Trying a Turmeric Tea seemed a logical experiment. (If you don't think turmeric is a common spice, check the label on any plain yellow mustard.)
Before making an online purchase, I decided to check at Wegmans and was happy to see one Turmeric Ginger tea available from Rishi Tea.
I was eager to try it and made a cup immediately after arriving home. This gave the added benefit of an excuse to stay in the kitchen and put the groceries away. The scent of the tea leaves is pleasant; although, I cannot describe it in specific terms. The first few sips were enjoyable, if not memorable. I noticed that taste did not come from the tongue but rather from the throat.
Because I did not want to write about a tea in such a negative way, I made another cup while writing. I do enjoy it hot but did not give it time to cool. I also added honey this time, which enhanced the flavor while toning down the spicy taste. It has a marvelous light amber color.
This is a tea I will drink again but only hot. As I tend to drink tea hours after making it, I will need to remind myself to drink this one immediately. I also found the Rishi boxes to be informative both on brewing and tasting the tea and the origins of it.
Added bonus: I found this recipe that I will try when I have a fresh jar of turmeric available.
Turmeric Tea Recipe
The recipe and other information for this article was found on Dr. Axe - Food is Medicine. But there are many sites with the same information.