Ginger Turmeric Glow Tea

Turmeric is a natural wonder in the healing world and has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-depressant since ancient times. The main component in turmeric, curcumin, has phenomenal anti-cancer properties.  Just remember that the CURCUMIN in turmeric is super healthy but is 2000 times more bioavailable when combined with BLACK PEPPER and because it is fat-soluble, it is also great to combine it with a HEALTHY FAT, so drink this while snaking on a scoop of almond butter or my delicious Tahini Brownies (on the website too). HEATING TURMERIC also makes the curcumin more bioavailable. So in other words, munching on a raw piece of turmeric is MUCH less good for you than cooking the turmeric, combining it with healthy fat and sprinkling it with black pepper.

Ginger Turmeric Glow Tea

Servings 1


  • 1 -inch piece of ginger sliced in thin rounds (not peeled, see note at the bottom)
  • 2 -inch piece of fresh turmeric sliced in thin rounds (not peeled, see note at the bottom) or 1/4 tsp dried ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp raw honey or liquid unpasteurized honey more to taste
  • 2 grinds of black pepper
  • a TINY shake of cayenne optional
  • 475 mL 16 ounces boiling water


  • Place the ginger pieces and turmeric pieces on a small pot, top with water and bring to a boil for 10-15 minutes.  Let it then steep for a few more minutes.
  • Add honey, cayenne and black pepper.
  • I like to make a large pot (a quadruple recipe) of this tea ahead of time and rewarm it though the day, the longer the ginger and turmeric is allowed to steep, the better.


I don’t peel the ginger or turmeric, that’s a total pain in the $%#@, rather I srub it clean and usually buy it organic.