In any case, use these recipes as a starting point and make adjustments to make this your own. You may want to dilute it quite a bit just using the concentrate as a bit of flavor to you… Turmeric and Ginger Iced Tea from Fresh Root: Ingredients : 2 cups plus 6 cups of water. (2 cups for steeping, 6 cups of cool water to add to your steeped concentrate) Four inches of fresh turmeric, thin sliced or chopped (including the skin is fine) Four inches of fresh ginger (or less if it’s the fatter ginger variety but it’s hard to go wrong), thin sliced or chopped (including the skin is fine) 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4-1/2 cup of honey TURMERIC AND GINGER ICED TEA STEPS With either dried or fresh root, your process is basically the same: Add the turmeric, ginger, and pepper to a saucepan. Cover with two cups of water.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to a simmer for a few minutes. Turn off the heat. Cover your pan and allow it to steep for an hour or so or even overnight. Add the honey in the heating stage to help it dissolve. If it is high-quality raw honey, allow the mixture to cool a bit before adding it. Strain out the root. If you are using fresh root, you can save it and make more tea. If you are using powder, I recommend straining your mixture through cheesecloth or a tight-weave strainer just to remove some of the gritty powder. The texture of your drink will be far better. You now have a concentrate. Cool it in your refrigerator and dilute it to taste. I would add an extra six cups of water to the mixture as the recipe calls for but you may want to add far more water for a lighter beverage. Experiment. I also want to point out something epic about this iced tea. My boys drink it.
I didn’t have to beg them or pay them to do that. They saw the tea and wanted to try it. I pretended like it was any other beverage. They drank it and wanted more.