Turmeric Tea

My mom went to the salon yesterday and got to talking with her beautician/cousin/best friend and she told her how we’ve all been so sick for so long. Immediately, Linda had the cure for all of us.

She and her husband both drink a cup of this tea before bed and she swears that it works miracles on what’s ailing ya. Here’s the recipe so you can make it yourself:

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  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. turmeric (Who knew that was a thing?)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. honey (or to taste)

*Note about measuring: When measuring spices out for this recipe, do not fill measuring spoons to maximum capacity. It is safe to put a little bit less than the called for amount. Too much will cause your tea to be gritty and too spicy.

Mix all ingredients very well in blender. *This is very important because if you don’t do it long enough then the spices don’t get blended very well into the milk and it has a gritty taste to it. I know from experience and my mom is the only one who has mastered it just right so far. But I’ll get it sooner or later.

Last step is to heat your tea. Microwave, right? Nope! Do NOT microwave this tea! Again, speaking from experience, if you microwave it then the whole cup of it will become like a volcano and erupt in your microwave.  Instead, pour your tea from the blender into an appropriate sized saucepan and put on low heat. All you’re trying to do here is warm it up, so don’t go leaving it on the burner for all hours because we all know what a mess scorched milk is to clean up. After heating, the tea will be a slightly dark yellow with specs in it. Sorta like a liquid custard.

*I’ve read to strain the mixture after heating. If you find it too gritty, this might be helpful. I’m gonna try it tomorrow.

This recipe makes approx. 2 mug fulls.

Enjoy!!☕☕

Knowing that it stinks to be sick for Christmas and that there are probably other people out there as well that are also sick, I decided to post this yummy recipe for anyone out there who is seeking a relieving “cure”.  It does taste good and as for it curing sickness, my grandpa and grandma both said it made them feel considerably better and they have been REALLY sick. I also noticed that it relieved my cough for a while and loosened it up as well.

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Merry Christmas, everyone! And God Bless ya!
Until next time,

~Anne

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