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How to make Turmeric tea (and detox daily)

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 6.28.2018 | COMMENTS: 14

Turmeric is a natural detoxifier and it’s getting rave reviews lately amongst health experts. Today, I want to show you my unique take on how to make turmeric tea. I call this concoction: Turmeric Tonic.

Anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric are well-known. It’s easy to consume enough each day in this simple-to-make tonic. It can be consumed anytime, but we suggest starting off the morning with it to help get things “moving” (if you know what we mean) and jumpstart the daily detox process from the get-go.

turmeric root used in tea

Health Benefits of turmeric tea

As a runner and mother, the stress on my body can be pretty extreme at moments! Turmeric root has natural healing properties that can combat inflammation (which happens from stress).

Now, alone turmeric can be pretty off putting (aka: nasty). Yet when you combine it with some natural goodness (like honey and pepper) it creates a tasty tonic.

How much turmeric should I put in my tea?

Thankfully, you don’t have to use the intimidating turmeric root to get all the health benefits. You can buy already dried and powdered turmeric at most grocery stores, its called “ground turmeric.”

Look for organic and you’ll use about 1/2 tsp in your cup of tea. If you love it, add more! Ideally, you want to get about 2 tsp a day of turmeric to enjoy the anti-inflammatory benefits. You can add it to your smoothie, take pills or cook with it as well.

Still not sure how to make turmeric tea? Or maybe you’re hesitant to give it shot. If you’re trying to step into the natural healing space more, check out these other recipes that use turmeric:

This Turmeric Tonic recipe is from my Thrive Summer Reset, which is a 7-day complete meal plan (recipes to cover you from dawn to dusk). Just drinking this tonic each day could help energize, kickstart metabolism, lose some pesky weight, and ditch your sweet tooth.

We kick off each morning of Thrive Summer Reset with this tea because it works. Now, I’m going to show you how to make turmeric tea.

how to make turmeric tea

Turmeric Tonic Tea

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: beverage
  • Method: one-pot
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegetarian


The anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric are well known. It’s easy to consume enough each day in this simple-to-make tonic. It can be consumed anytime, but we suggest starting off the morning with it to help get things “moving” (if you know what we mean) and jumpstart the daily detox process from the get-go.



  • 8 ounces (230mL) very hot water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) honey


  1. Combine ingredients in a glass or mug.
  2. Let stand for 2–3 minutes, then drink.

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What to do next:

Once you’ve learned how to make turmeric tea, the next step is to start including more daily detox habits into your life. If you’re not sure where to start, then check out my Thrive 7-Day Reset! It includes green smoothies, snacks, meals, and beverages nicely laid out in a 7-day plan (with shopping list include).


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  1. SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

    I absolutely love this recipe! I am currently injured and have been drinking this tea to help with inflammation. I cannot believe the benefits I am receiving from it.

  2. Kadane says:

    I discovered this during thrive summer and its become a regular morning drink , I don’t even have to look in the book for the recipe anymore

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Kadane,

      That is so awesome that you have this recipe down packed!!

      It is so good for you plus delicious.


  3. Sarah Cummings says:

    Another diet to consider. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Amy Starr Allen says:

    I’m also wondering about the coconut oil?

  5. Holly says:

    Hi, I don’t see the coconut oil listed in the recipe, but you mentioned it in this morning’s email. How much should I use?

    • Shawnee says:

      I’m also curious about that!

    • Rebekah says:

      I personally used 1 tsp and blended everything together and that was pretty good. The consistency was a little frothy after blending it, which I like.

  6. Tina says:

    Great post, thank you, Jen!
    I’ll definitely try that.
    Honey loses its benefits once it’s heated above like body temperature, so maybe just use maple or agave syrup.
    All the best, Tina

  7. Gabrielle says:

    I’m allergic to nuts. What can I use in place of coconut oil?

    • Breya says:

      if I’m not mistaken, there are no nuts in coconuts, it is a fruit

      • Angela says:

        My friend is allergic to tree nuts and coconut is among the nuts she cannot eat. If you’re allergic to peanuts but not tree nuts you should be fine. But if you’re not sure I would avoid it (or ask your doctor).

  8. Amy says:

    That looks great, but where is the coconut oil you mentioned in your email linking to this blog post?

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