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13 Turmeric Tea Blend Recipes

13 Turmeric Tea Blend Recipes
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Spicy, warming turmeric root makes a perfect addition to herbal tea blends, but can be too overpowering on its own. Learn which flavors go well with turmeric so you can create your own delicious turmeric tea blends!

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Why is Turmeric So Popular Now?

Turmeric supplements, turmeric latte, turmeric-based juices, and, indeed, turmeric tea – what is it with this yellow root lately? Although it has been a staple in South Asian countries for literally thousands of years, it was little more than a spice to use in Indian curries here in the West until recently.

The reason this spice has recently gone through such a boom is that more and more evidence is appearing that points to it having certain health benefits.

Although I want to underscore that there’s also a lot of nonsense out there. Turmeric isn’t going to magically make you super-healthy or cure you of diseases. That said. having some on a regular basis may be beneficial.

Researchers definitely don’t agree yet on the degree to which turmeric (and particularly curcumin, the chemical component that colors it bright yellow) supports our immune system, but there continues to be more evidence that it is beneficial to overall health.

Regardless of the degree to which turmeric supports health claims, it is currently a popular ingredient for herbal tea blends, and for good reason. It’s spicy, earthy and lightly (pleasantly) bitter.

I find the flavor of straight turmeric tea too bitter, but once blended with other healthy herbs and spices, it becomes delightful and soothing.

Below, let’s have a look at 12 delicious turmeric tea blend ideas that’ll help you take your daily warming cup of turmeric tea to the next level.

FAQ: Can you drink turmeric tea daily? Sure! There’s nothing wrong with having one or two cups of turmeric tea on a daily basis.

12 Turmeric Tea Blends to Boost Flavor

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea

Often touted as a “detox” tea recipe, lemon ginger turmeric tea is great for your digestion and possibly your immune system – and it tastes much nicer than plain turmeric tea.

You can make lemon ginger turmeric tea with both fresh and dried ingredients. I prefer going for fresh, making a big batch and then freezing it in individual portions.

Lemon ginger turmeric tea
Lemon ginger turmeric tea

For 10 cups, you’d need:

  • 10 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated turmeric root
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Optional: honey to taste

Simmer the ingredients together in a saucepan for up to half an hour or until you’re happy with the flavor.

Cinnamon Ginger Turmeric Tea

As you’ll notice as you explore these turmeric tea blend ideas, turmeric and ginger go together like peanut butter and jelly. Both belong to the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, so it’s not surprising they complement each other so well.

Cinnamon is a good addition to this dynamic duo. It adds warmth and a spiced flavor, plus it’s good for you!

Ginger, cinnamon and turmeric in powder form and whole form.
Ginger, Cinnamon and Turmeric

For 10 cups turmeric ginger cinnamon tea, you’d need:

  • 10 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated turmeric root
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated ginger root
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Optional: honey to taste

Simmer the ingredients together in a saucepan for up to half an hour.

Ginger Peach Turmeric Tea

Unlike the two turmeric tea blends above, which taste best when you use fresh ingredients, ginger peach turmeric tea is usually made with dried ingredients. This makes it easier to brew an individual cup, plus the ingredients themselves last for ages in your pantry.

I really like how the sweetness of peach complements ginger’s spice and the earthiness of turmeric root.

Dried fruits arranged on a white plate.
Dried fruit to be used in teas

For one cup turmeric ginger cinnamon tea, you’d need:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric root
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon dried peach

This blend will be quite naturally sweet, so it isn’t usually necessary to add honey. Place the ingredients in a tea infuser, pour over the hot water, and let steep for up to five minutes.

Turmeric Green Tea

Green tea has long worn the “health halo”, and adding turmeric to green tea is a great way to get that extra potential health boost. Green tea is grassy and almost floral, which is perfect to balance out turmeric’s somewhat bitter earthiness.

You can make this blend with as little as two ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons green tea leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric root
  • Optional: slice of lemon
  • Optional: honey to taste

Green tea has much less caffeine than black tea. My favorite green tea is our hand blended Green Sencha Pomegranate Tea.

loose green tea and pomegranate in a heart container.
Green tea with pomegranate

Turmeric Milk Tea (Golden Milk Latte)

Turmeric milk tea, also known as a golden milk latte, isn’t quite the same as regular turmeric tea. Turmeric milk tea offers the benefits of turmeric, and the milk fat actually helps your body absorb the curcumin (the stuff that is supposed to offer all the health benefits) more effectively.

Known in its home country of India as Haldi ka Doodh, golden milk tea was traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine.

To make a homemade blend of your own, include these ingredients:

  • 7 cups whole milk (or plant-based milk)
  • 3 cups water (omit if using plant-based milk)
  • 5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 10 cloves
  • 10 smashed green cardamom pods
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • Optional: a few smashed black peppercorns
  • Optional: honey to taste

Combine the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on low for up to 10 minutes. Strain to remove the spices and enjoy!

You can also purchase the turmeric golden chai blend and add steamed milk to it for an easy version of golden milk latte.

Turmeric chai blend of tea in white heart cup.
Turmeric chai blend of tea

FYI: Golden milk latte is a daily drink in Okinawa, a “Blue Zone” region in the world. Often called the “elixir of the Gods” 

Turmeric Matcha Tea

A traditional East Asian staple, you’re sure to have heard of matcha at some point: it went through a huge popularity surge here in the West recently. Not surprising, as it’s ultra-versatile, tasty, and good for you (loads of antioxidants!).

