Turmeric and Ginger Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
What could possibly be better than a tea consisting of a delicious and greatly beneficial herb? How about a tea consisting of two delicious and greatly beneficial herbs?
Our very own Turmeric Ginger Tea is a delight to the taste buds, while also offering countless health benefits. Combining two of nature’s healthiest ingredients into one beverage is a match made in heaven. This unique and invigorating blend is, as the name suggests, created using ginger root and turmeric.
Studies have shown it is the perfect choice for anyone looking to improve cardiovascular and immune system health, and even combating the early signs of diabetes! If this wasn’t enough, Turmeric Ginger Tea tastes as good as it makes you feel.
Both ingredients of this brew belong to the same broad family, Zingiberaceae. Both ingredients originate from south-east Asia and both ingredients are brimming with mouthwatering flavour.
Generally speaking, Turmeric and Ginger share very similar histories. Turmeric’s individual botanical name is Curcuma longa, and can often be found growing wild in forests in India, Indonesia, and Indochina. It has also spread to Pacific Islands, and can be found as far as Hawaii.
Ginger, meanwhile, is known as Zingiber officinale, and likewise can be found in many of these Asian countries, with its top commercial producers now including Jamaica, Fiji, and Australia.
Contrary to popular belief, Turmeric and Ginger ‘roots’ are actually the rhizome, which is the main component used in countless culinary dishes and beverages (including this one!). Consumption of Turmeric and Ginger can be dated back thousands of years. In fact, recent excavations conducted in New Dehli, India, have since discovered pots containing residue from both Turmeric and Ginger, as well as garlic, from as early as 2,500BCE!
The ancient Indian practice of Ayurvedic Medicine has long since cherished both these nourishing ingredients, incorporating them into a number of herbal remedies. Turmeric, in particular, has been known by a wide variety of different names over the course of many centuries. Within the Sanskrit language alone, there are at least 55 names for this incredible herb!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: This beverage is best served as it is. However, honey or lemon may be considered as accompaniments for those who are feeling adventurous.
Tasting Notes: With strong spicy notes combined with slightly sweet undertones, Turmeric Ginger Tea is a beautiful infusion of two of the healthiest ingredients in the world. Both its aroma and overall taste offer an enticingly bold kick, coupled with almost fruity and floral flavours gradually gaining prominence over time. Embrace a wonderful tingling sensation cleansing your palate long after you have drained your cup.
Colour in Cup: Golden-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Turmeric and Ginger Health Benefits: Although further studies are required, Turmeric found in this beverage is believed to fight the early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. India is among a number of Asian countries to have some of the world’s lowest rates of this debilitating condition, which is, in some part, credited to the nationwide consumption of this nourishing herb. Extracts of Turmeric have been found to contain a number of natural agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the plaques that gradually obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Here at the Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, however, we strongly urge you to contact a Doctor or other medical professional before carrying this out. Further to this, Turmeric Ginger Tea is jam-packed full of incredible antioxidants, including curcumin, gingerols, phytochemicals, and sulfuric compounds, as well as containing magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, and zinc.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Immune System
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon