Four Spice Tea Recipe (Ayurveda Remedy) Recipe Video

This four spice tea is often made using dry ginger in place of fresh ginger in almost every south Indian household. The Ayurvedic property of the spices added in this blend also make this tea excellent for health. The coriander seeds have a cooling property in Ayurveda and when combined with ginger they are know to provide relief from cold and flu. This calming and soothing tea also is beneficial for the kidneys to function well.

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings2
TasteMethod
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Coriander seeds1 Teaspoon
 Whole peppercorn5 Small
 Fresh ginger1 Tablespoon
 Green cardamom2 Medium
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Honey1 Tablespoon
 Milk2 Teaspoon (Optional)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 42 Calories from Fat 6

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.7 g1.1%

Saturated Fat 0.14 g0.68%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.5 mg

Sodium 4.2 mg0.2%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.4%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 0.68 g1.4%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 1.7%

Calcium 2.7% Iron 3.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1.In a skillet, dry roast all the spices except the ginger for 3 minutes or until the spices let out a nice aroma.
2.In a mortar and pestle, crush the roasted spices into a coarse powder.
3.Using the mortar and pestle again, crush the fresh ginger.
5.In a pan, heat the water.
6.Add the prepared spice mix and the crushed ginger.
7.Let it come to a boil and remain so for 5 minutes.
8.Pour it through a strainer into a cup.

SERVING
9. Serve hot sweetened with honey. Add milk if desired.
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