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.
(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.