Turmeric Tea

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Was it just me or did anyone else have a bit of a time this week? All I know is that I was definitely not all here, maybe not all there either. All in all, I was feeling mighty unsettled and so I turned to the herbs with a vengeance. I was looking for something that might ease my spinny mind, my knotted tum tum, and perhaps help me get my feet back onto the earth and into the here and now.

Lots of people have their go-tos when feeling out of sorts. I have my teas. In keeping with the posts from earlier in the week, I got a little experimental adding a massive dollop of turmeric to my spice tea. It seemed to do the trick and given the amount of this sweet ambrosia I have been drinking all week, it is shocking that I haven’t turned completely yellow.

Turmeric tea is a serious drink, not for the faint of heart. It might just cure every last ache, pain, and whoa-is-me in your life (this might be an exaggeration a little but let me have it).

Why turmeric? How about these 15 reasons:

  1. Natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to keep the infection away from cuts and burns.
  2. Natural liver detoxifier- is it possible that if we believe liver to be the seat of anger than turmeric can help release that anger? Hmmmm.
  3. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
  4. Majorly powerful anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
  5. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
  6. Natural pain killer. Yay more of this!
  7. Helps manage weight, and aid in fat metabolism
  8. A staple in Chinese medicine for helping lift mood in cases of depression
  9. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  10. Studies have shown that turmeric can boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
  11. Accelerates wound healing and repairing of damaged skin
  12. Can help internally and topically with psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  13. Wowzers does it help soothe upset stomach
  14. Helps to facilitate protein digestion
  15. A natural preventative against flu viruses.

I might just be able to go on forever. See we nutritionists all have our faves. Fave supplements, fave foods, gave green drinks, fave herbs… Turmeric has recently been added to my top 5 list of fave herbs. What else is on there right now? Well ginger for sure, passion flower is a must, I’ll take some goldenseal, and likely a little shtickle of gingko- though I am definitely impartial to the culinary herbs.

Anywhoozits- here is my recipe for turmeric tea.

Turmeric Tea
(single serving)
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of clove
pinch of nutmeg
tsp fresh ginger (optional)
As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.
1-2 cups of water
Raw honey to sweeten
Mylk sub of choice (I went with fresh coconut milk but almond and hemp would both be delicious)

Slow and steady stove top method

  • Simmer herbs and water together for 10 mins
  • Strain out and add honey and mylk

Fast and furious blender method

  • Boil water in your kettle and add to blender (a blender with gradual speed increase will reduce likely hood of pressure from steam of boiled water exploding out of your belnder)
  • Add in spices and blend until smooth and unified in colour.
  • Strain out tea and add mylk and honey.

108 Responses to “Turmeric Tea”

  1. Sophie C.

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    Hi Meagan, this tea looks absolutely Yummy!
    I will try it today but only have ground cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and turmeric. Can I use them in the same quantity that you have in your recipe? Thanks :)

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Turmeric is key. The rest is totally a free for all. Enjoy!

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  2. Vanessa

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    You did not just write “Mylk”.

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  3. 5 Seed Natural Beauty

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    I saw your “tweet” about this last week and have been drinking it almost every day since then. OMG, I LOVE it. I leave out the cloves (hate ‘em) and admittedly, I like a lot of honey in it. But it is SO GOOD!

    And when I have leftovers, I put it in a mason jar in the fridge, and in the morning, I use the cold tea as the base liquid for my banana smoothies. Heaven!

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      What an awesome idea. I love that. You can also heat it up in a pot.

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    • Stacy Adkins

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      That IS a great idea! I just had a cup of this and it was delicious! I’m not sure why it says “not for the faint of heart”? I used date syrup and rice milk. I want another cup…

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  4. Alex

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    This is actually very similar to a nightly concoction I’ve been brewing too which is: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tbsp of ground flax + couple of drops of stevia + as much turmeric as I can handle :)

    I can’t wait to try your spiced up version!

    Hope you’re feeling peppery and bright soon :)

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  5. Rachel

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    I’ve been feeling something coming on…thanks so much for this! I really needed it!!

