Ginger, Turmeric and Spice Tea
Ginger, Tumeric and Spice Tea
I start with a simple base that is delicious on its own. You can add the extra flowers and spices if you feel inclined. Measurements are approximations only so go with what you feel like. You may like to increase the heat with extra ginger and add citrus that you can find in your neighbourhood. A little orange peel and whole mandarins (without the skin) are nice too.
1/2 a lemon, cut into chunks with skin on
1/2 Tbsp fresh tumeric root, peel and finely sliced
1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger root, peel and finely sliced
Pinch of flaky sea salt
1 Tbsp raw honey
Optional foraged flowers:
Calendula and marigold
Star anise and cardamom pods
Let this brew or simmer for five minutes, steep and then strain to serve. The star anise and cardamom are beautifully fragrant and so it's nice to let this brew simmer on the stove to let a wonderful aroma fill the space. You can add more water as needed and then strain to serve, adding extra honey.
I love the colour of this tea as much as I love the taste. It supports and nourishes our sacral and solar plexus chakras which are our creative centres and helps bring the sun inside at this time of year. Drinking this colour helps lift my spirits and set my sights on what's important.
Refill your pot and drink as much as you like. This is particularly helpful if you feel unwell or need some help getting to sleep or just need a pick up.
Be happy and well.