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Ginger Lemon Turmeric Tea

This warming, gut-friendly drink is anti-inflammatory and aids in digestion and muscle pain relief.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: digestion, ginger, tonic, turmeric
Servings: 2 servings


  • medium saucepan
  • knife


  • 3 1-inch cuts fresh ginger root, sliced
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 whole lemon, sliced
  • 3 tbsp raw local honey or to taste
  • 6 cups water


  • Begin by heating six cups of water to a gentle boil. In the meantime, wash and slice ginger, lemon, and turmeric (if using fresh).
  • Add sliced lemon and ginger to nearly boiling water. Add the turmeric, then the black pepper.
  • Allow this to simmer for 8-10 minutes, covered. You may notice a golden yellow foam forms (if you used powdered turmeric); that's okay! Make sure you watch the pot so it doesn't boil over!
  • Next, remove the saucepan from heat and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving. Add honey to taste and enjoy!