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Turmeric Tea Recipe

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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.

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I haven't tried this version but a version I heard about and have been drinking since last week is great. Its the first drink I have found that I have been able to substitute for my morning coffee. I use fresh ginger and powdered tumeric with honey. I cut the ginger into three or 4 small slices and add about 3/4 of a teaspoon of the tumeric and 1 tablespoon of honey. I put in a glass mason jar and pour in about 2 cups of water. I dont bother straining. It has a very appealing orange yellow color and it tastes so good I think I actually like it better than coffee-something i thought I would never say.

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