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This warming and healing Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea is the perfect companion throughout winter! It’s pleasant, delicious and anti-inflammatory. 

two hand holding a cup of ginger turmeric tea

As the name would suggest, Ginger Turmeric Tea is a tea made from fresh ginger root and fresh turmeric root. This tea recipe is very easy and quick to prepare and is an excellent nutritional boost for you and your body.

What Are The Ginger Turmeric Tea Benefits For Me?

Both ginger and turmeric have a great healing effect, which can be very beneficial to your immune system, especially in winter, when colds are lurking everywhere you turn.

Ginger is known for its antibacterial effect and contains a lot of vitamin C.

Turmeric contains curcumin, which is anti-inflammatory, can lower cholesterol levels, and can be great for skin.

The health benefits of this hot tea are undisputed!

turmeric root in a small wooden bowl next to a knife
This is what fresh turmeric looks like!

In order to improve your body’s absorption of turmeric (also known as bioavailability) and enjoy its full benefits, add some ground black pepper to the tea. A pinch is enough, and won’t interfere with the delicious flavor.

If you have a cold or would like to prevent yourself from getting cold during the winter, try this Lemon Apple Ginger Shot recipe. My readers love it!

I linked you some interesting articles if you want to read more about the benefits of ginger or about the benefits of turmeric.

Turmeric Ginger Tea Recipe

I love this tea not only because of how good it is for you, but also because it is absolutely delicious. The ginger adds a kick and makes the tea very warming, and turmeric gives it a gorgeous yellow color.

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea

Watch Out! Turmeric Will Stain!

Turmeric dyes very quickly. Take extra care, especially with your clothes. Once turmeric touches your clothing, it is difficult to get rid of the stains. If you have an emergency, try natural bleaching under the sun.

 I am always very careful. Prevention is better than cure! 

Here are some extra tips if you are unlucky and manage to stain your clothes.

My Favorite Variation of Ginger Turmeric Tea

Just for a twist, try adding some lemon and maple syrup. The maple syrup will add sweetness and warmth to the flavor, while the lemon will add some zing and boost your vitamin C intake. 

For the lemon: I like to slice fresh lemons into rings and cook them directly with the tea, but if it’s easier you can juice the lemon and pour the lemon juice into the tea just before serving. Make sure you use a fresh organic, unwaxed lemon. 

For the syrup: A little maple syrup will certainly take this tea up a notch. A light sweetness makes the tea perfect. I like maple syrup, but you could also try agave syrup, date syrup or whatever natural sweetener is hidden in your kitchen cupboard.

This tea is also delicious unsweetened – whatever your preference is, it will be a delight.

How To Make This Lemon and Turmeric Tea

The recipe for this tasty turmeric ginger tea is very simple and quick to prepare. It is best to use fresh ginger and turmeric, which you can find in any major supermarket during the winter season.

→ Check out the recipe video. It’s a quick, one-minute video showing how easy it is to make this soothing Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea!

turmeric root next tu turmeric ginger tea


  1. Bring a pot of water to the boil.
  2. Cut the lemon, ginger and turmeric into thin slices.
  3. Add the lemon, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon stick to the boiling water. Leave to simmer at low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the tea through a fine sieve.
  5. Sweeten with maple syrup.
  6. Serve & Enjoy while hot!

(The exact quantities and everything you need to know for the recipe can be found in the recipe card below.)

If you don’t have fresh ginger or turmeric, you can also prepare the tea with ground ginger and turmeric. The exact quantities can be found below in the recipe card under the notes.

Recipe FAQ

Can I brew the tea longer? If you like ginger a bit stronger, of course. Let it brew for 10-15 minutes (do not boil).

Can I grate the ginger? If you love a very strong ginger aroma, add grated ginger instead of slices one.

How do I store the tea? Pour the tea through a sieve into a pot, let it cool and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat it in a small pot or enjoy it cold.

Important: Make sure you strain the tea before putting it in the fridge. It becomes very strong and bitter if the ginger, turmeric, lemon and cinnamon pieces are left in.

Can I leave out the cinnamon? If you don’t like cinnamon or don’t have it, you can leave it out.

More Winter Comfort Drinks You’ll Love:

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📖 Recipe

two hand holding a cup of ginger turmeric tea

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea

This warming and healing Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea is the perfect companion throughout winter! It’s pleasant, delicious and anti-inflammatory. 
Author : Aline Cueni
4.80 from 20 votes

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Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :5 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Servings : 4
Calories : 27kcal


  • 4 cups (960 ml) water
  • 1 lemon in slices
  • 2 inch (5 cm) turmeric in slices
  • 1 inch (2.5 cm) ginger in slices
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • a pinch cracked black pepper for the bioavailability of the turmeric
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup agave nectar, or date syrup


  • Bring a small pot with the water to the boil.
  • Add the lemon, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon stick. Pop on the lid and let it simmer for 5 minutes over low heat.
  • Pour the hot tea through a fine-mesh sieve and sweeten with maple syrup.
  • Enjoy your lemon ginger turmeric tea while hot!


  • Turmeric: Be careful, turmeric has a very aggressive yellow color, which is very difficult to clean if it comes in contact with your clothes!
  • Pepper: The black pepper helps with the bioavailability of the turmeric.
  • Sweetness: Adjust the sweetness to your taste.
  • Lemon: If you prefer, you can juice the lemon and add it right before serving instead of cooking the lemon slices with the tea. I love to cook it with the tea as the lemon rind (make sure it’s an organic lemon) adds some extra flavor!

Recipe Variation with ground spices (if you don’t have fresh ingredients at hand):

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • The rest of the recipe remains the same!

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Serving: 1g | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

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  1. 5 stars
    I don’t usually care for hot teas, but this was very tasty. I only had honey to use as a sweetener, but I didn’t add quite enough. Next time I will add more, but I do plan on trying it with the maple syrup. I’m sure that will be even better.

  2. Hi! Im about to make this! I was wondering though, it calls for 4 vups which is 4 servings. Would it be safe to drink the whole batch in one day? I’m used to drinking juice from a whole lemon and 1st of tumeric every day.

    1. Hi Crystal, I do think it’s safe to drink the whole batch in one day – an excellent immune-booster! Enjoy it! 💕

  3. 5 stars
    I tried this tea this week and it was really good in terms of taste and also, I felt very energized after I drank it. I will definitely do it again, excellent recipe!

    The next tea I will try is the Rose Tea Latte, it looks yummy! I will leave a review after I make it.

    If I may suggest, I would love to try some typical Swiss recipes, since you’re Swiss and I always imagined that the food there must be pretty and delicious!

    Thank you very much Aline!


    1. Hi Natalia
      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am so happy you like the tea recipe! ❤️
      To be honest, traditional Swiss recipes contain a lot of meat and cheese. That’s why I don’t publish them. But if you love bread, you must try out this Zopf Bread! This is a very typical Swiss recipe, and most Swiss eat it for breakfast on the weekend.

      Virtual Hug,

  4. Ti literally just finished making my first batch. It is very tasty! I can’t wait to reap the health benefits
    Thank you for this recipe