Turmeric Lemon and Ginger Tea
Two of the healthiest beverages currently available on the market have been exclusively blended by to make Turmeric Lemon and Ginger Tea which creates a truly unique and delicious herbal tea. Combined, these three flavours are wonderfully harmonious, and likewise offer extraordinary health promoting properties.
The immensely popular ingredient, turmeric, is largely associated with Indian curries or even our many Chai Tea recipes. However, infusing it with one of Britain’s best loved herbal tea, Lemon and Ginger Tea, is a match made in heaven. Turmeric Lemon and Ginger Tea is easily recognised by its distinct, earthy-spicy flavour with slight fruity undertones.
When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, it can also offer an improved digestive system, enhanced cognitive function, and even aid weight loss. This beautifully aromatic blend is packed to fresh in our Pluckley based factory, nestled away in the stunning Kentish countryside. It is as delectable as it is nutritious, and will undoubtedly nourish the mind, body, and spirit with every sip.
This beverage is a remarkably fascinating infusion, yet to understand its creation is to understand each ingredient separately. The Lemon, for example, comes from the small, evergreen Citrus limon tree. It belongs to the Rutaceae family (commonly known as the ‘citrus family’) and was originally native to Asia. It is thought to have been first discovered in the tea growing region of Assam, India. However, a great mystery surrounds its origins pre-dating this period. It’s first mass-cultivation began in Genoa, Italy, during the 15th Century, but aside from this, historians can only theorise its previous history.
Ginger, meanwhile, has been well-documented over the course of thousands of years. Botanically known as Zingiber officinale, the Ginger plant belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. It played an integral role in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as Indian Ayurvedic Medicine, and was used to combat countless ailments prevalent in their respective societies. Within the ancient practice of Ayurveda, in particular, ginger is known as “Vishabhesaj”, which can be translated to mean “universal medicine”. This name is owing to its wide usage in countless herbal remedies during this period.
It is uncertain when lemon and ginger first ‘met’, and who first thought to infuse them in a herbal tea. Yet this moment of ingenuity has since inspired a nation; a world, in fact. Now, with the addition of the much-loved herb, turmeric, this tea has been further enhanced both in its beneficial qualities and in its sheer, delightful flavour. Like ginger, the turmeric plant (botanically known as Curcuma longa) belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. In China, turmeric has long since been used to ‘move’ blood and ‘qi’, in Traditional Chinese Medicine belief of a ‘life energy’ that runs through the body, as well as aiding with menstrual pain, enlarged livers, and heart disorders.
Archeological findings have indicated that its usage can be dated back, at least, 4,500 years after residue from turmeric was discovered in pots in New Delhi from circa 2,500 BCE! For those who prefer to keep their mind in the modern age, however, countless scientific studies have since been able to prove the consumption of turmeric - as well as lemon and ginger - for many of their respective age-old remedies. For more information on this, please see our health benefits section below.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Ingredients: Ginger Root, dried Lemon and Turmeric Root.
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.
Tasting Notes: The infusion of all three ingredients in this brew offer an intriguing complexity - both in flavour and aroma. Noted for its sharp, spicy taste, this tea likewise consists of astringent, citrus undertones that cleanse the palate with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Golden-yellow liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits: The possibilities are almost endless for this wonder brew. The health benefits of lemon include a greatly improved immune system, which can help to combat minor illnesses such as the common cold and flu. This is similar to both ginger and turmeric, and together, these amazing ingredients can soothe nausea and eliminate vomiting, as well as offering relief to coughs and headaches.
The high vitamin content in Turmeric Lemon and Ginger Tea, combined with their numerous antioxidants, make this mouthwatering infusion a perfect choice for improving skin health. The antioxidant compounds within this beverage, in particular, can help to reduce oxidative stress in the skin and promote the growth of new cells. Further to this, the anti-inflammatory properties of this brew can ease symptoms associated with arthritis! It can also lower LDL “bad” cholesterol, according to a clinical study conducted in 2008.
This is due to an organic compound found in turmeric known as ‘curcumin’. If that wasn’t enough, Lemon, Ginger and Turmeric Tea can provide relief to anxiety and depression sufferers, as well as improve oral health, and even reduce the risks of Type II Diabetes. What more could you possibly want from your morning cup of herbal tea?
|Health Points||Anti Oxidants, Cholesterol, Immune System|
|Caffeine Level||Decaff (none)|
|Time of Day||Breakfast, Lunchtime|