Turmeric—the Ingredient Behind Our Golden Turmeric Chai Tea
Posted on January 22 2021
This year is pure gold for turmeric. If you have yet to experience this smooth, earthy, and spice-forward “root,” we’ve collected all the information you could need to know in celebration of our Golden Turmeric Chai tea.
What does turmeric taste like? Turmeric spices explained.
Turmeric flavor is known to be pungent and earthy with a noticeable spiciness to it. It’s a little bit bitter and a little bit peppery, like mustard or horseradish, with a slight ginger flavor. Not surprisingly, it’s in the Zingiberaceae family, the same family as the ginger root plant. Believe it or not, turmeric is actually a flowering plant. The part of the plant we get our golden turmeric powder from is not in fact a root; it is a rhizome, or a stem of a plant that grows underground.
When used in cooking, a little pinch of turmeric can add a beautiful golden color to the recipe. Our Golden Turmeric Chai lives up to its name and brews up a lovely gold color; the turmeric in the blend also adds boldly earthy flavor paired up with our traditional chai tea spices.
What is turmeric tea good for? Top 5 turmeric benefits.
Ayurvedic medicine has been boasting about turmeric tea benefits for years, but it seems the rest of us have only just started hearing about it. First, turmeric is known as a superfood. We like to call it a Good Mood Food. But ayurvedic practices claim much more than a boosted disposition from this ingredient.
Turmeric has long been honored in India’s ayurvedic healing traditions as a whole-body cleanser and a medicinal herb for basically anything that ails you. It’s said that mixing turmeric ginger tea, black pepper, and coconut oil creates the ideal concoction for activating turmeric properties. The top 5 turmeric benefits claimed by ayurvedic practices are that it helps with inflammation, assists in weight loss, is an antioxidant superstar, and may even help with depression and digestive issues.
Ayurvedic claims aside, there is still so much to love about this tea. It brews up bold, bright, and absolutely tea-licious. Since it is caffeine-free, it's a great before-bed chai. And it makes a great addition to some of our favorite Stash recipes.
The Best Turmeric Recipes
You can attempt to make your own turmeric tea from scratch; simply add turmeric powder, spices of choice, and any sort of other flavorings or sweetener to boiled water. While stirring, let the spices steep for a few minutes before straining with a fine mesh strainer. Or better yet, allow us to do the work for you. We’ve perfected the ideal blend of turmeric and chai spices in our easy to use turmeric tea bags and in our loose leaf Golden Turmeric Chai. Dreamy sips guaranteed.
Care to dive into the world of turmeric tea even further? You may have noticed that turmeric tea lattes or “golden milk tea” have become massively popular, so if the mood strikes, try our recipe for Turmeric Golden Milk. We've also heard great things about Turmeric Oatmeal–to try it for yourself simply use brewed tea in place of water in your oatmeal. It’s sure to bring about a golden start to your day.
If you want to highlight the chai flavors even further, give any of our chai tea latte recipes a go, but replace the chai flavor that we used with our Golden Turmeric Chai in either loose leaf tea or tea bags.
Dream Gold, Brew Gold
Move over matcha—there's a new popular tea in town. Excite your senses with this smooth, caffeine-free blend of chai spices and turmeric. It steeps to a beautiful golden color with an enticing aroma and natural spicy sweetness; this enchanting tea is worth its weight in gold.