Learning to understand new flavors and fragrances is always taking a long way, especially if you didn't grow up with it. Culturally, regardless of how diverse our background is, we always need an accomodation time to get used with certain tastes, especially when it comes to spices. In some cases, like it happened with the matcha latte for me, the love might be at first sight and on very long term.
Turmeric Latte or the golden milk is one of those drinks everyone was talking about the whole last year. Those into alternative medicine even attribute to the beautifully golden powder curative, strong immunity anti-inflammation qualities. I personally believe in the strength of real medicine, but as long as I am not sick, I can easily have some of those remedies, mostly for the sake of new tastes.
I wanted to have my first experience of turmeric latte - and of the taste of turmeric in general, but didn't know for sure how to start. At first, I didn't like the smell of it, and by using it for rice-based dishes, I realized that it needs a strong balance to avoid it original flavor. I had a couple of failed experiences until I've found at my local Rossmann drugstore a ready made German product - Lebe Pur, Kurkuma Lattte. It is relatively affordable and the 80 gr. of the paper bag can be used for more than 5 times. The usual ingredients added to the milk - turmeric, ginger, pepper and cinnamon - are already there. All you need is to add the sugar - white or brown, I prefer brown - or the honey. I used 1 full tablespoon of turmeric for one cup and a half of milk. I always used normal milk, but coconut milk is also recommended, although I personally don't have the experience of it. Add the full spoon of turmeric, plus some extra cinnamon powder if you really want more of it, and mix at small heat for a couple of minutes. Before it's starting to boil - which means within 20 minutes if your heat is very low - pour it into your cups or glasses and drink it hot. The more I drink the more I am getting used to, and right now I am thinking to have my own match. I bet that the fresh grated ginger will create a much fresher taste.
Looking forward to more experiences in the world of spices....Coming on my blog soon, very soon...