Turmeric is an aromatic powder that has been celebrated in eastern countries for centuries for it’s healing properties and is commonly used as a spice in curries and hot drinks brewed over the stove (namely in India). However the turmeric hot drink has now become equally celebrated in western society, trending in popular cafes around Australia due to the creators of Golden Grind.
Golden Grind is a turmeric blend founded by co-owners husband and wife team Tahli and Renwick Watts and sister Sage Greenwood. The group were working together in their own café, Evolve Food Store in Belgrave, where they started making their golden latte. When the demand grew they went looking on the market to source the blend. Unable to source what they wanted, they started making and packaging their own.
Officially launching the product 10 weeks ago — it is remarkable that the Golden Grind team are already selling across more than 150 retail stores and cafes around Australia including some Melbourne health hot spots: Matcha Mylkbar in St Kilda, the Happy Place in South Melbourne and Patch in Richmond.
Turmeric is widely known for it’s positive heath benefits with many claiming an improvement of inflammation and strong antioxidant properties. Golden Grind is vegan, organic, preservative free, caffeine free, sugar free, nut free and gluten free — the perfect gift for anyone (particularly your health conscious friends)!
To make the drink at home, use half a teaspoon of Golden Grind with a splash of hot water, mix with your choice of hot or frothed milk (I use almond milk with a dash of honey). You can also add the blend to smoothies, porridges or muesli or use as a spice replacement in curries, stir fries and baking.
Visit the Golden Grind website to purchase a bag of the blend for $19.95 and check out their Instagram @goldengrind to see all the creative ways you can use Golden Grind.