Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea

Can’t believe its December already,  Christmas is just around the corner and me and my husband will visit Poland in just three weeks. Meanwhile, the weather in Suzhou quickly became chilly, scary chilly. When I moved here one and a half year ago, I thought I moved to a winter paradise – not freezing cold like in Poland, but enough to make you feel its winter. How wrong was I. After long, sweaty, exhausting summer, comes a short period of great autumn weather (two weeks in November). Then winter comes. Extremely chilly all the time (there is no general heating in the south of China), windy and most of the time accompanied by greyish, smogy sky. When I’m sitting home, dressed so I look like a little polar bear, turning my air conditioning to 30ºC, I like to sip up on this turmeric tea. Makes me feel warm inside.   I also belive in healing properties of turmeric. If you’re not big fan of it I still recommend you try it, the taste of turmeric is not dominating. Also, be extremely careful when handling turmeric, this powder can make a lot of mess and will colour everything it can! 🙂

about one liter water (32oz)
1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
few small pieces of fresh ginger
one garlic clove, peeles and crushed1 teaspoon dried goji fruits
1 tablespoon honey
1 or two lemons/limes
1/2 teaspoone olive oil/coconut oil


Put all ingredients, in a big bowl and pour over boiling water. Steep for 10-15 minuts. Strain and enjoy.

Experiment with your tea. You can adtd other ingredients: peppercorns, cilandro, orange… anything that you like will be good. Also the original recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of oil, which was way too much for me. I found the original recipe on


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