Spiced Persimmon Turmeric Tea Recipe


  • 8 cups/64oz filtered water
  • One 3 inch piece peeled and thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • One 3 inch piece peeled and thinly sliced fresh turmeric root or 1 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon fresh good quality peppercorns
  • 6 good quality cinnamon sticks, preferably celyon cinnamon
  • 2 small or 1 large fuyu persimmon, thinly sliced (save a few slices for serving)
  • Sweetener of choice (ex. honey or stevia) to taste



  1. Place the water, ginger, turmeric, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks and persimmon slices in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat, and simmer on low for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Strain tea through a fine mesh strainer (or pour through a coffee filter to catch sediment).
  3. Pour into cups or bowls. The softened persimmons may also be added or add a few fresh slices for garnish and serve adding preferred sweetener to taste.
  4. Alternatively you can cool the tea to room temperature and refrigerate for a couple of days and reheat as desired.