Herbal Ayurvedic Tea – Concocting Detoxifying Decoctions!

Have you watched the “Sound of Music”? No silly!  Not the live theater version, but the gold standard one..The movie!  I sure don’t claim to live in an Abbey , but today’s grey skies and grumpy weather had me reaching for something. Anything. I never know why it is called ‘Out of the blue” , I mean why not out of the red, yellow , purple or pink. I am pretty sure there is a perfectly sane reason for it to be called that. And I am also sure somewhere, somehow a trivia master is reading this and going Tsk.. Tsk.. 

On such a day, I am more apt to singing ( Have you ever heard me sing? NO ? Well, thank goodness for small mercies ! I just mean to sing in my head and what I sing in my head can match a diva’s rendition but what come out of my larynx usually rival’s a frog’s melody 🙁 )

When the wind bites
When the cold stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

( Due apologies the creator of this tune)

So off I go trotting off to look at the beautiful tea set  I received – Oh! It is simply precious. Made of Cast iron, it reminds me of some of the antiques at my mom’s place and I had been lusting after this kind for quite some time ( time = years). I think DH finally could not take it anymore , more like could not tolerate my mooning over it anymore and made short work of it. Yippee,Yippee,Yay,Yay!  

After a particularly blah morning, this tea was made to improve the blues, the weather ( just kidding ) more so to improve the general immune system within the body and also to act as an digestive aid. This tea is served usually warm and unsweetened . If you would like to  add a dash of sweetness, do so with honey. This is perfect to sip though out the day and is even more perfect when you don’t want to pack on the caffeine in your system.  Makes use of the pantry items and no fancy shmancy herbs or spices !

Here we go :

Prep time : 15 min  Serves : 4

Ingredients:

  • Fresh ginger( skinned ) – 2 inches
  • Cinnamon stick : 1-1.5 inches
  • Fennel seeds or Saunf : 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds or Jeera : 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds or Dhania : 1 tsp
  • Water : 4 -5 cups

Procedure :

  • Warm the spices with the exception of ginger, on a skillet for a minute or so. You do not warm to toast them or brown them the idea is to bring the flavor and remove any excess moisture from storage if any. Alternatively warm the contents in a microwave for few seconds.
  • In sauce pan bring to a rolling boil the water.
  • Add in the crushed, grated or diced ginger  and all the spices.
  • Cover it with a lid and lower the heat to medium and let it boil for another 5 minutes or so.
  • Turn off the flame and let the spices and  ginger steep in this.
  • After a few minutes, strain and serve.
  • Stays good for the whole day!
Perfect Sip!
Perfect Sip!

 

Herbal Ayurvedic Tea - Concocting Detoxifying Decoctions!
Serves 4
Delicious sip of warm herbal tea to soothe you !
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Fresh ginger( skinned ) - 2 inches
  2. Cinnamon stick : 1-1.5 inches
  3. Fennel seeds or Saunf : 1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds or Jeera : 1 tsp
  5. Coriander seeds or Dhania : 1 tsp
  6. Water : 4 -5 cups
Instructions
  1. Warm the spices with the exception of ginger , on a skillet for a minute or so. You do not warm to toast them or brown them the idea is to bring the flavor and remove any excess moisture from storage if any. Alternatively warm the contents in a microwave for few seconds.
  2. In sauce pan bring to a rolling boil the water.
  3. Add in the crushed, grated or diced ginger and all the spices.
  4. Cover it with a lid and lower the heat to medium and let it boil for another 5 minutes or so.
  5. Turn off the flame and let the spices and  ginger steep in this.
  6. After a few minutes, strain and serve.
  7. Stays good for the whole day!
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  1. […] Now please excuse me – a cup of Ayurvedic tea  is calling my name!!! […]

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