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  6. Lindsay

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    Yum, I’ve got a pot on the stove now — seems like just the perfect pick-me-up for the end of this crazy week!!!

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  7. ruth shaw

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    Great idea – I’m always making my own version of chai using the same spices, but never thought to add the tumeric – clever girl M… I can’t wait to play, sip, drink and get even healthier – yay…. ruth@ruthshawyoga.com

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  8. ashley

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    Trying this ASAP. Yes, this week has been silly. <3

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  9. clare adams

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    it is too early in the morning and i am up with my munchkins and laughing out loud that you read my post! i had NO idea you would “find”that! i do sincerely enjoy your blog…it is just so refreshing and easy to read! so thanks for doing it!

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Can’t hide! I can see incoming links. That’s how I found you :) Blushing from your praise.

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  10. nashima

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    Hi Meghan, thanksfor posting this wonderful recipe! I am always looking for ways to get in some turmeric, and this tea tastes great. I added in some cardamon, and a little cayenne pepper (I like it spicy), so it turned out like a turmeric chai. Yum! And now I also have a beautiful yellow colored blender : )
    I love your blog, you always make me smile. Thanks for that too!

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Awesome! I am drinking mine right now with cayenne in it. Keeping me warm that’s for sure.

      Reply
  11. Jes

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    I’ve never thought of something like turmeric tea, but it sounds amazing. And perfect for staying healthy and warm during this crazy winter!

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  12. Nicole

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    Just tried this! <3
    I used coconut 'mylk', some vanilla bean, stevia&honey combo, and drink it with an extra stick of cinnamon for prettiness. :P I also pressed it through a french press, but somehow it was too think and wouldn't strain well, had to let it trickle out reallllll slowly. Still tasted amazing though! thanks for this! i'm loving the benfits of the tumeric! <3 <3

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  13. Lindsay

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    I made two pots this weekend, and even the boyfriend tried some.

    I think cayenne will only help! Can’t wait to try it out as the new next batch! This is going to be my default — and it sure makes the place smell good!

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  14. Jaime

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    Meghan, this is a genius and delicious recipe! I have been trying to find ways to get more tumeric in my diet….so this is perfect. Thank you :)

    For all of you trying this tea…this may seem fairly obvious, but: do not brush your teeth after drinking this. I made that mistake this morning and now I have a funky ( but bright!) yellow tooth brush ;)

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  16. Hilla

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    Turmeric is amazing!! The research on Alzheimer’s has also inspired research on eye health. (I have some info on my site, if anyone’s interested.) I love the idea of making tea out of it!

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  17. Kaylani

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    Is it possible to make the tea with fresh tumeric? I’ve only been able to find recipes using powdered tumeric. I always have fresh on hand.

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      For sure! Just simmer it for about 20 mins. I WISH all I could get was fresh.

      Reply
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  19. Christy

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    I know this will sound a little silly, but how do you strain it? I tried a coffee filter and that didn’t work. I also just drank mine “straight” no milk – it was really yummy.

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  20. Noelle @Opera Singer in Kitchen

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    I knew there were special benefits to tumeric but this drink sounds so delicious and very palatable!

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  21. Tara deRuiter

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    I will try this for sure as I could use it for several of the cures listed. If I can’t have the tea daily, will a tumeric capsule do the trick just as well? I have some laying around that should be used up.
    thanks once again for your wise words, Tara

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  22. Basht

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    i’ve been drooling over this recipe all week, and will be trying it tonight as i didn’t have tumeric. :)

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  23. Allie (Protein Girl)

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    Just had this with breakfast – yum!

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  24. carrie

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    I have to admit i was a little hesitant about this tea Meghan… but it’s SO good!!! What a great stress reliever last night! I love the chai flavors and such a great way to use tumeric. This may become a nightly routine! :-)

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      It would definitely be a super health building one! And all those spices are great for balancing the blood sugar too!

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  25. Julie

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    Why do you have to strain it? Drank it tonight without straining and it was great.

