24 Feb Make your Own Ayurvedic Teas
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian philosophy based on holistic, natural healing for the body and mind. The Ayurvedic lifestyle includes preparing and eating meals that are simple, healthful and easy to digest, keeping your whole system in harmony. If you’d like to try your hand at some Ayurvedic recipes, why not start by brewing your own healing teas? The Faithful to Nature team has picked out 3 lovely and easy-to-make tea recipes we think you’ll enjoy – and you can make them all using our organic herbs and spices.
Simple Digestive Tea
The mild blend of coriander, cumin and fennel is one of the simplest and most popular Ayurvedic teas. It stimulates the circulation, improve digestion, reduce water retention and flush out the urinary tract.
Boil the water and add the seeds and herbs. Allow to steep for 5 minutes, then strain and serve. Sweeten with honey if desired.
Spicy Lemon Weight Loss Tea
This warming tea will boost your metabolism and stimulate the digestive system. Helps to detox the blood by flushing out excess bile.
Juice the lemon and add to hot water. Stir in remaining ingredients. For best results, drink a cup first thing in the morning, ideally 30min before a meal.
Magical Masala Chai Tea
This is a wonderfully calming, sweet and spicy tea full of ingredients that help with digestion and circulation.
- 3 cups water
- 3tbsp black tea
- 3 cloves
- 1 stick cinnamon
- ½” piece fresh ginger, grated
- 2 cardamom pods, freshly ground
- 2 anise stars
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- 1½ cups milk (or substitute almond milk)
- 1tsp honey
Boil the water and spices, then add the tea and boil for 2 minutes. Add milk and simmer on a low flame. Sweeten with honey, strain and serve.
You can enjoy brewing your own Ayurvedic teas, or treat yourself to ready-brewed, healing and cleansing organic teas like those in our Pukka range.
For more information on the principles or Ayurvedic cooking, visit the Joyful Belly website and discover which recipes will suit your body best.