Those of you who are close to me know that I LOVE food and I love to eat, and some of it's healthy and some of it's not. So....I am aware that I need to be more health conscious so when I find something healthy that I like I will share. This is one of those things that will make you feel better about that McDonald's Double Cheeseburger you had while on the road.
Tumeric Ginger Tea - let me show off my pretty little china tea cup. I bought it over 20 years ago with a gift card I received when changing jobs. This is the first time I've used it, it usually just sits on a shelf looking pretty! The story of the Tupelo Honey is, my sister and I stopped at a fruit stand in Florida, for brand new in season Vidalia onions, and overheard the manager talking about how good Tupelo Honey, grown in Florida, is good for diabetics because it doesn't crystallize and it digests easily. Hey, I don't know if it's true but it can't hurt anything as long as it really doesn't spike your blood sugar, right? Next, how beautiful is the color of that tea. If you haven't realized it yet, yellow is my favorite color! And Tupelo Honey makes me think of Elvis, but they're not related!
The tea is 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/4 teaspoon of ginger. Add to eight ounces of boiling water, then bring it down to a simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the tea and add honey, or not. I liked it either way. Like my cute little tea strainer? I found it for $3.99 at T.J. Maxx when out shopping with my Cousin Amy. I just put the spices in the strainer and dropped it into the water. I was surprised that the spices in this amount are very mild and I promise they are very pleasant to drink. They don't taste like you might assume if you've ever had a big bite of ginger. So, if you're interested in the health benefits of ginger and turmeric, including anti-inflammatory benefits, you can Google it, there's plenty of info out there.
I've just started exploring using different spices in teas for health benefits so I don't know much yet. If you have a favorite tea I'd love to hear about it! Happy Thursday, Friends!
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