Prep and cook time:  20 minutes       Serves 4

4   cups water
1   teaspoon organic turmeric powder (or a 3-inch strip fresh turmeric root, peeled)
1   teaspoon organic ginger powder (or a 4-inch strip fresh ginger root, peeled)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
honey or dark-liquid stevia, to taste
lemon slices, or the juice of a full lemon (to taste)

Put water into a small pot and bring to a boil on the stove. Make sure that the water has come to a full boil. Add turmeric and ginger to the boiling water and reduce to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. This will extract the beneficial compounds from the turmeric and ginger. Remove the pot from the stove. Strain the tea into a cup through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out the particles of turmeric and ginger. Add sweetener and lemon to taste.