Health benefits of turmeric aside, a mug of this comforting turmeric tea is also just the perfect way to cozy up at the end of a long day. I think it's reminiscent of a chai latte - warming and a bit spicy. Take this recipe and customize however you'd like!
1cupunsweetened almond milk
1teaspoonhoneyup to 1 tablespon or more, to taste) (can sub pure maple syrup for vegan version
1/4teaspoonground gingercan sub 1-2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger, to taste
1 5-inchcinnamon stickcan sub 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2teaspoonpure vanilla extract
Optional additions - add with the other spices at the beginning of the process.
Pinchfreshly ground black pepper*
1/2vanilla beanseeds scraped and entire bean added
Pinchground cayenne pepper
Pinchfreshly ground nutmeg
Set a small saucepan over low heat. Add the almond milk, 1 teaspoon honey, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon stick, and black pepper and stir with a whisk until combined.
Bring to steaming, just below a simmer. Do not let it come to a boil. Keep just below a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat. Remove the cinnamon stick. If you added other spices that need to be strained out, strain using a fine mesh strainer then return to the pan. Stir in the vanilla and coconut oil (if using). Taste and add additional honey if desired (I like about 2 teaspoons).
Use a frother to froth the tea, if desired. Pour into a mug and spoon the froth over the top. Serve.
* Coconut oil and ground black pepper have both been found to help increase the absorption of curcumin, the beneficial anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric. I usually include both for this reason.
Use pure maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten.Adapted from The View From Great Island - I first learned about Turmeric Tea when Susan linked to her beautiful recipe on Facebook, and I am forever grateful!