Open the wrapper, drop bag in mug, pour hot water—done. Tea can be an incredibly easy drink to make, and it’s incredibly good for you, too. You don’t always have to take a shortcut, though, to enjoy the benefits nature’s best plant pickings have to offer. This tea doesn’t come from a package, yet it isn’t difficult to make. Simply bring together and boil a combination of fresh and powdered spices for a nourishing drink that awakens your senses and supports your health.
Spicy Ginger-Turmeric Antioxidant Tea
2 cups water
¼ tsp. turmeric powder
1” piece of ginger, diced, or 1 tsp. ginger powder
1 garlic clove, diced, or ½ tsp. garlic powder
1 lemon or food-grade lemon essential oil
Dash cayenne pepper
Optional: 1 Tbsp. raw honey
- In a saucepan, combine water, turmeric, ginger, cayenne and garlic and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer for seven minutes.
- To serve, strain tea into a cup.
- Stir in fresh lemon juice or lemon essential oil and honey.
- Drink tea warm.