Tuesday, April 9, 2013

turmeric tea




Move over hot chocolate!!! There's a new cup in town and it is serious competition for even the very best hot chocolate. (David and I may not agree here - he is a seriously committed hot chocoholic - but even he was willing to concede that it was a contender. I say winner.)

A problem with all the superlatives that are flung around on blogs is those very superlatives lose their power - get all diluted by becoming common - and then nobody pays them any mind. A sad state of affairs. Being aware of that I hesitate to express myself with all the enthusiasm I feel but really, truly, I think this 'tea' is...... words fail me. Can't think of any to impress you with the wonderfulness of turmeric tea. Or motivate you to give it a go. 

When I saw the idea I was intrigued - mostly because turmeric is one of those spices considered to be "good" for you. I wasn't sure why or how but I was pretty sure that. I knew that before it is baked and powdered a piece of turmeric looks like a slender bit of ginger but that is about the sum of my experience. Not impressive. Turns out turmeric is immuno-restorative and an anti-inflammatory agent - that is impressive. And that is just for a start. I don't know if that information alone would motivate many to drink it up but it wasn't enough for me; there are a lot of yucky but potentially healthy offerings out there. The hook for me was the fresh ginger and sprinkle of cayenne mixed with a touch of cinnamon all smoothed out with a spoonful of honey. Done, done, and done!

When I think about how close I came to walking right by my new bliss I shudder. I do.

turmeric tea
(adapted from  Mark's Daily Apple and the Dr Oz Show)

1 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp turmeric
dash of cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp raw local honey
2 very thin slices of fresh ginger

Combine the turmeric, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, honey, and ginger slices in a mug. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat just to the point of boiling. Remove from heat and add a couple of tablespoons of the hot milk into the spices and honey in the mug. Stir until smooth, then add the remaining hot milk, mixing well.

Find yourself a quiet spot and a enjoy a little bit of bliss.

6 comments:

Eden Lang said...

you've been busy little lady:) I sat down to find two beautiful posts...what a treat! The soup below looks devine and this tea??? I am off to make some right now. hoping it will brighten up my slightly gray morning.

xoxo

Jonathon said...

You make me happy with all of your inventions and discoveries!

I can't wait for a quiet moment to try this tea. Actually, I'd settle for a quiet moment. LOL

Alex Mac said...

I actually saw a recipe for this a few days ago but I skipped past it, thinking it would be like drinking a cup full of curry. I'm going to have to rethink my stance after this blog post..

Hope all is well Cheri!

Cheri said...

Alex - I laughed when I read your comment because that is exactly what I thought when I first looked at the recipe but it is not a bit like a cup of curry. I love curry but this beats it by miles. Hope you like it if you try it and I urge you to try.

Jonathon - if you have a quiet moment life will have stopped.lol Love you

Cheri said...

Eden - guaranteed to brighten and warm. Love you tons :)

Allie said...

just made this tonight - a little cup of heaven!! absolutely loved it. posted a pic on my instagram with a link to your blog. : )