This is my savior when sick.
It’s my go-to wintertime tonic, and sometimes my morning replacement for coffee, too. Or afternoon pick-me-up. Or my I-need-some-color-to-brighten-this-dull-dreary-December-day drink. It’ll work for a number of occasions, and it’s rather simple to make.
Perhaps it’s the anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric, or the zing from the ginger, but either way, this tea comes with a natural boost of energy upon drinking. This is why you may find it particularly useful when your immune system is down. While sleep is the ultimate savior, you can make this your second saving grace for when you need to get through the morning hours. Then take a nap, and repeat the tea-making upon waking.
That’d be my advice. That is, if you find yourself catching the cold that everyone in my universe seems to be enduring right now.
Adjust the honey to your taste. If you want to get fancy, seek out fresh turmeric root from your local market (Whole Foods often carries this) and grate some of the its gold on top.
- -1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- -Scant 1/2 tsp. turmeric
- -1/2 tsp. honey, or to taste
- -Cinnamon, dash
- -12 oz. water (or enough to fill a large mug)
- Place water and ginger in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, and then strain ginger, pouring the water into a mug. Stir in turmeric and honey. Top with a dash of cinnamon. Enjoy.