Iced Turmeric Green Tea

Looking for a healthy iced tea recipe for the hot summer days ahead? Try this antioxidant-rich iced turmeric green tea recipe! It’s so easy to make and tastes good. Instead of buying store-bought sugar-packed iced tea, try this healthy homemade alternative.

This iced tea recipe has been on my summer menu for years and I serve it with pride whenever I have guests. It’s always a hit with tea lovers. I must warn you that you are going to pee a lot after drinking this, and one more thing, this homemade turmeric green tea isn’t sweet. Here are some benefits of this tea:

iced turmeric green tea

Iced Turmeric Green Tea Benefits

Green tea – has a ton of benefits but did you know that it has the highest amounts of antioxidants (polyphenols) than any other tea? Yes, it’s true, studies show that these antioxidants are great for skin, heart, weight loss, inflammation, and stress. 

Turmeric – is my go-to spice for all of my recipes because it helps with my inflammation. This spice contains curcumin which reduces pain, muscle soreness, oxidative stress, inflammation, anxiety, and so much more!

Organic raw honey – is the best type of honey to add to your recipes and according to Mayo Clinic, it helps with inflammation, contains antioxidants and has antibacterial properties.

Cinnamon – isn’t just there for the flavor, it has some health benefits too! Similar to green tea, it may help you lose weight by firing up your metabolism. It’s also great for nausea, inflammation, and diabetes, and lowers high cholesterol.

Iced Cinnamon Green Tea

Before we begin with the low down and dirty deeds, please know that if you drink green tea before bedtime, you won’t fall asleep easily. It’s best to drink this in the afternoon or for brunch.

Also as I mentioned above, green tea is a natural diuretic that makes you pee a lot so keep that in mind and choose when to drink this tea wisely.

Ingredients for 1 serving | Total time: 10 minutes

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon loose green tea (or tea bag)
  • a piece of cinnamon bark
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of organic raw honey
  • 1 cup of ice

How To Make Ice Turmeric Green Tea

Heat the water and cinnamon bark in a saucepan and when it starts to boil, add in the green tea and let the leaves expand.

Iced Turmeric Green Tea

Next, throw in your turmeric, give it a stir lower the heat, and let the tea simmer for a minute.

mix the turmeric into the green tea

Strain the tea into a cup, mix in the honey, and strain again over ice.

strain, mix in honey and pour over ice

Garnish with some fresh mint leaves and voila! You’re done!

Note: If using green tea bags, boil the water with the cinnamon bark, cut off the heat, and add the tea bag. Cover for 1 minute, remove the cinnamon bark before mixing in your other ingredients.

Turmeric Green Tea Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this iced turmeric green tea has | 42 calories | 0.1g total fat | 0g saturated fat | 0mg cholesterol | 4mg sodium | 11.2g total carbs | 1.5g dietary fiber | 8.7g total sugars | 0.2g protein | 29mg calcium | 1mg iron | 44mg potassium | these facts are based on a 2000-calorie diet

Variations & Storage

You can add some ginger, or fresh lemon juice to this iced turmeric green tea for a healthier blend. You can also use maple syrup, stevia, or agave nectar as a sweetener instead of honey.

As for storing your tea, it’ll last a few hours in the fridge without the ice melting but that’s it! No longer.

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iced turmeric green tea


  1. Do you need to add black pepper to activate the curcumin? Also, can you use powdered Ceylon cinnamon instead?

    1. Absolutely! Since piperine in black pepper enhances the absorption turmeric by over 2000%, it should be added. Ceylon cinnamon only adds a distinctive flavor so yes, you can use it. I hope you like the recipe.

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