The origins of our Turmeric tea blend
If you need brightening up, our vibrant orange Turmeric Spice herbal tea recipe will put a bit of colour back into your day. Blended with ginger pieces, cocoa shell and other complementary herbs and spices, this luxury loose-leaf tea is a perfect combination of spicy, fresh and sweet, leaving an invigorating aftertaste on your palate. Naturally caffeine-free, a cup of Turmeric tea can be enjoyed at any time of day but works especially well as a palate cleanser after a meal or as a nighttime beverage. Enjoy it as is or with a dash of honey and lemon, if you like.
The core ingredient of turmeric gives this spiced tea its overarching mild, aromatic flavour that comes with beguiling hints of aniseed, fresh ginger and vanilla. Mixed with cocoa peel, fennel, blackberry leaves and other natural flavourings, it has an underlying earthy quality that makes it especially appealing in the winter months.
Turmeric root has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties and as an essential ingredient in many South Asian cuisines. Recent research into the potential health benefits of turmeric has caused a surge in its popularity in the West, resulting in a raft of uses for this enigmatic member of the ginger family. From soups and sauces to ice-creams and tagines, turmeric has been put to work everywhere of late, and in no better recipe than this beautifully balanced herbal tea once steeped in boiling water.
The health benefits of turmeric
Turmeric burst into Western consciousness as a powerful health-boosting ingredient back in 2016, but this rhizome, or root, has in fact been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and is an essential ingredient in many South Asian cuisines. Recent research has proved turmeric's worth as a nutritional powerhouse packed with minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Its main active ingredient is curcumin, which has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including helping to reduce the growth of cancerous cells. Because of its anti-inflammatory nature, curcumin has also been linked to benefiting the immune system, potentially causing a reduction in arthritis symptoms and risk from other age-related chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Alternatives to Turmeric Spice herbal tea
For the goodness of turmeric with a sweet element of vanilla and coconut, try a caddy of our luxurious Turmeric Latte Mix. Not to be outdone, our Matcha Latte Mix is smooth, creamy and delicious, and packed with all antioxidant richness of this iconic Japanese green tea. Alternatively, our fragrant Ruby Latte Mix, made with beetroot, coconut rose and vanilla is another vibrant, caffeine-free infusion. And if you love a bit of spice, our Chai of Madagascar offers a unique rooibos blend of African honeybush, fruit and floral elements.
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