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  26. Anna

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    I’ve been meaning to try this since you posted it and this morning thought i’d see about making a dent in the turmeric supply (we seem to accumulate it by not just small jars-full). It was just what i was hoping for. the cinnamon gives it a nice sweet spice, and the nutmeg a nice subtle floral hint, lovely way to have a decadent-feeling tea without the annoying caffeine jitters or chamomile tummy jumbles (chamomile and I do not get along). Now i may just have to try some of the other suggestions and recipes.

    Thanks for the great blog. I was diagnosed with UC..ummm…nearly 12 years ago. Docs said diet wouldn’t matter. finally got sick of all the drugs (HATED Imuran, and couldn’t remember to take the mesalamine). Discovered if i don’t eat eggs or milk products, my gut is happy. also significantly reduced availability of processed foods; so vegan it is. and my gut has been behaving like a gut and not a foreign object. rather nice, really.

    *i will however say that the hospital visit 8 years ago was a wake-up call and i appreciate the fact they could get me back on track. yes, surgery was mentioned, and numerous drugs tried. The infliximab did its job though and i got to go home. I prefer the method of changing lifestyle so that meds are not necessary rather than abusing the body and trying to fix it with meds. besides, there are so many yummy recipes and exercise is rewarding, and when your gut says your killing yourself, perhaps it’s time to listen and look at your life. I suppose i’m a bit dense and needed a bit more aggressive prodding than some :)

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  27. melita

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    according to your # 3 – my grandfather has Alzheimer’s :( while i don’t remember all of the details, my mother told me that a doctor did some research on my grandfather’s family and said that anyone in this bloodline should up their intake of turmeric so as decrease the chances of us getting Alzheimer’s. Turmeric seems to be a cure-all! thanks for sharing this. i am a tea lover and am definitely going to try out this tea! hugs!!

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  28. San

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    How about a Green Tea-Turmeric blend, and along with the Honey, add some Bee Pollen!!!

    I wonder how much of the goodness of Turmeric dies in the boiling process?

    Is Turmeric a root?
    How do you buy this whole, and where in California?

    Take care!

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  29. aravis

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    I have a question, do you think it would be all right to boil say a liter of plain turmeric tea from powder and store it in a plastic bottle at room temperature (here in the tropics that’s around 27-31 deg C) for a week? I only want to drink around a cup a day and I don’t want to be boiling so often since I only have limited access to a stove.

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      I would have recommend against that one- do you have cold storage? That would be the first recommendation and the second would be to find a glass bottle or jar. The potency will decrease over time so the fresher the better.

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  30. judith hirsch

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    hi Megan,
    Got your blogsite from my massage therapist. Where do you get tumeric root/ fresh tumeric? Is it callled anything else?
    i have powdered tumeric but don’t know how active the ingredient is anymore.
    thanks, Judy Hirsch

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Fresh turmeric is tough to find sadly. You could try asian markets/china town or kensington if you are in toronto. Indian stores would also carry it. Otherwise- organic powdered would work.

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  31. Angela

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    I love this idea and will try it!
    I put tumeric and a few whole cloves and sperment in my homeade chicken soup and my mexican rice sometimes. Tumeric is awsome, tea? wow thanks!

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  34. Dalia

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    Hi Meg! I love this article!
    I have one question, could turmeric tea make your skin yellow?
    I’ve heard about people who drink too much carrot juice and their skin turns yellow.

    Thanks so much in advance!

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Hi Dalia! I haven’t heard of that…I know about the carrot juice but have not heard of that for turmeric!

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      • Dalia

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        Thanks a lot for your reply, I’ll definitely try this wonderful tea!
        Hugs from Mexico!

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  36. rhonda

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    Hi Meagan,
    thanks for the info and receipe. Like Anna – i have UC and im looking for alternatives also. i have not tried this – but will. will the pill version work also? not sure that i would be able to make the tea daily – so just looking for a second choice.

    Happy Holidays!

