Place one cup of water in a saucepan.
Add ½ to 1 tablespoon raw unrefined sugar. You can even use jaggery or maple syrup or skip the sweetener completely.
Let the water come to a boil and add ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger (dried ginger powder – saunth). ½ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root or crushed ginger can also be added.
Next add ⅛ teaspoon ground ceylon cinnamon (ceylon cinnamon powder and not cassia cinnamon powder).
Next, add ⅛ teaspoon crushed black pepper or ground black pepper.
Add ½ teaspoon ground turmeric (turmeric powder).
Boil further for a minute or two. Remove pan and pour the tea in a cup or mug. You can even strain the tea while pouring. Enjoy the tea hot or warm.