Brilliantly golden, slightly spicy and valuable: Turmeric is now considered a superfood in the Western world, but it was already seen as sacred 5,000 years ago in India.
Turmeric or curcuma is the root of a plant from the ginger family that primarily grows in South Asia and the Mediterranean region. It has been used in the kitchen for thousands of years – as an ingredient in the daily diet. Turmeric is what gives Indian curry its characteristic yellow colour. We love turmeric and use it in several YOGI TEA® creations.
Turmeric plays the leading role in the preparation of a very popular Ayurvedic beverage that has long been greatly appreciated by yogis and yoginis for its properties: Golden Milk. Here are our two variations for preparing Golden Milk. The first variation is a traditional recipe that is prepared with turmeric powder and other ingredients. For the second and more modern variation.
Tip: You can make a larger amount of the turmeric paste at one time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 40 days without any problems. Then you can easily make the Golden Milk whenever you like. The proportion for this is easy to remember: 1 part turmeric to 4 parts water.
Turmeric supports the sense of feeling safe even in turbulent times. We have combined turmeric with delicious chai spices and hint of cinnamon for a tea with a full-bodied, strong aroma. For the best possible development of the turmeric, simply boil a tea bag of YOGI TEA® Turmeric Chai in milk (100 °C) and allow it to steep at least 5 minutes for safe consumption. Then enjoy it!
To accompany the Turmeric Chai, we recommend this associated yoga pose for strengthening your digestion: