You all know by now how much I love teas – and of all kinds – caffeinated, non-caffeinated, plant-based and even homemade concoctions (some of which also help treat certain minor health conditions). I dig for new tea and infusion recipes all the time, especially those that help you feel good, and cleanse from within.
Here are some favorites that I have been having for years.
1. I find this concoction as one of the most effective in boosting immunity, and keeping the dreaded colds at bay. Sip it during winters at any time of the day.
1 tsp manuka honey
1-2 pinch of organic cinnamon powder
1-2 tsp lemon juice
It is simple. Add cinnamon and lemon in hot water. Wait for 5 mins – let it cool down a bit before adding manuka honey. Then stir well.
2. Fennel Tea
Fennel seeds (saunf) aid healthy digestion, treat bloating, gas, or cramps, and may also act as a diuretic.
1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
Add 1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds in hot water. Let it sit for 5-7 mins. Strain and sip.
3. Turmeric tea
This one’s for overall well-being, especially for aches and pains, immunity, digestion and skin health. This tea is absolutely delicious, healthy and soothing. It can be had at any time in the day though I have it at night – half an hour before going to bed. Trust me, I sleep like a baby after that.
1-1/2 cup almond milk or any non-dairy milk of your choice
1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
1-2 green cardamom (crushed)
2-3 crushed black peppers
1 tsp organic honey
1 tsp organic coconut oil (optional)
Add all the ingredients, except for honey to non-dairy milk, and simmer on low to medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Pour the concoction into a mug and let it cool down a bit before adding honey. Stir well and enjoy.
Note: Do not cook honey as heat destroys its medicinal effects.