Turmeric Herbal Tea
For thousands of years, the ingredients used in traditional Ayurveda Medicine have formed part of the solid bedrock of Indian society, with many such herbs and spices often incorporated into everything, from natural remedies to curries and even tea!
Today, countless Scientific Studies have been able to prove much of these century-old practices, with our very own Turmeric Herbal Tea Blend showcasing everything that is extraordinary about this ancient wonder! Turmeric tea has become increasingly popular over the course of the last decade, and is now very much a favourite when infused as a delicious herbal tea! So, why not find out what all the fuss is about – see what our Turmeric Herbal Tea can do for your health, and your taste buds!
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, specifically from the Curcuma longa plant. Native to Southeast Asia, including the Indian Sub-Continent, its sharp, earthy and bitter taste shares a long and expansive history with food, medicine and, of course, tea.
Turmeric would arguably rise to fame through its use in one of the oldest forms of holistic medicine, called Ayurveda, which partly involved cleansing the body from undigested food. As relevant now, as it was over a thousand years ago, this treasured ingredient was used by Ayurvedic practitioners to support the blood, liver, joints, immune system and digestive tract. In fact, in India alone, an estimated 80% of rural populations spanning across the country still remain unwaveringly loyal to these practices.
When incorporated into tea, turmeric retains all of its incredible health promoting properties and, in some cases, will even be enhanced from the infusion! Turmeric is known to increase the Antioxidant capacity within the body, and therefore enables the tisane to provide as much of its healthy potential as possible!
In fact, according to MedIndia, turmeric is: "five to eight times stronger than vitamin E and stronger than vitamin C. This Antioxidant breakthrough may help boost your immunity, maintain normal cholesterol levels, and puts the brakes on aging." What more could you possibly want from your morning cup of herbal tea?
Type of Tea: Loose Herbal Tea Blend.
Ingredients: Turmeric slices (20%), ginger pieces, cocoa peel, aniseed, fennel, blackberry leaves, natural flavouring, and vanilla pieces.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: If you have a sweet tooth, you may consider adding honey to this herbal tisane. This can be a delicious accompaniment, but we believe this beverage is best served as it is. For an extra boost you can add a slice of fresh turmeric root and fresh ginger can also make a wonderful addition.
Tasting Notes: With a delightful aroma reminiscent of pumpkin, Turmeric Herbal Tea has a slightly fruity flavour, followed by delicate spices, and finishing with an indulgently sweet aftertaste. When consumed with no further additions (honey, or other ingredients,) you may even have the opportunity to taste the delicate floral undertones, with slight grassy notes on the side!
Colour in Cup: Golden liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Turmeric Tea: As stated above, our Turmeric Tea is well-documented to aid with a number of common ailments experienced in your day-to-day life. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, this beverage can offer anti-inflammatory properties, improved brain function, and even reduced risks of heart disease!
Further to this, the bioactive compound, Curcumin, found in Turmeric, is believed to ease the symptoms of Arthritis, as well as combating depression. While Scientific Studies are conducted on a yearly basis, the worldwide tea industry is beginning to get especially excited for this ‘up-and-coming’ herbal tisane!
|Health Points||Diabetes, Heart, Immune System, Weight Loss|
|Caffeine Level||Decaff (none)|
|Time of Day||Breakfast, Afternoon|