Yogi Bhajan, founder of the Yogi Tea brand, recommends this hot turmeric and almond oil tea (also called "Golden Milk" tea) for joint and bone health. Putting oil in tea may seem strange at first, but I promise the result is heavenly, and quite soothing. Just be sure to use almond oil and not a substitute in this turmeric tea recipe! Try adding a bit of cinnamon too, if you like.
- 2 tbsp turmeric
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup milk or soy milk
- 1 tsp almond oil
- honey, to taste
Stir together the turmeric and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook, stirring, until a thick paste is formed.
Use 1/2 to 1 tsp of this turmeric paste for each cup of Golden Milk tea. Add turmeric paste, milk, almond oil and honey to saucepan and reduce heat to low. Bring milk just to a boil then remove from heat. Whisk briskly or blend if you prefer a frothier drink.