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Hi Rhonda, I am sure, like most suffering with IBD, you are desperate for some sweet and healing solutions. Unfortunately- I can’t offer nutritional advice regarding supplements through my blog or email. It’s a legal thing and a safety thing.

      Reply
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  38. laureen

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    Meghan…….Just finished my first cup of Turmeric Tea via your recipe…….YUM YUM YUM!!!…..Thank You! Cant wait to try some of your other recipes. Blessings to you!

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  40. Stephanie Walker

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    I currently take MS CONTIN for my pain. It is not working very well right now. My doctor will not increase dosage. Is there something else out there that works better?? I’m on SS so price is a big issue, and I can’t afford a prescription drug plan with all the bill I have right now. Any help would be appreciated.

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      I have never been one to recommend drugs and sadly not much coverage is available for natural solutions.

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    • Anneliese

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      Hi, I have chronic spine pain.. on norco and soma -narcotic pain med/muscle relaxer. Been on this for years. Had multiple surgeries. Finally decided I am going to go the natural approach. I have been researching both Turmeric and Boswella for its anti- inflammatory results. I been doing the Turmeric tea.. It is actually makes you feel better. A great for infections too.. Going to use this when I get a cold/flu. Modern Pharmacuticals don’t want people stopping taking their expensive drugs. Tired of being on so many meds when they just mask the problem at hand. Just my opinion.

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      • Meghan Telpner

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        Hey Anneliese- thanks for sharing your story! We have to agree, most Pharma companies are only about keeping people sick (healthy people aren’t very profitable, are they?). Glad you have found some comfort in Turmeric- it is so very good for you in many ways.

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  43. Alex

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    I just found your site via my new roots and have been reading and reading all night! Now sipping some of this tea and I LOVE it – like a caffeine free chai. I’ll definitely try it with raw cacao/cayenne in the future as well.

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  47. Jasanna

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    Hello! Thank you so much for this blog post! I wanted to pass on the awesomeness of turmeric tea as well and just did a post on it here: http://munchtalk.blogspot.com/2011/11/turmeric-tea-spice-of-life-im-turning.html You were much of my inspiration thank you!!

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  51. etti

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    heres what I do daily:
    I take one vegi-cap, I fill it half with organic ginger and half with organic turmeric and swallow. It clears up my brain fog, and reduces the aches and pains in my back and knee. The ginger helps with my digestion and makes me just feel nice.
    I also make salad and put powdered ginger and turmeric into the dressing (fresh garlic, dark olive oil, ume plum vinegar and apple cider vinegar).

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  52. Wilderarth

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    One word YUM I love and my disabled son xxxxooo

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  53. tea stores Saint Cloud

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    An ounce of this turmeric tea every day is a very effective way to getting healthy the natural way. Thanks for pursuing us to have a try for this with your list of health benefits. Furthermore, thanks also for the recipe on how to make a perfect blend out of the herb!

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  55. surlena

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    How much of fresh tumeric root do we use? In the tea.

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  58. JR

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    Sounds great. Just curious as to how much mylk to add?

    Thanks!

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  59. Hannah

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    Just tried this and LOVE it. Thank you! I notice you say to add as much turmeric as you can handle, but how much is too much per day? Also, not sure if you can answer this one because of legal/safety issues, but my mom is on medication for high blood pressure and I read somewhere that people on those kinds of meds should be careful with turmeric. What is your opinion on this?

    p.s. I’ve been having pain from inflammation in my foot, and the only thing that helped was honey bee venom, but I couldn’t tolerate the shots in the sole of my foot (and I’ve been through some pretty serious [read: aggressive] Korean acupuncture!). I just drank this tea and -I kid you not- the pain went away about 15 minutes after drinking it. I’m hooked!

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  60. Grace Hall

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    Hi Megan,

    I wanted to know ways to use this amazing spice turmeric I am would you kindly send me your turmeric tea recipe it sounds divine i use cinnamon and honey tea which has amazing health benefits as well would love to have your Turmeric tea recipe much love Grace Hall Auckland NZ

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  61. lauraolson

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    YUM! This is awesome. I’ve been just throwing fresh turmeric and lemon and ginger into water and letting them steep and sort of drinking it like that, but this latte idea is making my heart sing.

