This recipe was inspired by a tea from Okinawa (I made it sweeter!). They claim the world’s longest average life span, so they must be doing a few things right!
- 1/8 to 1/2 tsp turmeric to taste
- 1/3 cup water
- 3/4 skim cup milk
- honey to taste
- nutmeg if it’s fall!
Add the turmeric to the water in a small saucepan and boil for 8-10 minutes, this reduces the bitter taste and releases the components of the turmeric*. Meanwhile warm the milk to just scalding, either on the stove or in your mug. Add the turmeric tea to the milk then add honey to taste. If you find that you like it, you can make several servings at one time and keep it in the fridge.
*Curcumin, the chemical component released into the tea has been shown to outperform many pharmaceuticals against a range of chronic and debilitating diseases, and it does so with virtually no adverse side effects.
In addition to curcumin, this tea contains in excess of two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including six specific COX-2 (the enzyme that promotes pain, inflammation and swelling) inhibitors.