This cinnamon ginger turmeric tea takes just 5 minutes to make and is packed with nutrients. Miles better than any store-bought alternatives, this one is truly bursting with fresh flavour.
What makes this recipe so good
If you’re looking for a new favourite immune boosting tea, you’ve come to the right place!
- HELPS YOU GET IN THOSE DAILY VITAMINS: This is an amazing tea to boost the immune system. It’s not only packed with vitamin C, but also rich in antioxidants, refreshing & comforting.
- IT’S SO CHEAP! You’ve probably noticed that a lot of special herbal tea blends are not cheap at all. Making your own is a great alternative. Plus, this particular recipe only requires staples that you might already have at home: ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, lemon, black pepper and a sweetener of your choice.
- PERFECT IN BOTH SUMMER AND WINTER. Another huge perk of this recipe is that it’s equally good hot or cold. In the colder months of the year, I recommend making it hot to maximise that cosy factor. And yet, you can still enjoy it in the summer by popping in some ice cubes. Full instructions on how to turn this into a cold tea are below.
- IT’S EASY PEASY. You honestly can’t go wrong with this one. It requires little to no prep. All you need to do is juice a lemon, grate some ginger and bam, you’re pretty much done. Plus, if you want to make things even easier, you can make it in a large batch!
- YOU CAN ADJUST IT EASILY. Last but definitely not least, this immune boost tea is so amazing because it’s so easily adjustable. Swap agave nectar for your other favourite sweetener, double the ginger for that extra kick or add another lemon juice shot to double the Vitamin C dose. You can play around with it endlessly.
And to top it all off, you’ll be getting step-by-step photos below. If you're looking for the best herbal tea to boost your immune system, this is your hero!
How to make your lemon ginger tea
This is what you'll need:
- Agave syrup: recommended, but feel free to substitute for another sweetener of choice like maple syrup.
Yep, that’s all. Now let’s move on to our step-by-step photos to make sure you really don’t get anything wrong.
All measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
1. Grate your ginger
Peel the ginger and grate it straight into your medium-sized pan.
2. Add your other ingredients
Add lemon, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper and agave syrup to pan. Then pour 500ml of water into the pan.
3. Heat up & whisk
Heat up for about 4 minutes until you can see steam rising out of the pan. Make sure to keep whisking as this will help cinnamon & turmeric dissolve better.
4. Top off and enjoy!
Pour your tea through a sieve. Then serve with an extra slice of fresh lemon and some ginger. You can also add another pinch of turmeric & black pepper on top.
Couldn’t possibly get any easier, could it?
If you like easy & healthy vegan drinks, try out these:
My Top Tips
Always grate your ginger
Don’t just peel the ginger and chuck the whole thing into your pan. Grating is super important as this is the only way to make sure all the juices come out of it. If you’re just chucking in a whole ginger thumb, there will be a lot less flavour.
Don't forget to strain
Just before serving, make sure to strain the tea which will make sure the grated pieces of ginger are not floating about.
Make it iced!
Want to make cold and refreshing iced tea?. This wouldn’t be easier. Simply just prepare the tea as you would usually, add plenty of ice cubes and place it in the fridge. You’ll know once it’s cold!
Make a Large Batch & Store
Make a huge batch in the morning, then pour it into an insulated thermo bottle and voila, you’re sorted for the day!
The Benefits of Cinnamon Ginger Turmeric Tea
If you find yourself making this recipe, then you’re probably someone that enjoys healthy food and cares about nutrition. What makes this tea so nourishing for the body?
LEMON: High in Vitamin C, fibre, and may help support heart health. They contain several compounds that might help lower cholesterol (source).
GINGER: Can help ease flu and colds. It’s also an amazing source of antioxidants. Moreover, it might help reduce inflammation, support cardiovascular health and relieve nausea (source).
TURMERIC: Contains curcumin which is naturally anti-inflammatory and may play a role in treating depression (source).
CINNAMON: A natural breath refresher, cinnamon also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Might help slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream (source).
This is all! You’ve now got yourself a lovely healthy vegan tea. As always, if you have any trouble making this recipe, simply comment down below or message me directly on Instagram. I’ll be sure to help you out in case you get stuck!
For more nourishing vegan recipes make sure to check out my:
- Easy Tabbouleh Salad
- Vegan Tomato Basil Soup
- The Best Healthy Vegan Granola
- Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
- Vegan Scrambled Egg
- Vegan Bliss Balls
- Potato and Broccoli Soup
Cinnamon Turmeric Ginger Tea
- Medium-sized pan
- 8 g ginger freshly grated, equals 1 very large thumb
- 3 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon agave syrup or other sweetener
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 500 ml water
- A pinch of pepper
- Peel the ginger and grate it straight into your medium-sized pan.
- Add the rest of your ingredients (lemon juice, agave syrup, turmeric, cinnamon, pepper) to a pan. Pour 500ml of water into the pan.
- Heat up for about 4 minutes until you can see steam rising out of the pan. Make sure to keep whisking as this will help cinnamon & turmeric dissolve.
- Remove from heat and strain to remove any leftover ginger bits. Serve with an extra slice of fresh lemon and some ginger.