Collect the necessary ingredients. You'll need turmeric powder, black pepper, water, a sweetener of your choice (optional), and perhaps some lemon or ginger for added flavor.
Heat water in a pot or kettle. You'll generally need about 1 cup (8 ounces) of water per serving.
Once the water reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low. Add about ½ to 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder (depending on taste preference) and a pinch of black pepper.
Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes. This allows the flavors to blend and the beneficial compounds in turmeric to infuse into the water.
After simmering, use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to strain the tea into a cup or mug. This step helps remove any sediment or larger pieces of turmeric and pepper.
At this point, you can add a natural sweetener like honey or stevia if you prefer a sweeter taste. You can also enhance the flavor by adding a slice of fresh ginger or a squeeze of lemon.
Mix well to ensure that any added sweetener dissolves properly. Serve the turmeric pepper tea hot.
While turmeric pepper tea may have some potential weight-loss benefits due to its compounds, it's essential to remember that it's not a magic solution.