cinnamon.

  9. I use turmeric a lot in my recipes but have never made it as a tea. Funnily enough, my neighbour has just started drinking turmeric tea and was telling me how fantastic she's felt since she started drinking it!

  10. Tumeric, honey, ginger -- three of my favorites in one tea!

  11. Many thanks for sharing these.

    All the best Jan

  12. Turmeric tea is wonderful! I'm definitely a believer in its healing powers. I love that I can get fresh turmeric now too.

  13. Oops, anonymous above was me, about fresh turmeric!

  14. Love that little ceramic mug!

  15. I have used both powdered turmeric, and ground my own from a fresh root, but only used it in Indian food. I’ve never tried making tea out of it, but you’ve convinced me here. I’m going to give this a try.

  16. The variation you made with salt sounds particularly good. I especially love that it tasted somewhat like a vegetable broth and only took a few minutes to prepare! Perfect!!!


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