This recipe came from a dear friend, Geo, who happens to be a medicinal herbalist (geosjoy.com.) She is one of the most beautiful and knowledgeable people I know. She is a firm believer that food and herbs can heal. So check this tea out…Not only is it nourishing, it is super yummy! Turmeric is a beautiful herb that the Ayurveda world cherishes.
Turmeric Chai Tea (serves 4)
3 TBSP turmeric powder
4 tsp. cinnamon powder
2 tsp. ginger powder
1 tsp. cardamom powder
1-2 tsp. cayenne powder (optional and I used one)
1/8 tsp clove powder
Mix it all up and store it in a glass jar. For each serving, use 4 tsp of the chai powder.
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the powder and steep for 10-30 minutes.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth into a sauce pan, and add 1/2-1 cup of milk.
Heat but do not boil.
Sweeten with honey or maple syrup to taste.
This tea is a wonderful after dinner as a dessert or before bed to help you sleep through the night. It will support liver detoxification and blood sugar regulation, plus quench the day’s inflammation during your good night’s sleep.
Written by Turi Turkel