Cook and Clean with Kate

Turmeric Tea

Serves 2

I make and drink this tea when I feel like I am coming down with a cold to help strengthen my immunity as well as to aid detoxing. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory so is soothing on the system particularly if you have a viral or bacterial infection. Unless you are using an infuser, you will need to use a strainer when you pour the tea.

What you need

Fresh root ginger

finely grated to yield 1 tbsp

½ tsp ground turmeric

Very small pinch chilli flakes

optional

700ml boiling water

1-2 tbsp lemon juice

What you do

Fill a kettle and allow to boil.

Place the grated ginger, turmeric and chilli flakes into a teapot.

Once the kettle has boiled, leave it for five minutes before pouring the boiled water over the spices.

Once the flavours have infused, pour the tea and add the lemon juice according to taste.

If you prefer a sweeter flavor, you can add a squeeze of runny honey or maple syrup.