In any case, use these recipes as a starting point and make changes to make this your very own. You may want to dilute it a quite bit simply using the concentrate as a bit of taste to you …
Turmeric and Ginger Iced Tea from Fresh Root
- 2 cups plus 6 cups of water. (2 cups for steeping, 6 cups of cool water to add to your steeped concentrate).
- 4 inches of fresh turmeric, thin sliced or chopped (including the skin is great).
- Four inches of fresh ginger (or less if it’s the fatter ginger variety but it’s hard to go wrong), thin sliced or chopped (including the skin is fine).
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper.
- 1/4 -1/2 cup of honey.
With either dried or fresh root, your process is generally the same:
- Put the turmeric, ginger, and pepper to a pan. Cover with two cups of water. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer for few minutes. Turn off the heat.
- Cover your pan and let it steep for an hour or two or even overnight.
- Add the honey in the heating phase to help it dissolve. If it is high-quality raw honey, let the mixture to cool a bit before adding it.
- Strain out the root. If you are using fresh root, you can save it and make more tea. If you are using powder, we recommend straining your mix through cheesecloth or a tight-weave strainer simply to remove some of the gritty powder. The texture of your beverage will be far better.
- You now have a concentrate. Cool it in your fridge and dilute it to taste. We would add an extra 6 cups of water to the mix as the recipe calls for however you may wish to add even more water for a lighter drink. Experiment.