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Turmeric Tea with Honey

Turmeric Tea with Honey can be made from natural turmeric roots (they look like longer ginger roots) or else from organic turmeric powder which is dark yellow in color. The latter can be found in organic health food stores. The natural healing benefits of turmeric have been proven by nutritionists and health experts. This Asian in America recipe post by Elizabeth Ann Quirino was inspired by Dr. Andrew Weil MD. Makes 4 cups.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverages, Breakfast, Drinks, Merienda
Cuisine: American, Asian, Filipino
Keyword: Turmeric Tea Honey
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Asian in America - Elizabeth Ann Quirino


  • Kettle for boiling water


  • 4 cups water for boiling
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground turmeric powder Or if using natural tumeric root, a one-inch piece, peeled, sliced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey I used Honey Ridge Farms Lemon Honey Creme
  • 1 whole lemon for its juice
  • 1 knob (about 1 inch) fresh ginger peeled, sliced in thin pieces, (optional, for additional flavor to tea) also known as fresh ginger root
  • 1 whole fresh lemon, orange or calamansi sliced, for garnish


  • Boil four cups of water over high heat.Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric powder to the boiling water and cover.
    As the turmeric mixture boils, lower heat to a simmer.
    Continue simmering, covered for about ten minutes.
    Pass the turmeric water mixture through a fine sieve, while pouring into a cup.
    Add a heaping teaspoon of honey (I used Honey Ridge Farms’ Lemon Honey Crème). Mix well and enjoy while piping hot.
    Garnish with slices of lemon, oranges or calamansi (the Filipino lime).
    Cook’s comments: How to make a natural brew using the turmeric roots – add a one-inch sized slice of natural turmeric in two cups of water and boil. Then simmer for about ten minutes
    .Recipe variations: For a special zing, add a slice of fresh ginger root (peeled, about one-inch piece) to the simmering turmeric tea. Steep the tea for a few minutes and enjoy piping hot.Ingredients to add: my son suggested adding  2 to 3 tablespoons of coconut milk or almond milk to the turmeric tea for a thicker drink if desired. Sweeten with honey and serve while piping-hot.
    Disclosure: Honey Ridge Farms sent me these jars of artisan gourmet honey as gifts. I was not paid to mention or endorse the product. But I highly recommend them for those who prefer authentic, artisan honey products made in America. For more information or to purchase follow Honey Ridge Farms on Facebook or Twitter or check out www.honeyridgefarms.com 
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 15mg