turmeric tea recipe

Turmeric Tea Benefits & Complete Recipe (Golden Milk)

Why Drink Turmeric Tea?

Turmeric tea is more tasty…consuming turmeric (whether in can tea or in curries, soups, sauces, or other cooking) supports digestion, immune function, liver function, and may even offer protection from some types of cancer.

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This tea actually maximizes in natural antioxidant power of the turmeric because it is served hot and is combined with other beneficial spices and a little bit of fat. There are several variations as to how to make turmeric tea (given below), but here are the components you need to get the full benefits of turmeric: heat, the turmeric itself, some kind of fat for consumption, and a little black pepper to activate the turmeric.

Turmeric Tea Recipe (How to Make Golden Milk)

Turmeric tea (is also known the called golden milk) is a great way to get the benefits of turmeric daily. Find out how to make it an ancient health-boosting drink in under the 5 minutes!

Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time4 minutes


  • 2 cups milk of choices such as almond pecan, coconut, dairy, or use bone broth in place of the milk for a more hearty tea.
  • 1 tsp turmeric.
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder.
  • Pinch of ground black pepper.
  • The tiny piece of freshly peeled ginger root or ¼ tsp ginger powder.
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper optional.
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup or raw honey or to taste optional.


  1. All ingredients blend in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  2. The pour into a small saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
  3. Drink immediately.


  • This may stain blenders and counter-tops. The color will eventually fade, but making a thick paste of baking soda and water and scrubbing the stain can help.
  • The recipe can be halved or doubled if needed.

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Option 1: Dry Turmeric Tea mix

  • 1/2 cup turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1-2 TBSP ground ginger
  • ½ tsp cayenne (optional)

Option 2: Golden Turmeric Paste

Another reader, Rose, also contribution this variation (thank you, Rose!):


  • 1/2 cup turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 5 TBSP coconut oil

In a stainless steel pan, combine water, turmeric, and black pepper. It should make a thick paste. Cook and stir for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add coconut oil, using a whisk to fully mix in the coconut oil. Transfer to a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator.

Can I Make This with Another “Milk”?

The cashew, almond, raw grass-fed dairy, or coconut milk (not the canned kind, but its recipe).

It won’t be as creamy, but you can even make in this recipe with plain instead water of any milk at all. Bone broth is another great option for the base and you can omit the sweetener if you use broth. If you don’t use milk or broth, consider adding a tiny amount of some kind of fat (like butter or coconut oil) as it increases absorption.

Feeling really brave? Try using camel milk instead!

Where Do You Get Turmeric?

I always order turmeric in bulk because I use it in many spice blends, in delicious recipes, and to make this tea. Look for one that is organic, non-brighten, and contains curcumin (the brand will often specify a percentage). I personally have ordered this one on several occasions.

For an even more acceptable option, one of my favorite brands, Organic, makes a delicious ready-made turmeric drink mix. It’s packed with super foods to help with sleep, improve your immune system and relax at night.

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What If I Don’t Like Turmeric/Pepper/Tea?

This might still can be worth a try, as it will don’t taste like any of those. The black pepper is most important to this recipe sincerely it contains pipeline, a compound known to increase the benefits of turmeric.

Can I Omit the Honey/Maple Syrup?

Of course. I find that it helps mellow out the strong flavor of the turmeric, but it is not necessary. You can also use blood sugar friendly Stevie or nutrient-rich black strap treacle to get the benefits.

May I Add Turmeric in my Diet?

Sure! But this is the tastiest and healthy in my opinion. If you aren’t in make tea or don’t want to take its time to drink it, just add the ingredients to any food, or take alone. For instance, the  throw some turmeric, black pepper, and olive oil on some roasted veggies to accomplish the same thing. (One brave reader mentioned that she just makes a paste of turmeric and avocado oil and swallows it with 2 whole peppercorns!)

I Have any Health Issue or Am Pregnant/Nursing. Can I Drink This?

I always recommend talking with a doctor before dominate any natural remedy. Medical Center reports the University of Maryland it is safe to cook with turmeric while pregnant and nursing but that turmeric supplements should not be taken without a doctor’s advice. Turmeric can have contraindications with certain medicines.

Since this tea consist of turmeric, consult with a doctor or midwife before it consuming this if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition. Talk to someone who knows your situation before making a decision.

Can Kids Drink Turmeric Tea?

I give small amounts to my kids. Turmeric is a spice after all! They love the taste and love to help make it but check with your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns before drinking this.

This Stained My Counter/Blender/Cup. What Do I Do?

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the stains aren’t harmful and will fade over time. The bad news is that it will take some time.

Can I Make a Big Batch and Keep in the Fridge?

Sure! I’ve made up to half a gallon and kept it in the fridge. I find I will enjoy it cold too, but it can also be reheated in a small saucepan.

Can I Use Fresh Turmeric Root?

Yes! It isn’t often available where we live so I stick with dry, but you can grate a 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric root into the recipe to accomplish the same thing. You may also want to strain it using a fine mesh strainer to remove any remaining pulp or pieces.

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