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what is turmeric?

Turmeric or Curcuma longa is a spice that comes from the Turmeric plant. It is the roots of this plant that is used to make the spice Turmeric. Today, turmeric is used in curries to add its warm flavour and rich golden colour and is rising in popularity as a powerful mix to serve as a latte.   

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how turmeric is made

The root of turmeric has been used in ayurvedic medicine for over 4000 years due to its key ingredient, a natural antioxidant called curcumin. There’s even mentions of its medicinal property in South Asian transcripts dating back to 250BC!   

Tumeric Flower


turmeric flower

  To turmeric plant (Curcuma) flowers in summer and is likely to have originated in India before spreading widely in Asia and Africa.

Tumeric Root


turmeric roots

It is only the roots of the turmeric plant that are used to make the spice and turmeric tea. Part of the same family of plants, these look very similar to ginger. 

Tumeric Spice


grinding to a powder

 The turmeric roots are broken into smaller pieces and dried in the sun before being ground down into a fine powder. 

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9 key turmeric benefits

There’s lots of beliefs out there on the power of turmeric as a health booster. It is said that it helps build the immune system, fight superbugs, reduces cholesterol, protects the liver and reduces the symptoms of arthritis. Curcumin the main ingredient in Turmeric is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Scientific studies have indicated that turmeric can:

  • Have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Be loaded with Curcumin
  • Lower risk of heart disease
  • Boost brain function
  • Be high in antioxidants
  • Improve Cholesterol
  • Detoxify the Body
  • Fortify the Immune System
  • Be medicinal

how to drink your turmeric tea

 Turmeric latte is easy to make with our Rokit Pods. Just give the pod a good shake before you pop it into your Nespresso machine (Please note our pods won’t activate a Nespresso Vertuo machine).

Press the dispense button as usual, add any kind of milk you like (we like to heat and froth it up a little bit first) and there you go. A cup of golden goodness, right there. 

what will it taste like?

Let’s not forget that turmeric is a spice, so instantly, you’ll know it’s a warming and spicey drink. It’s not too sweet, but not bitter either. And like most naturally occurring flavours, its pleasantly earthy to drink. It’s a perfect rich and soothing drink, and tastes equally delicious as an iced latte too.

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