Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Turn Up the Turmeric; FOOD You Can Put It in Juice, Milk, Even a Cup of Tea -- and It's Good for You as Well. Victoria Stewart Reports on the Latest Spice Craze to Hit the Capital

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Turn Up the Turmeric; FOOD You Can Put It in Juice, Milk, Even a Cup of Tea -- and It's Good for You as Well. Victoria Stewart Reports on the Latest Spice Craze to Hit the Capital

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Byline: Victoria Stewart

YOU might have used it in marinades for meat or for vegetables. There's a chance you've drunk it in a juice. And you've almost certainly eaten it in a curry. But I'll wager you've never tried turmeric tea.

"We're aware of just how good lemon and ginger are, but a lemon and ginger tea becomes even more powerful with the addition of bright yellow turmeric and some spicy red cayenne. Turmeric is detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial (good against viral and bacterial infections)," says Jasmine Hemsley in her recipe for "Pep-Up Turmeric Tea" from the new book she's written with her sister Melissa, The Art of Eating Well.

Here they suggest mixing grated ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper in a teapot with hot water, leaving it for 10 minutes and cooling it to room temperature before adding lemon juice and raw honey.

At Selfridges, Leah Anderson-O'Loughlin, the store's bakery and dairy buyer, has just launched The Source juices on shelves and will be introducing MYLK Maid in September: both brands have turmeric in their almond milks and juices.

"We have been keeping an eye on the turmeric trend," she explains, having first noticed it in San Francisco last year. "We have recently started seeing a few small London juice and milk producers use it as an ingredient. The Pressery will soon launch an almond milk with turmeric, which we will stock, along with two other brands that use it as a key ingredient. Sales of turmeric spice in our grocery department are up 15 per cent on last year, which would also suggest that customers are using it for its health benefits."

Online, Bridget Davis, aka The Internet Chef, has a six-minute-long video teaching viewers how to make turmeric tea, which has reaped 54,000 views. Here she combines turmeric, cloves, cardamom and ground ginger, boiling and then simmering them before putting the whole mixture through a sieve into a tea cup. …

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