Holy cow, y'all. Have you heard all this jazz about the amazingness of turmeric? I don't know how I've missed out this whole time, but I'll do my darndest to catch right on up.
Even good old Dr. Andrew Weil has something to say about it, so you know it's gotta be aaaaaall goooood.
Turmeric and ginger are related, and their flavors are very complimentary. To me turmeric is kinda spicy-citrus-y, so adding a gingery kick makes total sense (and it really is good).
So, to make a refreshing, healthful, safe-to-share-with-kids tea (hot or iced), all you need is a finger-sized root of fresh turmeric, the equivalent amount of fresh ginger (or less if you want something a bit more mild), and about 4 cups of boiling water.
Look at that amazing color (needless to say, watch out- it'll stain)! Strain out the chunks once your tea has reached the desired strength and toss 'em in the compost. Put remaining roots in airtight containers or zip-top bags and freeze 'em until you need another fix. I like mine over ice, but it is a very aromatic hot tea as well, so try both and see which is best... but there's no question, they'll both be good for you!