turmeric powder

Turmeric and Ginger Tea


I usually make a pot of this tea first thing in the morning before I start my yoga practice so that it is nice and infused and just the right temperature to drink when I'm done. It's super easy and a lovely way to start the day. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, and ginger is a great immune booster.

I like to use a pot with a mesh strainer to put all the ingredients in, alternatively you can use a tea filter or make it in a saucepan and use a sieve to separate the liquid.

Ingredients (serves 4)

Fresh ginger to taste 2 teaspoons turmeric powder 3/4 cardamom seeds


Put the kettle on so that the water is boiling while you prepare the ingredients. Grate or chop up the ginger, I like to use a lot which comes to about a tablespoon once grated. Crush the cardamom seeds in a pestle and mortar so that the interior seeds fall out. Place all the ingredients, as well as the turmeric powder in the strainer/filter/saucepan. Pour the hot water over them and let steep for at least 5 minutes so that all the flavours infuse. Enjoy!