Ann’s Turmeric Tea

While we were visiting Ann & Phil down in Big Pine, Ann served me a really good tea. Today I made it myself and I think I have a pretty good tea, though it could be a little stronger. This is what I did.

Picked up some turmeric root, hibiscus and ginger tea at Whole Foods. The turmeric root was $15.99 a pound, but the little bit that I got came to under $2. I already had some coconut oil. The coconut oil is necessary to bring out the anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric.

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I wasn’t real sure what to do with the turmeric. Ann showed me how she had smashed hers up using a stone crab cracker. I cut off a little bit of my root, peeled it, and then chopped it up. I might use a little more next time.

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Then I put it the 2 tea bags, turmeric and a little chunk of coconut oil in my teapot, poured the boiling water over it and let it steep for about 10 minutes.

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It’s pretty good. I’m drinking some now and think I might add another hibiscus tea bag the next time. Or more turmeric. My achy joints feel better already!

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  1. Apart from the hibiscus, you’ve got the basics of a n excellent chai masala”!

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