Traditionally, matcha tea is made by simply whisking matcha powder and hot water together. For our turmeric matcha tea, though, I like to add a splash of whole milk.

As mentioned earlier, the curcumin in turmeric is more easily absorbed by your body when accompanied by some kind of fat.

Turmeric and matcha teas
Turmeric and matcha teas

Here’s how you make a turmeric matcha tea with milk:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • Optional: honey to taste

Place the powdered ingredients in the bottom of a mug. Top with some hot water and whisk vigorously. Then, top off with the rest of the water and milk.

Turmeric Black Pepper Tea

It’s clear by now that adding a splash of milk (or even a little coconut oil or ghee) to your turmeric tea can help your body better absorb all the good stuff that turmeric has to offer. But did you know it’s not just fat that assists in the absorption of curcumin?

The piperine in black pepper can also help absorb curcumin. And that’s good news for us tea lovers, because black pepper and turmeric go fantastically together anyway!

I know it can sound odd, but try it: pepper’s heat totally helps balance out turmeric’s earthiness.

Spoons of powdered turmeric and black peppercorns.
Turmeric and black peppercorn pairing

Here’s how you make turmeric black pepper tea:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp dried turmeric
  • 3 smashed peppercorns
  • Optional: lemon slice
  • Optional: honey to taste

Place the turmeric and peppercorns in your tea egg and pour over the hot water. Steep for up to five minutes.

Chai Turmeric Tea

Another drink that has recently surged in popularity here in the West is masala chai, an Indian tea blend that combines black tea, cardamom and ginger with a whole range of different warming spices. Traditionally, it’s made with milk and sugar (or jaggery, a type of unrefined cane sugar).

For today’s chai recipe, let’s add some turmeric, shall we? We’ll also include peppercorns, which complement the other spices perfectly.

As with golden milk latte, the ingredients here need to be simmered together, so let’s make 10 cups at a time. You can keep the rest in the freezer for three days or turn it into amazing homemade popsicles.

  • 5 cups water
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 10 tsp loose leaf black tea
  • 5 green cardamom pods
  • 3 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1.5 tbsp grated turmeric
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar

Smash all the spices to release their flavor and then simmer all the ingredients together in a saucepan. Strain and serve.

Tip: Don’t have all these spices in your cupboard? You can just purchase a delicious turmeric chai blend.

Turmeric chai blend of tea in white heart cup.
Turmeric chai blend of tea

Moringa Turmeric Tea

Moringa tea, made with leaves of a tree called Moringa olifeira, is usually enjoyed for its scientifically proven health benefits. But why not boost your morning cup of moringa with a little added turmeric and enhance the health benefits even more?

Moringa tastes similar to green tea: subtle and with grassy notes. It’s easily overpowered, so don’t add too much turmeric to your blend.

Here’s how you make one cup of moringa turmeric tea:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp dried moringa leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried turmeric
  • Optional: slice of lemon
  • Optional: honey to taste

Add the ingredients to a tea infuser ball (sometimes referred to as a “tea egg” and pour over the hot water. Steep for up to 5 minutes.

Orange Ginger Turmeric Tea

Lemon isn’t the only type of citrus that plays nice with turmeric! Orange is another great option, and a popular addition to turmeric tea blends. It can be made with dried ingredients, but it’s also commonly prepared fresh.

This is another recipe with fresh ingredients that need to be simmered together. It keeps well in the fridge, or you can opt to freeze the excess.

Here’s how you do it:

  • 10 cups water
  • 2 fresh oranges
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh grated turmeric
  • Optional: 2 lemon slices
  • Optional: maple syrup to taste

Halve and squeeze the oranges. Use a spoon to remove all the flesh. Place this, plus the other ingredients, in a saucepan and simmer on low for up to five minutes. This blend also tastes great as an iced tea!

Tip: If you’re a tea lover, don’t forget to have a look at Farm to Jar’s other blends of black and green blended teas.

Singletary, K. (2010). Turmeric: an overview of potential health benefits. Nutrition Today, 45(5), 216-225.

BONUS RECIPE: Spicy Turmeric Tea

Spicy Turmeric Tea

Cup of turmeric tea with tea ingredients on the spoon
Add a warming twist to your daily cup of turmeric tea with a homemade blend using spicy chili pepper and ginger.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 15 cups
Calories 6



  • 5 tsp dried shredded turmeric
  • 10 tsp dried shredded ginger
  • 2 tsp crushed dried chili pepper or to taste; see notes
  • 5 peppercorns smashed or ground


  • Run the peppercorns and the dried chile pepper through a spice grinder. Blend all the ingredients together and store in an airtight jar.
    5 tsp dried shredded turmeric, 10 tsp dried shredded ginger, 2 tsp crushed dried chili pepper, 5 peppercorns
  • To make a cup of tea: add 1-2 teaspoons to a tea infuser. Pour over boiling water and let steep for up to five minutes. Enjoy!


  1. Standard red pepper flakes are usually cayenne, which is in the mid to high spice range. Want to make your own? Try ancho or mulato for a mild tea, chipotle if you’ve got some spice resistance, or chile de arbol if you like things nice and fiery.
  2. You can easily dry all these ingredients yourself, but you can also opt to buy them pre-dried for tea: ginger, turmeric, and chili pepper.
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Calories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 174IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.3mg
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