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Turmeric is all the rage these days, and I just had to try out a recipe for cinnamon-turmeric tea I found online. It. Was. Delicious. My husband even liked it – he said it tasted like Thanksgiving. With flavors like clove and cinnamon, and it’s pumpkin-y color, you could make this healthy drink for your holiday party.
**Please read this great article on Authority Nutrition‘s website on the many benefits of turmeric.
After reading about the benefits in the article above, now it is time to make your own turmeric tea! Gather up your ingredients and let’s get started:
Simmer all spices in water for ten minutes, strain.
Put 1/3 cup of tea in a mug and add some raw honey (even better, how about some local honey!). Then add in 2/3 cup of milk and stir well.
1-2 tsps turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
3 cloves (I had ground clove, so I used a tea sachet)
A pinch of grated nutmeg
1 1/2 to 2 cups of water
1 tsp raw honey
1/2 cup milk of choice
(**Add some pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils for added health benefits! (See note in red above). My choices would be myrrh, clove or cinnamon bark. But only a drop or two into the whole batch.)
Simmer all spices in water for ten minutes, strain. Put 1/3 tea, 2/3 milk in a teacup. Add raw honey and milk and stir. Adjust to taste.
You can save the remainder of your tea mixture in a container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just warm up a batch of the mixture each time, and then add the honey and milk.
(**turmeric tends to sink to the bottom. Be sure to stir/shake well before each use).
To your health!
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for Holistic Aromatherapy