Fresh Ginger and Turmeric Tea

Fresh Ginger and Turmeric Tea

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Adjust Servings:
3 thin slices Fresh Ginger Root
2 thin slices Fresh Turmeric Root
8th teaspoon (small pinch) Ground Black Pepper
12 ounces Hot Water
2 teaspoons Lemon
1 teaspoon Honey

Fresh Ginger and Turmeric Tea

  • 5 Minutes
  • Serves 1
  • Easy




There’s nothing better than fresh ginger and turmeric tea on a cozy winter evening!

A couple of years ago I ditched the tea bags and started buying loose leaf teas in bulk.

I also like to use fresh ingredients when available to make teas.

This fresh ginger and turmeric tea will knock the socks off any kind of ground and bagged ginger or turmeric tea.

It’s also so easy to make and just takes a minutes!

Not to mention, fresh ginger and fresh turmeric have amazing health benefits.

Whenever I feel a cold coming on, this is the tea I make to boost my immunity.

Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine.

It’s been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few of its purposes.

Many high-quality studies show that turmeric has major benefits for your body and brain. Many of these benefits come from its main active ingredient, curcumin.

It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

Why do I add a small pinch of black pepper to this tea you ask?

Unfortunately, the curcumin in turmeric is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, however, adding black pepper can help.

Piperine, bioactive compound in black pepper makes it easier for curcumin to pass through the intestinal wall and into your bloodstream.

Adding lemon to tea is a no brainer. It’s adds brightness and levels up any tea in my opinion.

Lemons are high in vitamin C, fiber, and various beneficial plant compounds.

These nutrients are responsible for several health benefits. In fact, lemons may support heart health, weight control, and digestive health.

For a touch of sweetness, I like to add honey but this is optional.

Honey also has some unique health benefits and plays a role in many home remedies and alternative medicine treatments.



Get Your Tea Mug

Wash then thinly slice the fresh ginger and turmeric, no need to peel the skins.

Add the slices to your mug, followed by a small pinch of freshly ground black pepper.


Allow To Steep

Pour hot water over the top and allow to steep for 3-4 minutes.


Add Lemon & Honey

To finish the tea, add fresh lemon juice and honey, if desired.


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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