The best way to drink Turmeric Tea

Turmeric Tea

Have you noticed the amount of turmeric tea recipes available on the internet these days? Every blogger and self-made expert in sight advises their favourite brew and how to drink it.

Unfortunately many of the turmeric tea recipes you find on the internet are misleading and will not allow your body to maximise the turmeric benefits that this spice may bring you (Click HERE to read more about Turmeric Benefits).

This is WHY…

1) Turmeric requires a little bit of low heat cooking (as suggested in our Golden Paste recipe) and this will give you better results than simply pouring boiling water over a bit of powdered Turmeric or grated root.

2) Turmeric has to be consumed with a good oil or fat in order to be digested by the body, otherwise it will just flush through your system. Once again the Golden Paste recipe works best.

3) To increase the bioavailability and effect of Turmeric we recommend freshly cracked black pepper. You will find that pepper is one of the essential ingredients in the Golden Paste recipe.

4) Some recipes instruct people to add extreme amounts of Turmeric, such as 4 teaspoons in one cup. This is overkill and possibly dangerous. Detoxing fads are useless at best and dangerous at worst. They don’t work unless you practice permanent detoxing by eating and living the way your body needs you to EVERY day – not just occasionally, by drinking some “magic” tea to rectify the usual dietary abuse you subject yourself to the rest of the year.

On the other hand, Golden Paste in advised and reasonable doses can be consumed safely on a daily basis and the benefits of taking turmeric become much more effective this way.

SO…How should you make Turmeric Tea?

The best way to drink Turmeric Tea


If you find a Turmeric Tea recipe, or a nice Golden Milk drink that takes your fancy ADD  Golden Paste to it instead, and enjoy it that way.

OR follow the simple instructions below:

Add 1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric Golden Paste to a hot cup of freshly-brewed tea and stir.

NB: It will taste ‘different’ thanks to the oil and pepper that is in Golden Paste BUT this is the best way to gain maximum turmeric benefits.

Ultimately we advise our turmeric community to add the Golden Paste to any drink they want to try (minus sweeteners which can cause inflammation) rather than follow any old recipe using turmeric. The addition of Golden Paste should ensure your body will receive the turmeric benefits you are seeking.

by Pearl Daniels (Images & Video by Maria Pia Pollo)

Do you drink Turmeric Tea? Do you follow this list of recommendations to gain the best turmeric tea benefits for your body?


Written by Doug English BVSc
From a pioneering farming family in Malanda, Atherton Tableland, North Queensland, Australia. After high school in Cairns I attended Gatton Agricultural College to study agriculture and after graduation went on to the University of Queensland Veterinary Science faculty where I graduated in 1974 and went into rural practice at Moree NSW. Then I did a few years with the South Australian Department of Agriculture as a livestock advisor mainly involved in the eradication of Brucellosis and tuberculosis in the cattle herds. This was followed by about 20 years in mixed farm/equine/pets at Wyong, NSW Central Coast, then managed a large thoroughbred stud at Scone (Kia-Ora) before returning back to Cairns, North Queensland to have my own mixed practice on the Northern Beaches for around 15 years. Now living on the Gold Coast in a farm/equine practice and researching turmeric growing and manufacturing health products from this wonderful plant.