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
Servings 2 servings
Calories 78
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes



  • 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 | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g
Course: Breakfast or Snack
Cuisine: American Ukrainian
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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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!

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