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"Nepali Turmeric Powder" Organic

"Nepali Turmeric Powder" Organic

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Turmeric's presence is seen all throughout India and Nepal.  Our organic turmeric root comes from Nepal.  Turmeric is associated with the Lord Krishna.  It is used to dye fabric and garments.  Turmeric-dyed sashes are worn around the neck on wedding days throughout the region.  During the pre-wedding Haldi Ritual, turmeric paste is applied to the engaged couple to cleanse and purify the skin.  A custom called Ritual of Happiness, or Talambralu, is performed at the wedding's end, where the newly married couple shower each other with a mixture of rice, turmeric, saffron and pearls.   

Turmeric contains a natural compound (polyphenol) called curcumin, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.  It reduces pain and inflammation in the body, induces better sleep, and decreases depression. 

Turmeric has been used in Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine (the still-practiced Ancient Indian system of natural healing) since around 500 BCE.

Turmeric powder can be infused into a tisane or used in cooking. 

Tea Specifics

Organic Nepali Turmeric

Origin: Ilam, Nepal

Turmeric is naturally caffeine free.

Tasting Notes

Zesty Root, Full-Bodied Orange Liquor

Brewing Recommendations

Serving Size: 4g (1 tsp) per 100ml (5 oz) of purified water.

Ideal Brewing Vessel: Stovetop pan and separate strainer; Tea pot with strainer

Western Style: Use 4g (1 tsp) of tisane per 100ml water, boiled to 212°F/100°C. Steep 2 minutes. Brew again, steeping for 2 minutes. Enjoy with warm milk and honey or maple syrup, if desired.

Stovetop Steeping (Recommended): Melt 1 tsp butter in saucepan and stir 8g (2 tsp) of tisane on medium heat until aromas begin to release. Add 475ml (2 cups/16 oz) of milk and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer and stir occasionally for 10 minutes. Pour into a cup and top with ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup. Can be refrigerated for later.

Cold Brew: 8g (2 tsp) per 450ml of cold milk or water. Refrigerate overnight.

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