We're obsessing over the Turmeric Comfort tea at home right now and have developed a favorite ritual that allows us to soak up its healthy goodness and get the most out of each steeping. With a planetary-wide quarantine in place, we're also fortunate to have a little helper in the kitchen these days. You can definitely try this with any other kind of tea, but the Turmeric Comfort is what we've been drawn to lately. Here's how we're drinking it:
We start with our Simple Brew loose leaf teapot from Rishi (we're using the 34 fl oz size, but you can use any larger sized pot) and add 3 heaping tablespoons of tea into it. We heat our water to 190 degrees (Because we're a fancy coffee roasting family, we have a kettle that measures temperature. If you don't have one of these just bring water to a boil and then let it cool for a few minutes.)
We pour the hot water over the tea and add a big gooey chunk of honey. Then we steep for about 3-5 minutes. (We're not too technical about this part.)
Then, we pour and enjoy. In some cases, we're finding that one cup of tea is enough and we have all this beautiful tea left over that we don't want to waste, so we store it in the fridge overnight. Doing this for a day or two gives you much stronger tea, and you can enjoy it iced by itself, with your choice of milk, or... you can reheat the tea, add even more honey and drink as a sweet elixir, knowing you've extracted lots and lots of goodness from the ingredients.
And there's even more! Once we've finished this round of tea, we've used the same leaves for another round. Two rounds of steeping is all we've tried, you can experiment to see if you'd like to try a third round.
Loose leaf tea is such a great value, as a little goes a long way. This method is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the health benefits of turmeric, ginger and honey bee pollen. If you try this tea, let us know what you think!