Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Spiced Herbal Tea

For this Blog Hop Wednesday by Radhika I was paired with Anisha of Flavours the vegan way.I had planned a few recipes to try from her space but when I showed Jai the recipes this is what he wanted me to try. I think his decision was influenced by the cold he had.He loved it and said he felt better and Aishwarya and I, though fine enjoyed it as well.This was so much like the traditional Chukku kappi which is a dried ginger and herbal tea but with a twist.Thank you Anisha for introducing me to this tea.
Recipe Source:Flavours the vegan way
Ingredients :
500ml Water
1tsp Pepper corns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1 inch piece of Cinnamon
10-12 Mint leaves
10-12 Holy basil
1 leaf of Lemon Grass(I didn't add this as I didn't have this)
1/2 inch Ginger
Lemon juice to taste
Honey to taste

Crush the cinnamon, pepper corns and cumin seeds using a mortar and pestle. Crush or bruise the herbs and ginger.Add the herbs and spices to water in the tea pot and microwave it for 4 minutes. You can use stove top to boil the herbs in water, it's just faster in the microwave. Strain it. Add lemon juice and honey to your taste.


  1. Bookmarked this!!! this drink is so soothing, refreshing & lemony!! will try it out a plant of lemongrass at home...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Hi Vidhya,

    Herbal Tea looks Delicious!!!

    Keep on Dear:)

  3. OMG What a lovely Click and so colorful.

  4. Real healthy drink.. Love ur click as well.......

  5. Such a healthy and prefect drink while its chilled outside.

  6. wow refreshing and healthy drink... bookmarked it...
    Happy krishna jeyanthi...

  7. feels so refreshing......nice clicks and flavorful herbal tea...


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