This is an update to my golden milk tea recipe from 2012 – because of the 2015 studies on ginger and cancer prevention, I have decided to add ginger, and also optionally adaptogenic reishi mushrooms too!
Golden Milk Tea is typically made from tumeric, it is a rich and creamy beverage that is wonderful for before bedtime, and some may also find it to be a nice coffee substitute. I have added a few more superfoods to make this the ultimate Golden Milk tea!
Golden Milk Paste (this makes enough for about 4 cups of golden milk tea). this can be made ahead of time, store in refrigerator.
Ingredients to make 1 cup of golden milk tea:
Make the paste:
Place the 1/2 cup water, turmeric and ginger in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer, stirring for about 3-5 minutes until most of the water evaporates, and it is like a paste. Add in the vanilla powder after about 2 minutes of simmering (if using vanilla extract – put it in when you put in the turmeric and ginger). Store the paste in the refrigerator in a glass container up to 4 days.
Make the tea:
Add 1 rounded teaspoonful (more if you like a stronger flavor) of the golden milk paste to 3/4 cup of hot water, stir in the rest of the ingredients. Make sure to let it cool a bit before sipping (esp due to the hot oil). Optional – top with a little freshly cracked pepper (a couple turns on the pepper mill), or sprinkle a little cinnamon or cardamom on top. Enjoy!
As with all herbs and supplements, please consult your doctor if you are on medication before taking this tea. Herbs can very powerful and may interfere with and interact with medications!
*Contraindications: Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Although turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.
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