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! Yes, I foolishly tried this recipe with olive oil once when I was out of almond oil, and pretty much immediately spat it out. I repeat, you MUST use almond oil! No substitutes! I won't make that mistake again!
Try adding a bit of cinnamon too, if you like.
- 2 tbsp turmeric
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup milk or soy milk (or other non-dairy milk substitute)
- 1 tsp almond oil
- honey, to taste
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.