Quick-Fix Teh Halia

  • Recipe courtesy of James Wong
  • Show: Grow Your Own Drugs
  • Episode: Incredible Edibles

Total Time:
25 min
5 min
Inactive Prep:
20 min
14 servings


  • 5 ounces/140 g brown granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces/112 g dried turmeric
  • 1 ounce/28 g dried ginger
  • 1 ounce/25 g black tea leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk


Stir together the sugar, turmeric, ginger, tea and black pepper and store in a dry, airtight tin.

To make up into a teh, place 5 to 6 teaspoons of the mixture in a saucepan with 1 cup whole milk and 1 cup water, then simmer over low heat until reduced by half, 10 to 20 minutes. Strain and serve.

The mixture will keep in an airtight tin for 2 weeks.


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