Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Turmeric and Ginger Tea is a bold, spicy and wholesome Herbal Tea. It consists of real root pieces, which, aside from tasting great, boast extraordinary health benefits.
Whether you choose it for its character, charm or ability to improve your wellbeing, you’re in for a treat. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring quality and consistency with every cuppa brewed.
What is Ginger and Turmeric Tea?
Both ingredients belong to the same broad family, Zingiberaceae. Both, too, originate from Southeast Asia. There are indeed many similarities between them. However, Ginger (Zingiber officinale), unlike Turmeric (Curcuma longa), no longer grows freely in the wild.
It is also a rare example of a spice known to the West for some 2,000 years. Today, its top commercial producers are Jamaica, Fiji and India.
Turmeric became popular and widespread somewhat more recently. It flourishes in many regions from India to Indonesia to the Pacific Islands and even as far as Hawaii. Arguably most famous is its use on the Japanese island of Okinawa.
The people here have the longest average lifespan in the world at 81.2 years. This is at least partly because of the Turmeric they consume, which contains health-promoting curcumin.
Tasting Notes for Turmeric and Ginger Tea
But what does the combination offer your palate? What, in other words, does Turmeric and Ginger Tea taste like? The fact that it is two spices blended together means that you can, of course, expect an element of spiciness.
It has an unmistakably bold kick upon the first sip, followed by zesty, sweet, earthy undertones. Casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike love it - and so will you.
Does Turmeric and Ginger Tea Have Caffeine?
Making a cup (or two, or three!) of Ginger and Turmeric Tea before bed is perfectly acceptable. The reason is its absence of caffeine, a stimulating chemical compound that provides an energy boost.
While so-called “real” Tea from the Camellia sinensis plant has such an ability, this Herbal Tea does not. And that’s good news for those who need to cut down their caffeine intake.
Making Ginger and Turmeric Tea
1, Add Loose Tea to a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
3, Put the kettle on and, once boiled to 100°C, pour it over the root pieces.
4, Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts lively notes of spice with a smooth and earthy finish.
Turmeric and Ginger Tea Benefits
It turns out that drinking Ginger and Turmeric Tea does more than treat your taste buds. Studies suggest that it can, among other abilities, fight colds, balance blood sugar, promote weight loss and even reduce arthritis symptoms.
It contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants, all of which, combined, fundamentally improve your health and wellbeing. Allow us now to explore the evidence.
Ginger and Turmeric Tea for Colds
A 2009 study published in the Journal of Emerging Infectious Disease found that the blend could boost immunity. The research showed a reduction in viral replication by an estimated 90% in laboratory cells infected with influenza (flu) varieties.
Its antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties play a role in combating minor illnesses, including the common cold.
Turmeric and Ginger Tea Good for Diabetes
Scientists have also discovered that curcumin, the primary constituent in Turmeric Tea, can contribute significantly to diabetes prevention. Preliminary findings (emphasis on “preliminary”) indicate that it stabilises blood sugar levels.
Then there is the fact that it combats free radicals in the body, working on a molecular level to reduce risks of developing diabetes in the first place.
Turmeric and Ginger Tea for Weight Loss
We now know that Turmeric and Ginger Tea for colds is a good idea, similar to its consumption among those living with diabetes. But would you believe that its benefits extend to your waistline?
A 2009 study conducted at Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA, established that curcumin suppresses fat tissue growth in mice. The same is true of gingerol, which, as its name suggests, exists in Ginger Tea.
Turmeric and Ginger Tea for Arthritis
Having Turmeric and Ginger Tea for inflammation is yet another worthwhile endeavour. This is according to over 5,600 biomedical study reports promoting its use for rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain.
Curcumin and gingerols appear to block NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. Inhibiting the molecule has the opposite effect, reducing inflammation.
Ginger and Turmeric Tea for Acne
These anti-inflammatory properties likewise have a positive influence should you choose to have Ginger and Turmeric Tea for acne and other skin conditions.
A 2015 Pakistani study found that 360 eczema patients treated with topical formulations containing Turmeric experienced reduced itchiness, swelling and redness. Forget that £90 skin cream, then, and instead brew up a cuppa.
Ginger and Turmeric Tea for Migraines
Over-the-counter medication might not be enough when you have a migraine. Another option, according to a 2017 Iranian study, is this infusion.
Researchers used a combination of curcumin and omega-3 fatty acids as a treatment, which reduced the production of the protein tumour necrosis factor (TNF). TNF activates neurons, neuroinflammation and pain, and is a leading cause of headaches.
Turmeric and Ginger Tea Pregnancy
Do the same rules apply to pregnant women who, according to NHS Choices, shouldn’t have more than 200-mg of caffeine daily?
Is there a chance of them experiencing other Turmeric and Ginger Tea side effects? Experts say that the blend is safe in moderation. It might even ease nausea and vomiting in expecting mothers. What you have here, then, is a win on all fronts.
- TypeHerbal Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Immune System
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon