Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dave's Miracle Tea

There's a nasty cold already goin around, so I decided it'd be a good time to try out this miracle tea. I was finally able to find some fresh turmeric, but dried works just fine.

Stay healthy out there guys! It's worth a try!

Dave's Miracle Tea
Recipe and picture from

These amounts are guidelines. If you love ginger, for instance, add more. But you need the turmeric. Both ginger and turmeric can be sliced, frozen and kept to use later.

The tea is strained, so you can substitue powdered ginger for fresh. Just make sure your powdered turmeric isn't too old (it shoud have a strong aroma). The general conversion formula for fresh to dried turmeric is 1 inch fresh root = 1/2 tsp. dried powdered.

In our experience this tea will keep for up to 3 weeks in the fridge. But since you should be drinking it every day, you won't have it around for that long.

1/3     cup loose green tea leaves (preferably Chinese)

1        teaspoon whole peppercorns

2-3     plump stalks lemongrass, smashed (optional)
4-6     inches each ginger and turmeric, washed and thinly sliced (you don't have to peel them)
3 to 3.5 liters/quarts boiling water

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and pour over water. Leave for at least 4 hours, or all day, to steep. Strain through a sieve and refrigerate.

Variation: Leave out the black pepper and add half a bunch of fresh mint, washed.