Turmeric Tea Yum (1)
- Rate us if you are a Food Lover (Sugarzam.com)
  • Food: Turmeric Tea
  • Writer: Nicolas Wilson
  • Content-Type: Food Blog

Let’s get some fresh turmeric tea to warm us up. It’s golden and earthy at the same time, spicy and calming.

Fresh turmeric is too valuable to throw away, so this tea is a great way to use up any leftover turmeric you may have.

If you like fresh ginger tea, I’m sure you’ll like it as well. After all, turmeric and ginger are related. Turmeric drinks, like ginger tea, can help soothe an upset stomach.

Turmeric Tea Easy (1)
Food: Turmeric Tea (Source: Cubes N Juliennes)

Turmeric tea can be used as a midday pick-me-up or to relax in the evenings. It’s easy to make and makes a nice change from caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.

How to Make It?

It is simple to prepare. You don’t even need to peel the turmeric—just keep in mind that it will stain anything it comes into contact with (your fingers, countertop, cutting board).

For each cup of water, use roughly a 2-inch nub of turmeric. Simply slice the turmeric into thin rounds no wider than a quarter-inch in diameter. In a saucepan, combine the turmeric and water and slowly simmer for 5 minutes before filtering.

Variations in the Tea

Turmeric tea has a strong flavor all by itself. Steep it with a cinnamon stick, a few twists of finely powdered black pepper, or some thinly sliced fresh ginger to amp up the warming spice aspect. Add a couple of sprigs of fresh mint for a more relaxing drink.

Garnish your tea with a round of lemon or orange as a finishing touch. Add a small drizzle of honey or maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter drink (up to 1 teaspoon, to taste, should do the trick).


Time to prepare: 5 minutes

Time to cook: 5 minutes

10 minutes in total

Yield 1 cup

With this simple recipe, you’ll learn how to prepare fresh turmeric tea (with taste variants, as noted in the comments). This tea is calming and may have anti-inflammatory properties. The recipe is for 1 cup of tea, but you can make as much as you want.


  • One 2-inch nub of fresh turmeric (no need to peel)
  • 1 cup water
  • Optional: Lemon or orange round, honey or maple syrup

Instructions for Turmeric Tea

Turmeric Tea (1)
Food: Turmeric Tea (Source: Cubes N Juliennes)
  1. Slice the turmeric into thin circles (no wider than 14 inches) to prepare it. In a saucepan over high heat, combine the sliced turmeric and water.
  2. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, then reduce the heat as needed to keep it there for another 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat in the pot. Pour the mixture into a heat-safe liquid measuring cup or directly into a mug through a mesh strainer.
  4. Serve with a slice of lemon or orange and/or a thin drizzle of honey or maple syrup, if desired. Serve immediately.


  • TURN IT AROUND: 1 cinnamon stick, several twists of roughly ground black pepper, 1-inch piece of fresh ginger (cut into thin slices, same as the ginger), or several sprigs of fresh mint are the only alternative flavorings. Before warming, the mixture, add the turmeric and water.