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Anti Inflammatory Tea

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Olena Osipov
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Anti Inflammatory Tea

Some time last month, I got bored with all my beverages, pulled out a French press and started adding everything I had on hand to make a decaf tea. Last thing I added was turmeric, and apparently I came up with delicious turmeric tea that is super popular these days. Which, by the way, didn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Turmeric Tea Ingredients and Benefits

turmeric powder

Turmeric: Bright yellow root from India you can buy it fresh at a health food store or in a powder form. Turmeric contains chemical compound curcumin that acts as anti-inflammatory, pain killer and cholesterol regulator. Turmeric also has been shown to kill cancer cells, help manage depression and prevent arthritis. (Source)


Ginger: Guess what? Fresh ginger root is not only good for making curries and stir fries but also for flavoring kombucha. Added to tea it will help you reduce nausea. Ginger, like turmeric (they both come from the same family along with cardamom), has high anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant and immune boosting properties.

I always buy local organic ginger root because majority of conventional one is grown in China (and we all know by now that is not good, right?!).

raw honey

Raw Honey: I added a few tablespoons of raw honey to make turmeric tea taste good. I buy local raw honey instead of store-bought pasteurized one because its nutrients and vitamins haven’t been killed during heating pasteurization process. Raw honey is a good source of antioxidants, has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and is filled with phytonutrients.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Kills bacteria, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, and aids with weight loss.

Orange: Optional but it adds nice flavour, more sweetness and vitamin C.

Anti Inflammatory Tea ingredients

How to Make Turmeric Tea

  1. Add ginger, turmeric, honey, apple cider vinegar and orange to a French press or tea potAnti Inflammatory Tea in french press
  2. Pour boiling water over, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Enjoy hot.pouring hot water over ingredients for anti-inflammatory tea

Now, that I have written out all health benefits of this anti-inflammatory tea above, I thought to myself “Wow, what a super drink!”. Well, I actually thought “Holy shit”, to be honest.

Anti Inflammatory Tea in french press

Anti Inflammatory Tea

Anti Inflammatory Tea

Turmeric Tea is a healing tea recipe with turmeric, ginger, apple cider vinegar and raw honey. It tastes pretty amazing.
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Breakfast or Snack
Cuisine: American Ukrainian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Olena Osipov



  • Add ginger, turmeric, honey, apple cider vinegar and orange to a French Press or tea pot.
  • Pour boiling water over, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Enjoy hot.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This tea is delicious. me kids said it smells like feet but no matte. I’m hoping to will help me sleep through the night with less pain.

  2. 5 stars
    I love this tea! Avid coffee drinker for many years and have always disliked tea but this one is a winner!
    Thank you for sharing ♥️

  3. do you have the link to the French press? I’d like to get one, but when I click on it, it keeps saying uh oh something went wrong

  4. Such a silly question but…. do you strain the ginger bits out? I’ve wondered if by steeping you get the benefits or if it can be strained.

    1. No, I don’t. I use a french press so the ginger bits get pressed down to the bottom and don’t end up in my cup!

  5. 5 stars
    This tastes really good and has so many benefits for the body. I’m sold! I will definitely be making this regularly.

  6. 5 stars
    I love this tea! Sometimes I add lemon juice in place of ACV or cinnamon. I make 3 days worth at a time with half the water and store in a glass jug in the fridge. In the morning I add hot water and enjoy! I even love eating the orange slices that I cut into 6ths when adding!?

  7. 5 stars
    What a great recipe, even if you aren’t concerned about your health and just want something that tastes better than a tea bag! (not me, just making a point). Also who cares if boiling water breaks down some of honey’s nutrients, have they never heard of honey lemon tea or….? haha. Great recipe Olena, keep em’ coming!

  8. Live the addition of the orange in this will try it. However, I was recently speaking to a honey expert who informed me that honey incl raw should never be mixed with boiling water as it becomes toxic. I would also question about adding the ACV in first as boiling water also kills the beneficial enzymes etc in the ACV. I would suggest waiting for it to cool a little before adding these two things.

    1. When mixed with hot water honey doesn’t become toxic but rather loses some of its nutrients and vitamins. There is also a great throat and cold drink where you mix hot water with ACV that works. I agree with you that some good properties are lost in hot water but I don’t think it is that critical. Sometimes you just wanna have a pleasant tea without taking 20 minutes to make it. I am sure some good things will still be there. If you have time you can definitely wait.

  9. Would there be an downside to drinking this tea cold? Maybe making it at night and storing it in the refrigerator for morning?

  10. the boiled hot water will definitely damage the nutrients in honey, if you want to add honey in your tea, suggest you make the tea first then add the honey when the tea temperature drop to 60c or below.

    1. Thank you so much. I suspected that. I will try that tomorrow with a meat thermometer. Just to see what 60C feels like. Also, in Ukraine we used to sip on tea while scooping small teaspoons of honey from a little saucer. That is probably the best way to enjoy tea with honey in terms of preserving nutrients. Only downside is it is easy to eat a lot of honey that way.:)

  11. 5 stars
    Just made this as I’ve been having back issues, and pinched nerve as of last night (can you say PAIN!) I am drinking and praying for relief. I am taking tumeric capsules daily, and I know it has to be helping. I read prior about making ahead.. Im sure you can if you want to.drink it just to drink it, but if you are drinking it to help with inflammatory relief, FRESH is always best!!!

    1. I agree, Tricia. I hope you feel better!!! Did it help? I learnt pinched nerves take time. I hate when that happens. We slept on a futon on vacation last week and boy I still feel it. Ugh.

  12. 5 stars
    I made this! I have painful osteoarthritis in my hands, knees and hip and so decided why not? It’s so pretty and sounded tasty. Well it really is! I love hot drinks in the winter and will try a cup every day. I did add a teaspoon of coconut oil, just because. It was nice way to wake up this morning. Thank-you.

  13. Do you have any suggestions on how to make this ahead of time and how to store it? Looks delicious and I could definitely use a good ginger/turmeric boost!

    1. I would place all ingredients in a glass jar with a lid, like even Mason jar, and refrigerate. Like for 3 days ahead. And then just pour hot water straight into a jar.

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