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  62. David Arai

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    Thank you for sharing your recipe for tumeric tea. I am harvesting about 20 lbs. of fresh tumeric root out of my garden and I was looking for ways to use it. I love your tea! I have increased the spices and added cardomom powder for an added flavor. Thanks again!

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  63. Maral

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    Amazing ! love it ! Thank u

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  64. Alexa

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    I have dried turmeric fingers I bought from a local Indian markets. How can I use these to make the tea?
    Thanks so much!

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    • David Arai

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      I have never tried to dry fresh tumeric roots so I am not sure how to use them. I would guess that you could use about 1/4 lb or 1/3 lb to replace 1 lb of fresh root in a recipe.

      I am going to try and juice the fresh root and freeze the juice. Will let you know how that works.

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  65. Willi

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    I just googled tumeric tea as I am looking for something natural that combats inflammation. Found your website. Thanks so much. Anyway, I was anxious to get started and rather than boil any ingredients, I used a natural Indian chai tea loaded with spices cardamon, cinnamon, and added a heaping teaspoon of powdered tumeric. It was was delicious. And the pain in my foot and knee from arthritis went away after about 20 minutes. I plan to drink this at least once per day. I just purchased some almond milk for variations on the basic tumeric tea. So happy!

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  66. shauna

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    Hi I just made this tea and it’s delicious but it’s dyed my brand new vitamix hello : (
    Do you know of any methods to get the yellow stains out?

    Thanks for all you do!

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    • shauna

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      *Yellow* not hello

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Just keep cooking and making things in it- it goes away- have no fear!

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  67. Deena

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    I made the tea and it’s really wonderful. I had seen another recipe that had suggesting boiling 4 cups water and adding 1 Tablespoon Turmeric to the water once it’s come off the boil for 10 min. I combined that one with yours. After the 10 min I whipped it all up in the blender. My question is, how much of this tea should someone drink who is trying to boost metabolism to help with a weight loss plateau? Any ideas?

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Hi Deena, I am not familiar with that use of turmeric, but I can say that drinking this instead of sweetened drinks or coffee with milk and sugar is a great step towards shedding unneeded weight. There is no harm in drinking this throughout the day- but be mindful of your teeth as turmeric has a strong colour and overtime I imagine might stain your teeth so be sure to brush!

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      • Jodie

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        I just read tumeric whitens your teeth. Has anyone seen results of this.
        A guy said he made it into a paste and he said the indians put it on their teeth at night before bed. Megan, has eating it and drinking it made your teeth gone yellow at all. I’m curious about brushing my teeth with it too but not all things you read are true.

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        • Meghan Telpner

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          Oh my! I have never heard of this but have seen it stain my counters, blender and fingers so I’d be very nervous about brushing my teeth with it.

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  68. leah

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    I heard of a similar version of this from Dr. Sanjay Grupta, who only warms 1 cup of almond or coconut milk. In your cup place 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 1/4 tsp.ginger and make a paste by adding 1 tsp. agave or honey. Then pour warm milk over and stir, fairly continuously while drinking. I’ve drank this now for three days and have great results. Some may feel its a little strong in the spices and can adjust some if needed. I will try the suggestion of clove however. Thanks

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  69. Gareth

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    Thanks for the recipe, in need of a pick me up so I’ll give this a go this evening. :)

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  70. Priti

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    Hi,

    if you add black pepper to turmeric it will enhance the properties of it by 2000%, says a scientific study (somewhere over the.. internet!) No seriously black pepper is that amazing, so please do a search a find out about it. Black pepper can enhance the properties of any super herb/spice in general.. cheers to good health!

