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Honey Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea (VIDEO)


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! 😉

Honey Turmeric Ginger Iced Tea
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Drinks
  • 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
  1. Using a spoon, peel both the ginger and turmeric. Grate each on a box grater like you would cheese.

  2. Place the grated roots in a glass measuring cup and pour two cups of hot water over. Let steep for 10 minutes.

  3. Strain into a jar and add the honey. Stir or shake well. 

  4. 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!

Recipe Notes

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! 


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  • Reply
    June 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Oh wow, this looks so refreshing AND has so many great health benefits! Cant wait to try this out!

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    Nancy Woodbury
    June 27, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Where do you buy the fresh Tumeric? I will try also as I’ve been catching continuous colds from the grand babies and have one right now 🙁

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      June 27, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Try Whole Foods! 🙂

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        Nancy Woodbury
        June 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        Thanks – on my way to get some right now!

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    June 27, 2017 at 8:16 am

    This sounds so refreshing for summer and I’m sure in winter it will be perfect hot! I also wanted to ask where you find fresh tumeric? Thanks!

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      June 27, 2017 at 8:47 am

      I’m able to find it at our local market – I bet whole foods has it, too!

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    June 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

    This sounds so refreshing! I’ve been drinking golden milk often for the past few months, but I like the idea of turmeric and ginger iced tea much better for the summer. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try this. 😀


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    June 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Have you tried doing this without peeling the roots? Maybe in a vitamix with the hot water?

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    June 28, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Love this and would love to see more like this!

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    June 29, 2017 at 5:16 am

    how do you peel the roots with a spoon?

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      Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
      June 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

      I always peel mine with a vegetable peeler. Works the same.

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    July 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    It took me a couple of servings to warm up to its taste but I love it now! It’s great with a splash of lemon juice added to it as well. Thanks for the recipe!

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    July 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Is it possible to use ground turmeric if fresh isn’t available? None of my local grocery stores have it at the moment and do not have a Whole Foods close by.

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    August 13, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Thank you, I love this drink. I hate throwing away all that ginger and turmeric though. Do you think it could be saved and used again for another batch? Or anything else?

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    Kelli H
    August 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Love this tea! Finally made it over the weekend and it’s so fresh tasting! The sweetness is perfect too — barely there. I’ll be making this all the time.

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    Clifford Burdette
    August 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Here is a recipe for my ginger turmeric tea. I drink it hot.
    I have arthritis and this helps.
    Homemade Ginger Tea
    4 ~ 6 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
    4 cups water
    1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. Turmeric
    Pinch of Cayenne pepper
    1/4 cup Lemon juice
    1/4 cup Lime juice
    1/2 cup raw honey
    Peel the ginger root with a peeler or with the back of a spoon.
    Grate the ginger with a grater/zester.
    If you slice it, slice it thin and use more.
    Place the water in a saucepan, add the ginger, cinnamon, cayenne and Turmeric.
    Bring to a boil, and turn off heat.
    Put the lid on it and let it steep for 10 minutes.
    Strain to remove the ginger.
    Add lemon and lime juice and honey.
    Stir and enjoy!
    If you want a cold tea, let your tea cool down, store it in the fridge and add ice cubes before serving.

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    September 12, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    LOVE this! I’ve been making it regularly. It’s so good with lemon & cayenne!

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