Turmeric and Ginger Iced Tea


Serves 4

6 cups of water, divided

½ teaspoon ground turmeric (you can add more if you like however be careful not too much or the taste will be too strong)

1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

½ lemon, sliced (rind included)

Handful fresh mint leaves (optional but highly recommended)

¼ cup sugar (or other sweetener of choice, make sure to pick one with a mild taste)


Place 1 cup of water, turmeric, ginger, and lemon slices into a small saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce to a simmer, and let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove from the heat, add sugar (or other sweetener of choice), and give a good stir.

Cover with a lid and let steep for 1 hour (you can let it steep overnight for stronger flavor).

Strain syrup (using a fine mesh strainer or a cheesecloth) into a pitcher and add remaining 5 cups of water (you can add more water depending on how strong you want the iced tea to be).

Serve over ice or chilled straight from the fridge.