How to brew perfect cup of Herbal Teas

We all are aware that immunity boosting drinks are mandatory during these days. Also, we’re familiar with many of them by this time. But how many of you know how to brew them perfectly? Did you know that over boiling of herbs can bring down the medicinal properties of tea? This blog includes how to prepare a healthy shot of herbal tea without losing the goodness of herb added to it.

Fennel Tea

Apart from giving body valuable minerals like calcium, selenium and zinc, Fennel Tea helps in balancing hormones and oxygen! When consumed it has a cooling effect on body and aids digestion. Let’s see how to brew it perfectly.

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Ingredients

Crushed Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp

Hot Water- 1 cup

Method of Preparation

Take a milk pan and add crushed fennel seeds to it

To this add boiling water and mix well

Cover it with a lid and keep it aside for 5 minutes

Strain the water and drink the tea immediately.

 Tulsi Tea

Rich in antioxidants Tulsi tea helps in reducing the stress and strain associated with lifestyle disorders. Also the linoleic acid present in it is good for skin and prevents skin from infections. Check out the perfect recipe for Tulsi tea below.

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Ingredients

Tulsi leaves – 8 to 10 leaves

Water – I cup

Honey – 1 tbsp

Method of preparation

Take a milk pan and add water to it

Add Tulsi leaves to it and bring it to boil

Slow down the flame and let it simmer for 6-7 minutes to get the complete juice from leaves.

When the mix turn light brown colour, switch off the flame

Strain and when it turns lukewarm, add honey to it

Stir well and enjoy.

Mint Tea

Menthol, the active oil in mint has anti-bacterial properties and it sooths upset stomach and relieves indigestion. A cup of mint tea keeps you away from cold, flu and other virus diseases in this monsoon.

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Ingredients

2 cups water

15 mint leaves

1 to 2 teaspoons sugar (or honey)

Method of preparation

Bring the water to a boil.

Remove from the heat and add the fresh mint leaves.

Add honey

Mix well and Enjoy

Pepper Tea

Pepper is famous for its antibacterial properties. Black pepper always has a handful of health properties. Pepper tea can enhance the function of digestive tract and stimulates taste buds. Let us see how to prepare Pepper Tea.

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Ingredients

2-1/2 cups Water

1 tsp Black Peppercorns

1 tsp Honey

1 tsp Lemon juice

Method of preparation

In a saucepan, add water and black pepper

Boil for about 5 minutes on medium heat.

Stain it to tea cups

Add honey if needed

Keep the steps in mind when you make herbal teas next time to get a perfect cup of them with complete medicinal values!