Turmeric Tea Benefits: 8 Reasons to Brew Up a Cup

Used as a component of ayurvedic medicine for centuries, today turmeric has gained renewed popularity due to its many beneficial properties. When added to tea, turmeric adds a bright yellow-orange color and earthy, spicy notes. Turmeric is often included along with ginger in anti-inflammatory herbal teas, like our Atomic Gold. Other turmeric tea benefits include boosting your immune system, soothing aches and pain, and improving mental focus.

Benefits of turmeric tea

Some of the benefits of turmeric tea include reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and soothing pain. We’ll cover the top benefits of drinking turmeric tea below.

1. High in certain vitamins and minerals

Turmeric tea is high in certain vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds. These include curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant, as well as manganese, iron, and copper.

2. Contains anti-inflammatory properties

One of the benefits for which turmeric is best known is its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies suggest that the curcumin present in turmeric can soothe inflammation and help to treat and prevent chronic inflammatory diseases.

3. Soothes sore throats

Thanks again to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric tea can help to soothe the symptoms of a sore throat. Curcumin also has a variety of antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties.

4. Boosts your immune system

The anti-microbial properties in turmeric can help to boost your immune system and ward off colds. While turmeric alone probably won’t be able to fight off more serious illnesses, it can still give you a little bit of extra protection by helping to bolster your body’s natural defenses.

5. Improves mental focus

Did you know that a cup of turmeric tea can actually help you focus? Whether you need to power through your workday or get some serious studying done, turmeric has been shown to help improve memory and cognitive function.

6. Soothes headaches

If you’re suffering from a headache, turmeric tea could help to ease the pain. Curcumin has been shown to have neuroprotective effects, and can help to mitigate migraine and headache pain.

7. Boosts mood

Studies suggest that turmeric might be able to have a protective effect against symptoms of anxiety and depression. While you should always check in with your doctor if you’re worried about your mental health, a cup of turmeric tea can help to give your mood a boost.

8. Good for your skin

If you’re suffering from skin issues like acne, turmeric tea could help. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, a cup of turmeric tea can assist in clearing up your skin and improving your skin health.

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Ginger and turmeric tea benefits

Turmeric is often combined with ginger in many tea blends. Ginger and turmeric are actually close relatives, and contain many of the same beneficial properties. Some of the benefits of ginger tea include:

  • Boosts your immune system

  • Improves cognitive function

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Soothes colds and sore throats

  • Relieves period pain

  • Aids digestion

  • Soothes nausea

  • Reduces muscle pain

  • High in antioxidants

  • Good for oral health

What is turmeric tea?

Turmeric tea can take a variety of forms. In most cases, turmeric is finely chopped and added to loose leaf herbal or caffeinated teas. Turmeric may also be ground and added to powdered tea mixes. You can even make your own turmeric tea at home by simmering turmeric and other spices, and adding tea leaves, milk, and honey to taste.

Does turmeric tea have caffeine?

Turmeric itself doesn’t have any caffeine. However, turmeric is sometimes added to caffeinated blends, like our Turmeric Mango Organic Green Tea. If you’re not sure whether your turmeric tea contains caffeine, you should look carefully at the ingredient list. If it contains “true” tea, such as black tea or green tea, it probably contains caffeine.

Our turmeric teas

At ArtfulTea we carry two turmeric tea blends: Atomic Gold, which is an herbal tea featuring ginger, turmeric, licorice root, and lemongrass, and Turmeric Mango, which is a flavored green tea with turmeric and mango.

Atomic Gold Organic Herbal

Spicy and sweet, warm and soothing, our Atomic Gold is full of beneficial ingredients that are sure to have you feeling better in no time. This blend of turmeric, ginger, licorice root, lemongrass, lemon peel, and orange peel has a deep and satisfying flavor while also providing outstanding health benefits. Atomic Gold brews into a beautifully bright golden yellow liquor and is caffeine free.

Turmeric Mango Organic Green Tea

This delicious blend of turmeric and ginger with tropical mango, pineapple, yuzu, and lime creates a remarkably tangy and naturally sweet cup that provides exceptional health benefits as well as zesty flavor.

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FAQs

Is turmeric tea good for a sore throat?

Yes, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, turmeric tea can help to soothe a sore throat. A hot cup of tea with a dollop of honey can also help to provide relief from pain associated with a sore throat or cold.

Is turmeric tea good for you?

Turmeric tea has a variety of health benefits. While research concerning the efficacy of turmeric is still ongoing, studies suggest that turmeric can help to reduce inflammation, soothe pain, improve mental focus, boost mood, and more.

Is it okay to drink turmeric tea at night?

As long as your tea blend contains no caffeine, it’s safe to drink turmeric tea at night. Our Atomic Gold is a caffeine free blend with turmeric and ginger, perfect for relaxing and unwinding with at the end of the day.

What does turmeric tea taste like?

On its own, turmeric has a spicy, earthy flavor. While this flavor can be a little strong on its own, it’s often balanced out with other complementary herbs and spices, like ginger and lemon.

Where can I buy turmeric tea?

There are many places where you can find turmeric tea ingredients, whether you’re interested in making your own tea from scratch with turmeric from the grocery store, or if you’re interested in a creative tea blend. At ArtfulTea, we carry two turmeric teas: Atomic Gold Organic Herbal Tea, and Turmeric Mango Organic Green Tea.

Can you add turmeric to green tea?

Yes, you can add turmeric to green tea! Turmeric and green tea naturally complement one another. Some blends, such as our Turmeric Mango Organic Green Tea, also contain additional ingredients like ginger and dried fruit.

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