Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Turmeric Orange Peel Tea is a fascinating spicy-fruity infusion exclusively blended by us at our Pluckley based factory. Its flavours are simply unmistakable, boasting strong, full-bodied, and refreshing tastes, coupled with truly enticing aromas.
Turmeric is a notably popular ingredient on the Japanese island of Okinawa, where its residents are known to have the world’s longest average lifespan at 81.2 years! Brews made from turmeric, such as Turmeric Orange Peel Tea, are a staple part of their diets, and while it may not be the definitive answer to a longer life, it will certainly offer an extra boost! However, for those who are just simply looking for a delicious beverage to get them through the day, look no further!
In recent years, the global tea industry has experimented with turmeric’s delectable flavours in a wide range of different products. Yet these infusions are far from a new phenomenon, as turmeric’s inclusion in countless beverages can be dated back many millennia. It was considered a vital component of Ancient Indian Ayurvedic Medicine, and was often used to balance ‘vata’, ‘pitta’, and ‘kapha’ doshas in the body.
These doshas each have a vital role in harmonising the body. The vata dosha, for example, is the energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation and breathing. The pitta dosha, meanwhile, is the energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion and absorption. Finally, the kapha dosha is the energy that controls growth in the body.
It also supplies water to all parts of the body, moisturises the skin, and maintains the immune system. Turmeric has been included in many Ayurveda Herbal Teas catered to balancing each respective dosha. Traditionally, however, turmeric was specifically associated with supporting the blood, liver, joints, immune system, and digestive tract. It is no surprise, then, that turmeric - both as an ingredient and in brew-form - is known as ‘the spice of life’.
Recent archeological findings have indicated that turmeric may have first been in use over 4,500 years ago. The evidence, which includes pots containing turmeric residue uncovered in New Delhi, India, suggests that this remarkable spice was a popular ingredient as far back as 2,500 BCE! Since then, its popularity has stood the test of time, and can now be found in thousands of culinary dishes around the world including, of course, tea.
Subjected to rigorous scientific research in the last decade alone, it is now known that turmeric is so much more than just an age-old herbal remedy! To find out more information on how Turmeric Orange Peel Tea can improve your everyday way of life, please see the health benefits section below!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Ingredients: Turmeric root and dried orange peel.
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: This easy-drinking herbal tea is a smooth, yet spicy beverage brimming with divine flavour. Sweet undertones may also be tasted, along with a complex citrus aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Golden-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea: Turmeric Orange Peel Tea contains many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B and C, as well as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and iron. It is known to relieve pain and inflammation, improve the immune and digestive systems, and even enhance cognitive function. Further to this, correlations have been established with the frequent consumption of this herbal tea and the reduction of LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol.
An Indonesian study conducted at the Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital - which ran from May 2005 to May 2006 - saw 75 test subjects of varying ages and circumstances administered a low-dose of curcumin - an organic compound found in turmeric. The results indicated that this low-dosage reduced LDL cholesterol levels in all patients.
- TypeHerbal Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Cholesterol
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime