Turmeric Tea Recipe (Also Known as “Liquid Gold”)

Turmeric tea recipe - Dr. Axe

There’s a reason why turmeric tea is a popular beverage throughout Asia and is known by some as “liquid gold.” The four simple ingredients in this turmeric tea recipe all work to improve your health, whether it’s by reducing inflammation, aiding digestion, improving the health of your heart or strengthening your bones. Adding my turmeric tea recipe to your daily health regime can help to restore your body and promote your wellbeing.

Why Make Turmeric Tea?

Why should you make turmeric tea? There’s a simple one-word answer — inflammation. It’s true that inflammation is at the root of most diseases, and it’s an issue modern medicine typically doesn’t focus on.

Like my turmeric latte recipe, my turmeric tea is made with coconut milk, ghee, honey and, well, turmeric. The curcumin present in this popular spice is what makes it a functional food and contributes to the many turmeric benefits. Not only does it help to fight inflammation that can lead to chronic pain, arthritis, degenerative diseases and digestive disorders, but it also boosts the health of your skin and helps to detoxify the body. (1)

Turmeric tea recipe - Dr. Axe

Coconut milk and ghee, two other main ingredients in my turmeric tea, are packed with natural fatty acids that also help to reduce inflammation and work to boost the health of your heart and even help you to lose weight.

Have you given ghee a try yet? It tastes like butter, but it’s “buttier,” with a more intense flavor that’s really satisfying. When mixed with coconut milk, it really creates a creamy, rich and filling tea.

And to add a little sweetness to this tea, I add honey, which is one of the best natural sweeteners because it’s packed with vitamins and minerals and can even promote the health of your digestive tract.

These four super-star ingredients create a healthy and fulfilling turmeric tea that can help keep inflammation at bay and satisfy your taste buds.

Recipe Nutrition Facts

One serving of turmeric tea made using this recipe contains roughly the following: (2, 3, 4, 5)

Turmeric tea recipe ingredients - Dr. Axe
  • 310 calories
  • 2.5 grams protein
  • 30 grams fat
  • 13 grams carbohydrates
  • 0.4 grams fiber
  • 9 grams sugar
  • 1.17 milligrams manganese (65 percent DV)
  • 0.2 milligrams copper (31 percent DV)
  • 4.6 milligrams iron (26 percent DV)
  • 55 milligrams magnesium (18 percent DV)
  • 115 milligrams phosphorus (16 percent DV)
  • 0.7 milligrams zinc (9 percent DV)
  • 177 IUs vitamin A (8 percent DV)
  • 287 milligrams potassium (6 percent DV)
  • 0.7 milligrams vitamin B3 (5 percent DV)
  • 17 micrograms of folate (4 percent DV)
  • 0.19 miligrams vitamin B5 (4 percent DV)

How to Make Turmeric Tea

Turmeric tea recipe step 1 - Dr. Axe

To make my anti-inflammatory turmeric tea recipe, start by adding 1 cup of coconut milk and 1 cup of water into a saucepan and warm the combination for about two minutes.

Turmeric tea recipe step 2 - Dr. Axe

Then add 1 tablespoon of ghee and 1 tablespoon of honey to the mixture.

Turmeric tea recipe step 3 - Dr. Axe

Next, add in 1 teaspoon of turmeric.

Turmeric tea recipe step 4 - Dr. Axe

Warm the mixture for another two minutes.

Turmeric tea recipe step 5 - Dr. Axe

And your last step is to stir it all together and pour your turmeric tea recipe into glasses.

Turmeric tea recipe - Dr. Axe

This recipe should make about two cups of tea. And if you want your tea to be a little sweeter, you can add in a little more honey.

Turmeric tea recipe - Dr. Axe

Mmmm … Isn’t this tea super comforting and delicious? It’s hard to believe it’s promoting your health too, right? Enjoy!

Turmeric tea recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

5 minutes



Meal Type


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (powder or grated root)


  1. Pour coconut milk and water into the saucepan and warm for 2 minutes.
  2. Add in butter, raw honey and turmeric powder for another 2 minutes.
  3. Stir and pour into glasses.

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  1. Yvonne on

    Very useful thank you Dr. Axe for all your recipes especially like this that we probably all need God bless you and your family 😊

    • Nancy in Alberta on

      Ghee has special properties that you’d miss with vegan spread, but if you found a good quality one without additives and gums, then I would just try it and see if you like it. Golden Milk has such soothing properties and is such a nice way to get turmeric in you that it would be a shame to miss out. Just try it!

  2. Mark on

    Was reading an article, posted by Dr. Axe, about recommended dosages of curcumin. This recipe was a link to ways of adding turmeric into you diet. So my question is, if I follow this recipe, how much curcumin is there per serving?

  3. Lori on

    Enjoying a cup right now! But on Keto, so used Tumerix Soluble Solution Powder (has cinnamon, pepper, coconut, ginger, and other healthful additives in the mix, including stevia). So yummy and a treat to drink :)

  4. Linda on

    Very interesting I’m gonna make it matters in fact I brought turmeric powder for a reason i didn’t know how to make this thanks for sharing


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