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    Golden Milk - Turmeric and Ginger Tea

     

    Creamy, faintly sweet and fragrant with the potent flavors of ginger and turmeric, Golden Milk is a deeply nourishing drink, warming and perfect for winter afternoons. Makes 2 cups.  

    Creamy, faintly sweet and fragrant with the potent flavors of ginger and turmeric, Golden Milk is a deeply nourishing drink, warming and perfect for these colder winter afternoons that we are experiencing. Makes 2 cups.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1-inch knob fresh turmeric
    • 1 1/2-inch knob fresh ginger
    • 2 teaspoons ghee
    • 1 cup full-fat your choice of dairy or coconut milk
    • 1 cup coconut water
    • 1 tablespoon manuka honey

    Method

    Peel both the turmeric and ginger, then grate them finely into a mortar. Spoon the ghee into the mortar and grind the ghee into the turmeric and ginger with your pestle until they form a fine paste.

    Pour the coconut milk and coconut water into a saucepan, and spoon in the paste made with turmeric, ginger and ghee. Turn the heat up to medium-high and warm the ingredients together until little bubbles just begin to creep up the sides of the pot. Turn off the heat and cover the saucepan, allowing the turmeric and ginger to steep about 3 minutes. Strain the golden milk through a fine-mesh strainer or tea strainer into a tea pot. Stir in the Manuka honey and continue stirring until it dissolves. Serve warm.

    Note on Milk: Golden Milk is traditionally made with cow's milk. If you wish to omit the coconut milk and coconut water, simply substitute 2 cups whole milk.

    If you cannot find fresh turmeric, substitute 2 teaspoons organic powdered turmeric or our organic turmeric paste.

    While it’s relatively easy to find fresh ginger in any grocery store, health food store or supermarket, finding fresh turmeric is a little more challenging so we have sourced for you this beautiful organic turmeric paste ready to use.

    I use raw Manuka honey as a sweetener.  Manuka honey is a single varietal honey from New Zealand with a thick creamy texture and a strong, smooth flavour.  It is rich in antioxidants and has strong antimicrobial properties.  Due to demand and relatively limited supply, Manuka honey is expensive,any raw honey can be substituted for it in this recipe with little change in flavour.