This reicpe is not only delicious, but it’s healthy and anti-inflammatory. It’s tasty and great to drink in the season of hay fever, or anytime you would like to have a nice cup of turmeric tea latte.
Good morning to all the lovely people out there!
Today I am presenting to you my vegan turmeric tea latte for this particular season. Why turmeric tea for spring? Let me explain to you!
Turmeric tea latte for hay fever
This recipe is not only sweet and delicious, but it’s also a good natural remedy for allergies and hay fever. Surprised? I know! Who knew a delicious hot drink can aid your allergies.
Before getting into the properties in turmeric that are good for allergies and hay fever, let’s see what kind of allergies you can have and my (not pleasant but hilarious) allergy story that happened back in Germany….
What can you be allergic to?
Fortunately, I don’t have any allergy to any plants or pollens in where I live despite the fact that it has a lot of nature around. But everyone around me such as my brother suffers from an allergy to Japanese cedar tree pollen.
Japanese cedars are everywhere in the country and so many people in Tokyo have a bad allergy to them, like itchy eyes and running nose. Urgh, horrible isn’t it. I’m so lucky that I don’t have an allergy to them!
Having said that, I do have some allergy to certain substances which can be found both outside and indoor. So what can you be allergic to?
The Japanese cedar tree is categorised in tree pollen. This one is a nasty one because if you go out in the season of tree pollen which time of the year varies depending on the tree, there is no way to avoid it as pollen would float in the air. So if you know what tree pollen you are allergic to, try not to go near areas with the trees and have a cup of this vegan turmeric tea later after coming back home!
Grass / weed pollen
This is the one I have an allergy to. I haven’t identified yet which plants I have an allergic reaction to but if I were to sit directly or indirectly on grass/weed, I would get a really bad rash, hives, red and swollen skin. It is nasty. However, you can avoid this by avoiding contact with grass/weeds that you have an allergy to.
My allergy story at a music festival in Germany
I honestly wish I knew turmeric was a great remedy for allergic reactions when I had this nastiest reaction at a musclewoman festival in Germany…
So my friend asked me to go to this music festival called Rock in Park in Nuremberg in Germany, I had never been to a big music festival so I responded with a big yes. And there we flied to Germany with aa backpack and camping tent on our back.
We got to the venue and it was huge! It was so big that you could’t see the stage next to the one you are in. The whole place was lovely too, lots of nature around and you could feel the clean air going into your lung and the blood stream.
We spotted a place to build our little tent for 2, built it quickly, and then off to the stages where our favourite bands were rocking!
The night at the camping site…
After having so much fun singing and screaming and dancing, we went back to our tent to prepare to sleep. We were so tired we fell in asleep straight away.
And next morning….. I woke up earlier than usual because I felt something was wrong on my face. I searched my handy mirror wondering what it was, and next thing I looked in the mirror, my face was totally red and SWOLLEN LIKE JAPANESE PUFFER FISH.
Not knowing and confused as to what was happening, I woke my friend with the face and devastation to see my friend’s face go “wth”.
We decided that I was probably having an allergic reaction to the plants we put our tent on and went into the town to get some medicine.
If I knew this recipe at that time I would’ve gone to a supermarket instead of walking hours sweating and wandering around the city of no-shops-are-open-at-weekends for pharmacy..
After the allergic reaction
We finally found a little window open in a pharmacy and got some medicine for allergy so went back to the camping site. I took the medicine but it was not working… So I had to spend the rest of the time there at Rock in Park with the itchy, red, swollen face…
Apart from some random drunk people asked me what happened to my face, I managed to enjoy my time at the festival so it was overall a super fun experience! And on the good side, I was able to know that I have an allergy to some grass/weeds.
So what I want to say is… You never know if you have an allergy or when it hits you. And I do wish I knew all the information I know now back then because my face was like that for the next whole week!
Now you know this recipe, you can treat your hay fever or allergy with a natural and delicious turmeric tea latte!
Why turmeric tea latte is good for hay fever/allergy?
The turmeric in this recipe has curcumin which has excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antihistamine properties. This natural antihistamine eases itchiness, redness, rash and hives, hence it’s great to have turmeric tea latte when you have allergies.
Having turmeric regularly helps ease your allergies and promotes your overall health too, and it’s really tasty! I would say this is like a comforting and hearty dessert drink.
Who knew you can treat your hay fever and allergies with such a delightful drink!
What you need for this recipe
To make this recipe is super simple and easy. You can whip this up in just 5 mins! To get the most of its benefit for health, here is what you need to make your vegan turmeric tea latte.
Get some quality organic turmeric powder to make this recipe. I use this organic turmeric powder from simply organic. It’s organic and GMO-free! It is a relatively reasonable organic brand so I use many of their products in my recipes.
Any plant milk will work wonderfully in this recipe! I usually use soy milk or almond milk. Soy milk whips a perfect creamy form on top so I like using it. If you are avoiding soy, use almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, quinoa milk, hemp milk etc. Choice of plant milk is limitless!
Yes, you read it right, black pepper! Why add black pepper to your turmeric tea latte? It’d because it is shown that curcumin is absorbed much better in your body when consumed with black pepper. So it’s very important! Don’t forget to add a little pinch of black pepper at the finish.
I love adding some lovely flavours of spices such as cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, etc. This really depends on your taste but adding some spices takes this turmeric tea latte onto the next level. Especially in winter some of these spices warm up your body which helps to strengthen your immune system too.
You will LOVE this turmeric tea latte because it’s:
– hot and comforting
– good for hayfever
– boost immune system
Please leave a comment and rate this recipe in the comment section below if you like this vegan turmeric tea latte! Let me know and tag me @thechestnutbakery on Instagram too. Thank you for making my recipe, friends!Print