I have been itching to share this simple Honey Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea recipe with you guys for awhile now and today is the day! This iced tea is perfect for summer and, actually, isn’t really “tea” at all! It’s just an infusion. And it’s so refreshing and delicious, especially with the honey.
Over the past month, we have had a bit of a sickness rut with the kids. You know how it is when you have little ones and a cold cycles through your house. Let’s just say it knocks everyone down one.by.one. Luke was the first to go down and down he went. The poor guy was sick for 12 whole days with this darn virus! Grayson was next and finally, last week, I fell as well. But only, miraculously, for 12 hours (thanks Vitamin C and Wellness Formula!). Anyway, we are finally all well now and I’m sipping this on the daily to boost my immunity while I chase after these germ monsters all day. Summer colds are the worst, man!
I actually got this “recipe” from my friend, Aubrey. I noticed she was always drinking some magical elixir…at the playground, at my house, at the market…she always seemed to have it with her and swear by it. When I finally asked for her recipe after trying it at a friend’s house during one of our kids playdates, she said quite simply “it’s just grated fresh ginger and turmeric mixed with water”. That’s it. I added honey for sweetness and a whole lotta ice because SUMMER.
There are tons of health benefits to drinking an infusion like this. Turmeric is known to help with inflammation, so there’s that big one. Also, ginger is great for nausea and helps to boost the immune system. I’m actually not a fan of things that are “overly gingery” (they sort of have the reverse effect on me and make me MORE nauseous) but there’s a great balance in this tea. It’s really just refreshing and detoxifying.
I hope you enjoy — this one’s a good one! 😉
- 2 3" knobs fresh ginger
- 2 3" knobs fresh turmeric
- 1.5 tbsp raw honey
- 2 cups hot water
- additional water and ice for serving
Using a spoon, peel both the ginger and turmeric. Grate each on a box grater like you would cheese.
Place the grated roots in a glass measuring cup and pour two cups of hot water over. Let steep for 10 minutes.
Strain into a jar and add the honey. Stir or shake well.
When you're ready to make iced tea, pour about 1/4 cup of this concentrate into a glass and add cold filtered water. The amount of water you add is dependent on how strong you like your tea. 🙂 Add ice and enjoy!
This recipe makes about 1.5 cups of iced tea concentrate. It keeps in the fridge for about a week so make a big batch and drink up the benefits!