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Turmeric Lactation Tea Recipe

Turmeric Lactation Tea

  • Author: Shelley Rahim
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



12” piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
1 piece cinnamon stick (3-4” long)
2 tsp fennel seeds
4 cloves
8 black peppercorns
20 – 25 cardamom pods, cracked and crushed
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Pinch of saffron threads
1 quart whole milk (4 cups) —Almond milk, Oat milk or Coconut milk also work
3-4 TBS pure maple syrup
2 1/2 C water (filtered)


  1. Pour 2.5 cups of filtered water into a medium saucepan. 
  2. Crush the cardamom pods with a mortar and pestle and add to the water.
  3. Peel and slice (or grate) the ginger. Add to the water.
  4. Add the remaining spices, except for the saffron, to the water. Bring spices to a boil.
  5. Turn the heat down to med-low and simmer the spices for 15-30 minutes, until the water is reduced to ½-1 cup in quantity. This is your tea concentrate. 
  6. Add the four cups of milk and pinch of saffron.
  7. Bring milk to boil, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 2-5 minutes longer. 
  8. Add the maple syrup.
  9. Pour into a mug, sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg on top.
  10. Serve to the happy mama and listen to her say, “mmmmmmmm” as she takes a sip.‍
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Teas

Keywords: Turmeric Lactation Tea