Turmeric is a bright yellow-orange spice used in food like curries, sauces, or even tea. It’s known for its bold flavor but also its health benefits. Its uniquely bold color and flavor can light up any cup of tea.
Origin Story of Turmeric
Turmeric is the root of the flowering plant Curcuma longa which belongs to the ginger family, native to tropical South Asia called Curcuma. Like ginger, you can find it in a root form or ground to include in food and even tea. Most Curcuma species are found in India, but some are found in other Asian countries such as Thailand and other smaller countries. The use of some form of Turmeric can be traced back to the 7th century BC. It may have been used as a dye or even as medicine.
Turmeric has a bold, earthy flavor. It’s commonly used in Indian sauces and curries and is reminiscent of chai. You’ll find turmeric in in most curry powders. While it offers huge flavor, the color is remarkable. Just a little bit can spice up soup, rice, and a cup of tea.
Turmeric Tea Benefits
There is an ingredient in Turmeric called Curcumin which may help with inflammation and arthritis pain, boost your immune function, lower cholesterol, and more. It is thought to increase the absorption of antioxidants, improve brain function, and lower the risk of heart disease. Try a cup of Golden Milk to enjoy Turmeric in a comforting drink.
Whip up a batch using:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups coconut milk
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Sweeten with honey (as much as you like)
- Shake well and enjoy
If you’d like to enjoy a warm drink, heat the golden milk and add your favorite Hackberry Chai tea to it. Steep for the required amount of time and enjoy.