Simple Turmeric Tea Recipe For Weight Loss & Inflammation


Nagina Abdullah


December 4, 2017

Turmeric Tea Recipe
Here’s a new favorite comfort recipe for you: a golden turmeric tea recipe. Turmeric is truly a wonder spice. It supports weight loss in a few ways, and eases aches and pains with its anti-inflammatory power.
I was shocked by what happened to my body when I tried the turmeric tea recipe I’m going to share in this post!

Want to learn more about how to use turmeric? Click here to get my “Turmeric Cheat Sheet” which spills the powerful health benefits of this spice.

Turmeric tea recipe in the evening for more energy and clear skin

First, I was surprised by how incredibly relaxed I felt when I drank it. I love having it in the evening. It eases me into my bedtime routine in a luxurious way.


My evening glass of wine used to help me unwind. But I didn’t feel as productive the next day after my Pinot Noir nightcap. So, I decided to try something different.

When I switched to turmeric tea, I felt SO much better the next morning. I slept better the whole night and my skin even cleared up over the next couple of days!

This one simple change in my evening routine made me feel calm and centered. Plus, it gave me the bright, even complexion I’d wanted my whole life.


My soothed nerves made me feel so indulgently relaxed at night, and I was more energetic and clear-headed in the morning. Plus, my clear skin gave me even more confidence.

This is what happens the morning after drinking turmeric tea! Energy and clear skin! 

I was sold!

Click here to get the “Turmeric Cheat Sheet with all the details on the wonder spice that’s nature’s inflammation buster and blocks new fat formation. The cheat sheet includes:

  • 3 health benefits of using this spice
  • 5 ways to use it in your day
  • A “Golden Fat-Blocking Smoothie” recipe

Replace Wine & Coffee With Turmeric Weight Loss Tea

Replacing your evening wine with turmeric tea can also aid weight loss by helping you sleep better. Alcohol floods your body first as a stimulant, and then as a sedative. You get that fun buzz from it, then you get sleepy.

Did you know having alcohol in the evening can make it harder to fall asleep? It’s true! Alcohol can actually keep you awake, or wake you up later as your body tries to balance everything back out. It interferes with REM sleep, which means you wake up feeling unrested in the morning.

If you have a little too much, it can makes you pass out, then wake you up in the middle of the night. That throws your sleep schedule and your hormones off, which can lead to weight gain.

Have you ever felt like this at the end of a day?

As for coffee, one to two cups in the morning is fine. But too much caffeine throughout the day can keep you stimulated late into the evening or wake you up throughout the night. That will rob you of precious sleep too.

Getting enough quality sleep is essential for hormone regulation. Those hormones directly affect your hunger triggers, the way your body breaks down or stores calories, and how much water you retain.

That’s why replacing an afternoon coffee with a cup of turmeric tea is SO much smarter for feeling great. Plus turmeric tea has an exciting, spicy flavor, so it’s something to look forward to!


How To Make Turmeric Tea For Weight Loss

Here’s my delicious, cleansing turmeric tea recipe.

Turmeric Tea Recipe

Turmeric Tea Recipe

Lose Weight With This Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Tea Recipe
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 inch (1cm) Raw ginger minced or grated
  • Honey & lemon juice to taste
  • Pinch black pepper


  • Bring four cups of water to a boil.
  • Add turmeric powder and ginger (skin removed). Reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup; add honey and/or lemon to taste.
  • Add a pinch of black pepper to increase absorption of turmeric.


Note: Keep the leftover tea in a glass container in the fridge. Heat up a cup a day for the next few days.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

For more health beneficial tea recipes you will love, try my:

Cinnamon Tea Recipe & Benefits: Weight Loss and Beyond 

My Turmeric Tea Recipe Routine

Now I love making my turmeric tea recipe at night. Sometimes I’ll even make it in batches so I can easily heat it up in the microwave for a few days in a row.

Morning is also a great time for turmeric tea. I like taking in the beautiful early sunlight and my golden drink together.

Or some days I’ll have it as an afternoon pick-me-up around 2pm.


Whenever you enjoy turmeric tea, you’ll love the spicy indulgence of it.

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Turmeric tea recipe for weight loss: How it Helps

As you may have heard, turmeric benefits weight loss in several ways. Since this turmeric tea recipe is so emotionally soothing and tastes indulgent with its spicy vibrance dancing on your taste buds, it can also replace the bad habit of comfort eating at night.

Overeating in the evening is a huge stumbling block for anyone trying to lose weight

By the end of the day your energy is spent. Resisting sugary foods or just more food than you need can be difficult. Soothe yourself with this spiced, warming tea instead.

If you’re busy and don’t have hours a day to exercise, check out my Ultimate Guide on How to Lose Weight Without Exercise (including exact foods, portion sizes, frameworks and cooking videos).

Turmeric Tea Benefits: A must-try drink for the evening or anytime of day 

  • It’s a satisfying replacement for sugary foods or wine
  • It fights inflammation – easing joints and stopping fat cells from forming
  • It Improves sleep and hormone regulation (including appetite hormones)
  • It clears and brightens skin

If you haven’t downloaded it yet, click here to get my “Turmeric Cheat Sheet” which spills the powerful health benefits of this spice:

  • 3 health benefits of using this spice
  • 5 ways to use it in your day
  • A “Golden Fat-Blocking Smoothie” recipe


Are you excited to try my turmeric tea recipe? Which of its health benefits excite you the most – anti-inflammation, more energy, clearer skin, weight loss or something else? Let me know in the comments!

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Nagina Sethi Abdullah, BA, MBA

Nagina Abdullah is a health coach for middle-aged women and professionals. She coaches women to boost their metabolism naturally, shed pounds and keep them off. Her work with weight loss clients led to the creation of Masala Body, an online weight loss platform that provides an easy and accessible system that helps women sustainably lose weight. She has helped over 1200 women successfully lose from 10-80 lbs and create a sustainable lifestyle change. Nagina earned her degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.

Reader Interactions


  1. Meeta says

    Thank you so much bless you

  2. Sherrye L Mance says

    I love this program and it really does work. I have not been doing it since Thanksgiving. I started back today and I will continue this eating habit for life. Thank you for this information.


  3. Bonnie Arrant says

    Actually to activate tumeric you need black pepper, heat and a little healthy fat. I add a bit of coconut milk to my tea to get the benefits from Tumeric.

    • Avatar photoNagina says

      So true Bonnie! That is why I added black pepper to the Turmeric Tea recipe. It increases absorption of turmeric by 2000% – 5000%.

  4. Nadira says

    Is better to use fresh turmeric? How much should be used?

    • Avatar photoNagina says

      You can use fresh turmeric, it’s just that you have to peel and grate it. Use the same amount or a little less b/c it’s stronger.

  5. Jenita Rosalie says

    Will definitely try it

  6. Christina Wise says

    i recently started using tumeric what are some great recipes for a tea for weight loss, i currently have high blood presure cornary artery heart disease chf, and high cholesterol i need to lose some weight fast i am 5 feet tall and i weigh about 166 lbs ive had 3 heart surgeries and im desperate and i love tea

  7. Preeti says

    Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe. I was looking for something that will help with aches and pains. I am going to try this today!

  8. Janice Lo says

    5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe NG. I’m looking forward to making it today. Just have to pick up some fresh ginger. The benefits that excite me the most is weight loss, energy, and anti-inflammation abilities. I’m glad I came across your website!

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