The end of September, start of October tends to have unpredictable weather which sways between summer’s last gasp with glorious sun and blue skies, or those damp dark days which make me want to curl up on the sofa under the duvet with a good book, the remote control and stay put until spring.
Ed was under the weather last week, with a sore head, swollen glands so was feeling miserable and rather sorry for himself, so I made him this warm spiced turmeric milk to be sipped from the comfort of the sofa when enveloped in a soft fluffy blanket.
Turmeric is rich in curcurmin – a powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory. Manuka honey, used to sweeten the drink, comes from New Zealand, and contains methyglyoxal, or MGO the active component in the honey, which dictates NPA rating of each jar. The higher the rating the higher the antibacterial properties of the honey, and the more concentrated the flavour. The Rowse 10+ Manuka has a rich, but not overly intense, flavour, is a glorious deep amber colour and is wonderfully thick.
The infusion with the camomile tea will make this drink ideal to ease you into a relaxing night’s, or afternoon’s, sleep.
For an extra dose of turmeric why not serve this with my vegan turmeric cake?
- 300 ml plant milk - I used coconut milk drink
- 1 camomile tea bag
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 cardamom pods
- 1 heaped tsp Rowse Manuka honey - to taste
Place all the ingredients apart from the honey into a small pan and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and allow infuse for 30 minutes.
Gently heat again to a simmer, stir in the honey, strain and serve.
Whizz the hot milk in a blender to make a frothy latte
If you love hot turmeric drinks you may also like my instant turmeric latte mix – just add hot water and enjoy!
Recipe commissioned by Rowse.
Rowse 10+ Manuka Honey is available for around £12 from most supermarkets.