Get Better Tea


I’ve caught some kind of weird viral bronchitis that’s going around (don’t worry in the scheme of illnesses, totally not a big deal) and Payam sent me this recipe. It instantly inspired me and I had to make some STAT. I can’t take any credit for this recipe at all. I just spend a lot of time on pinterest for my job and I’ve been more and more inspired by food photographers lately so when I see beautiful raw ingredients in the sunlight from my kitchen bay window, I can’t help but want to pull out my 50mm lens and try some test shots. Even if it means getting my camera all sticky.


I didn’t have any lemons but we have a lime tree in our front yard that has been making the biggest, juiciest limes ever. It’s kind of a shame that it’s winter and margaritas are not my go to drink anymore. Good thing limes stay fresh on the tree for a very long time.

I sliced up all my citrus with my fancy new knife from that cooking class I took. I chopped up a big piece of raw ginger (because I love it spicy) and pounded it to a rough paste with a mortar and pestle. Then I dumped everything in a bowl with honey and a heaping tablespoon of turmeric. The recipe says to go light on the turmeric because it can be a lot to handle but I didn’t. More spice = better in my eyes. Big chunks of ginger, lime seeds, tons of turmeric…bring it.get-better-tea-3

Then I slopped my magical concoction in the only jar I have on hand right now, a pickle jar. Good thing it had been through the dishwasher a few times already and didn’t smell like pickles anymore.


Before I put my jar of super tea juice in the refrigerator, I spooned a sloppy spoonful into my favorite clear glass tea mug and poured hot water over it. Mmmmmm…. it smelled good. And tasted pretty good too! I refilled it twice and drank it all down to even munching on the lime and orange rinds at the end. Good stuff!

I don’t know if it will make me feel better in the long term but the aroma therapy and fun of photographing it certainly made me feel better in the short term!

8 Comments Get Better Tea

  1. Tamara Lang

    I keep meaning to come back and tell you that after watching the video with Joon, on Christmas day I was inspired to mix my syrup and whipped cream with my french toast, and she’s right, it tastes just like caramel! Everyone at the table had to try it then. :)

    Hope you feel better quickly!

  2. Lynne

    Hope you feel better soon Brenda bronchitis is awful. Your post has inspired me to totter out & buy an orange & honey & make my own tea. Matt & I are felled by a cold virus. No lime trees here sadly but we do have an amazingly stocked Indian health food shop.

  3. DeeJay

    I’m all over that tea!!! Noms! Love turmeric in my juices too! I make a version of 1/2 a fresh lemon, 1/2 a fresh lime juiced, add to hot water in my mug and add 1/4 tsp turmeric. Stir, drink and feel awake!!


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