Winters are perfect times to brew ourselves finest teas and go about experimenting with new ones. The post pandemic times have almost made us all experts at brewing immunity booster teas with new recipes being shared on TV, social media or given by the elder family members. There are many teas you can experiment with on your own. Here are some of our suggestions
1. Kashmiri Kahwa Tea Recipe:
Kashmiri Kahwa is traditionally crafted for the biting cold winters of Kashmir. It is a perfect recipe to be picked up during the winters. Kahmiri Kahwa has a romance of fragrant spices like cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, with dried rose petals! This delicious infusion is then poured over slivered almonds and saffron, bringing you the regal Kashmiri Kahwa Green Tea. Here’s how to prepare it step by step:
What you need: Water, Cinnamon, Green Cardamom pods, Dried Rose Petals, Saffron, Green Tea, Sugar/Honey
How to Prepare: Bring water to boil. Crush cardamom pods and add to boiling water along with small Cinnamon sticks. Boil for 5-6 minutes. Add Green Tea leaves, Rose Petals and cover with lid. Turn off the gas. Let this steep for 6-7 minutes.
Soak Saffron in few spoons of warm water. Add this water to the Tea. Pour the tea in teacups or glasses and garnish with silvered almonds. Sweeten as required. Your delight filled Kashmiri Kahwa is ready! This variety comes with green tea health benefits.
2. Honey Lemon Green Tea Recipe
We need to admit – winters are dull! The lemony zesty delight of our Honey Lemon Green Tea recipe is sure to energise you and uplift your spirits. With the onset of flu season, we may need you to pump up that immunity with some Vitamin C with your Vitamin Tea!
What you need: Water, Lemon, Honey, Green Tea
How to Prepare: Bring water to boil, add green tea leaves and turn off the heat after 1 minute. Brew for 3 minutes with the lid closed. Zest lemon. Remember, they bring a slightly bitter taste so keep the quantity less. Close the lid and let it steep for 1 minute. Squeeze 2-3 drops of lemon before serving. Strain and serve in cups. Add honey to your cup as required.
If the season gets to you too much, don’t hesitate to grate in a little ginger to perk up the immunity boosting properties as well as the taste. Your simple recipe of Honey Lemon Green Tea is complete!
3. Jasmine Lemongrass Green Tea Recipe
Jasmine Lemongrass Green Tea is a whirlwind of flavour and aroma in your teacup. Jasmine is common ingredient in Japanese and Chinese beverages and cuisine. Try this easy recipe of Jasmine Lemongrass Green Tea that is sure to blow your mind!
What you need: Water, dried Jasmine flowers, fresh Lemongrass, Green Tea
How to Prepare: Bring water to boil. Make tight knots along the strands of lemongrass. This helps release the oils and aroma from lemongrass much better than chopping it. Drop this lemongrass in boiling water and boil for 1 minute.Turn off the heat and add Green Tea.
Let it steep for 2-3 minutes. Add dried Jasmine Flowers and let them steep for 2 minutes. Strain and serve. This aromatic lemongrass green tea recipe is best consumed without a sweetener.
4. Tulsi Green Tea Recipe
Tulsi Green Tea is easiest and most healthful preparation of Green Tea blend. Tulsi is available in every household in India, rather worshipped for the immense health benefits it brings. It is said that one can use every part of this plant, from roots, to stem & florets. So we insist you try adding the stems along with leaves to this Tulsi Green Tea recipe. Here’s how to prepare it:
What you need: Water, Tulsi Leaves (along with few stems), Green Tea
How to Prepare: Bring water to boil. Add Tulsi leaves and stems and boil it for 4-5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add green tea leaves. Let it steep for 4 minutes. Strain and serve.
Tulsi green tea makes for an ideal immunity booster tea.
5. Assam & Darjeeling Tea recipe
Assam and Darjeeling are teas that originate in respective geographical areas. Once you procure yourself a nice batch, after that the recipe of Darjeeling tea or Assam tea pretty much depends on brewing instructions. You can easily buy these black teas online. Here are some standard ways of brewing these teas:
For Tea Bags:
Place tea bag in a cup. Pour water that is heated up to 100 °C. Steep for 3-5 minutes, depending upon how strong you like your tea. Assam & Darjeeling teas are best served black or with little milk. Add sugar as per taste. If you are consuming it black, try it with a few drops of lemon juice and that doubles up as lemon black tea!
For Loose Leaf: Add 2 gms of loose leaf per cup of preparation. Pour water that is heated up to 100 °C. Close the lid and let the tea leaves steep for 3-5 mins. Strain and serve. Best enjoyed as strong or light brew. Sweeten with sugar or honey if preferred.
6. Cardamom Turmeric Tea Recipe
Turmeric is a natural antiseptic. It detoxifies blood naturally and keeps body warm. Cardamom enhances digestion and brings very unique and refreshing flavour to the palate. Both the spices will keep you warm and cozy during winters and make for incredible immunity booster tea ingredients.
What you need: Water, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Turmeric Root (dried or fresh), Black Pepper, Honey or Jaggery.
How to Prepare: Combine cardamom (use the cover as well), black pepper, cinnamon and turmeric root in a mortar and roughly grind with pestle. This is to ensure that the oils and juices from ingredients are oozed on to the surface. Drop them all in boiling water. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Strain and serve. Sweeten with honey or jaggery as you prefer it.
The best of Tea recipes are very basic as they are simple. With its all-natural and well-balanced ingredients, TE-A-ME brings you variant flavours of green teas & black teas online that will save you time outside of your warm bed and you can relax away to their quick & warm magic.