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    • Jody

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      Hi Priti,

      I was just going to suggest adding pepper also. I’ve also seen that adding some kind of oil, like olive oil, can increase the body’s ability to absorb the curcumin, the most potent constituent in turmeric I believe.

      and Meghan, thank you for this nice recipe. I’m trying to start a turmeric routine and geez you said it… it is NOT for the faint of heart. :D

      Question: does anyone else feel a sort of very mild head rush when you drink it? Like a tingly head feeling…not sure how to describe it. Just curious.

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  71. Anna

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    I heard for turmetic tea last year but i still don’t drink it. If that tea is really natural pain killer that would be great! :)

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  72. CAB

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    I hate the taste of turmeric, but I keep hearing of its amazing health benefits, and Turmeric is supposed to kill cancer cells for people on a ketogenic (high fat, low carb, low protein) diet.. I’ve found it does actually make nice tea–I like its strong, exotic flavor (like incense), but ONLY in a tea. I haven’t found any food I like it in. I like to put the powdered turmeric in my glass coffee pot with some water, and let the electric heating element keep it just the right temperature. The water never boils, but it’s hot enough and stays that way so that I’m sure it’s extracting the goodness from the turmeric. Then when I pour it out into my cup (a hot drink whenever I feel like it) to drink, I add a few tablespoons of coconut oil, which helps the body to absorb the curcumin. The tip about the pepper is interesting, will try that.

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  73. Sian

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    Hi, i have two bulging discs in my back so alot of inflammation and pain. Tried this tea today and amazingly some of my pain is gone!! I was wondering if anyone knew how many cups a day i should drink? Any advise greatly recieved x

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  74. 9 Reasons you should be Eating Turmeric Daily - Give Back Our Freedom

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    […] as a condiment, sprinkled over any sort of foods, and you can also make tea with it, and here’s a link to an article by Megan Telpner about Turmeric tea with a couple of great recipes you can try […]

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  75. brigitte jenkinson

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    Going to try this tea recipe.Having a shoulder op on 20th May, tore my right shoulder rotator cuff (mountain biking). Have been off alcohol now for 15 days trying to detox but this sounds like an awesome way to detox and for my body to be on after my operation!

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    • Marietta

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      Sian, so good to hear that back pain is relieved with the tea. I have had some lower back problems and am anxious to try this as I really don’t like over the counter anti-inflamatories. Thanks for writing about your relief with the tea. Best Wishes in your recovery!
      Marietta

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  76. Caitlin

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    Thanks for the helpful post!

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  77. Tasty Turmeric Tea — A Summertime Treat for Glowing Skin | Organic Beauty, Mi Vida Española and Everything In Between

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    […] there for homemade turmeric tea and the majority call for some type of sweetener. (I like this one: Meghan Telpner Turmeric Tea). Turmeric naturally has a bit of a pungent flavor so a bit of honey complements it nicely.  I, […]

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  78. Renée

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    Hi Meghan,

    Thank you for your enthusiastic approach to nutrition and health! It’s inspiring. I stumbled on this recipe while perusing your website today and thought it sounded great, but I wanted to try an “iced latté” version for summer! I brewed the tea as suggested using 1c water, strained, sweetened with honey, and then whirled it in the blender with ice and a very ripe banana. Tasty!

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  79. Top 5 Remedies for Pain Relief

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    […] to get it: Turmeric can be enjoyed as a tea or used in recipes — many Indian-inspired dishes call for turmeric. You can also buy curcumin […]

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  80. | 9 Reasons You Should Eat Turmeric Daily

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    […] a condiment, sprinkled over any sort of foods, and you can also make tea with it, and here’s a link to an article by Megan Telpner about Turmeric tea with a couple of great recipes you can try […]

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  81. siam hong

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    Thank u so much for this turmeric tea recipe. I have been thinking how to make turmeric tea n now here it is. I am going to try it since I am a diabetic with hypertension. I always look for natural treatment. I have been drinking cinnamon tea or ginger tea but now I will try turmeric tea. thanks once again

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  82. Bobbie

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    I am trying to find dosage equivalents and use directions for the raw root as opposed to the powder. I have to admit I did NOT read all 4 years of comments. Any help?

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