RecipeGinger Turmeric Cherry Tea

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 35
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 7 g
    • Natural Sugar: 7 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
Good For

Ginger and turmeric are the BFFs of the anti-inflammatory world. Turmeric is a bright yellow spice that may help alleviate aches and pains associated with arthritis. In fact, some research suggests it could potentially work as well as ibuprofen. Turmeric’sbeneficial effects are likely a result of a compound calledcurcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, which functions as both an anti-inflammatory andantioxidant. And ginger offers similar benefits—one study found that consuming 2 grams of ginger daily (about 1 teaspoon fresh grated gingerroot or ¼ teaspoon dried ginger powder) helped to relieve muscle soreness by 25 percent the day after a workout compared to those who were given a placebo. Add in tart cherry juice and we have ourselves a new bes-tea. This steeped-to-perfection combination is warming, calming, sweet and oh-so-soothing.

One note: To increase the absorption of curcumin (in turmeric), it helps to include a dash of black pepper to improve its bioavailability. 

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This recipe makes 1 serving
  • • 1 tea bag, black or green (regular or decaf)
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • • Pinch ground black pepper
  • • 2 ounces tart cherry juice

Bring ¾ cup of water (about 6 ounces) to a boil. Place the tea bag, turmeric, ginger, and pepper in a mug, add the boiling water, stir, and cover. Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes.

While the tea is steeping, bring the cherry juice to a light boil, either on the stove top or in the microwave.

Add the boiling juice to the mug of tea and mix. Remove tea bag and discard. Mix the tea and enjoy.

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D