For me, turmeric is a flavoursome earthy spice I love cooking with. From my favourite satay chicken recipe to a tasty spiced potato soup. And I’ll be honest, I’ve not jumped on the turmeric tea bandwagon. Yet.
This week I’m reviewing Basilur Turmeric Tea, which is an herbal blend with turmeric, ginger, orange, rosehip and lemon verbena. I enjoyed it, as you’ll find out below, and recommend you check it out if you love turmeric teas or just herbal blends in general.
It’s certainly turmeric-y but well balanced in a way that doesn’t overwhelm you. A great turmeric tea for beginners!
Herbal Turmeric Tea at a Glance
Full Review – Basilur Turmeric Root Tea
- Type: Loose leaf sample
- Ingredients: Turmeric, ginger, orange peel, rosehip shell, lemon verbena
- Health Benefits: Reduce inflammation/arthritis, combat oxidation with antioxidants
- Flavour Notes: Lemon sharpness, grassy, spice, turmeric earthiness,
- Aroma: Turmeric, spice, peppercorns, lemon zest, lemon balm, cinnamon, ginger
- Milk or Lemon: Lemon
- Where to Buy: Amazon (tea pyramid format)
Ripping open the loose leaf sample pack Basilur sent me (you’ll need to buy the pyramid tea sachet version, which is the same as the loose leaf blend) I love the spiced notes that reach my nose. Earthy turmeric dominates with peppery notes of black peppercorn and lemon zest. There’s also a green, leafy quality to the tea that has me thinking of lemon balm instantly.
It brews into a cloudy mustard colour – exactly as you’d expect a light turmeric tea to be coloured.
The flavour is very pleasant with lemon green tea vibes from the zest and herbs with deeper earthy spices lingering and growing with every sip you take. It’s woody but not musky like I imagined turmeric tea to be. The sharp notes of lemon lift it.
How to Brew Simple Turmeric Tea
I brewed following Basilur’s directions for herbal tea. 100°C water for 4 minutes, because 3 minutes wasn’t quite strong enough for me. If you’re a regular reader here at Izzy’s Corner, you’ll know that I usually like my teas to be quite light – so for me to choose a longer than recommended brewing time speaks volumes!
I wouldn’t advise making this into a turmeric latte. It’s quite zesty and lemony – flavour notes that will clash with creamy, milky notes. If you do decide to try making a turmeric latte with this tea blend, let me know how it goes in the comments below.
To me, this tea was so refreshing and healthy that I’ve decided to only drink it in the mornings. However, as it’s caffeine-free you can happily drink this at any time of day.
Why Basilur Tea Shop?
A range of teas was sent to me, including Basilur Turmeric Tea a while ago and I’ve been steadily working through them as we build up the blog. I trust this tea brand when it comes to quality, especially the herbal blends (although I’m quite partial to Basilur Masala Chai too).
Taking a closer look at the loose leaf in the sample packet, I’m really happy to see quite large chunks of lemon zest and herbs. I’ve examined the pyramid sachets available to buy and although the ingredients seem to be a little more finely chopped, they’re still of the same high quality.
Turmeric Tea Benefits
Turmeric is excellent for many things, which is why there’s been a huge fuss over it recently. People just love it. Most notably, turmeric tea is good for inflammation and arthritis. It’s also high in antioxidants, which prevent oxidative damage. Mayo Clinic has a simple guide to explain why antioxidant-rich foods are so important. Most of us know that antioxidants are great, but it’s always good to expand your understanding.
Thanks to the ginger, lemon, and turmeric in this blend, I’d highly recommend this tea for anyone with a sore throat as these are all anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients with vitamin C to boost your immune system.
Yes, I highly recommend this tea. The turmeric is delicious, healthy and well-balanced with a range of refreshing ingredients. You don’t need to get fancy with latte skills to enjoy this turmeric tea.
If you’re into herbal teas, you’ll want to check out my Bion Peppermint Tea Review next. Sure, it’s not as complex as this one but sometimes you just can’t beat the taste of fresh herbal tea. You can also use the tags below to navigate all the tea reviews on the blog.