RECIPE: Spice Teas
SaveAGram spices are versatile and can be enjoyed in teas as well as in your cooking. Here are a few of our favourite simple combinations, for a single cup (scale up if you're making a pot). You can also get adventurous and invent your own blends based on what you like.
None of these recipes have sugar, but if you prefer a sweeter tea, feel free to add jaggery / honey / sugar.
We recommend spices are left to infuse for a minimum of 10 minutes, but the longer you infuse them, the more flavourful the teas will be.
Infuse 1 tablespoon cloves in 1 cup hot water (you can grind the cloves first for a stronger flavour if preferred)
Add a cinnamon stick too if you like a sweeter flavour
Good for digestion
Infuse 1 teaspoon cumin seeds in 1 cup hot water
A traditional diabetes remedy, and used to boost milk supply for breastfeeding mothers
Infuse 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds in 1 cup hot water
MACE & TURMERIC TEA
Packed with antioxidants
Infuse 1 piece mace and 1/2 tsp turmeric in 1 cup hot water
Delicious and comforting, any time of day
Pound 6 black peppercorns, 3 cloves, 1 piece mace and 6 cardamom pods, and put in a pot.
Add 2 pieces dry ginger, 1 cinnamon stick and 1 tablespoon of loose black tea leaves (or 1 teabag) per person to the same pot
Add 1 cup of hot water per person, and bring to a boil
Once bubbling, switch fire off and leave to infuse for at least 10 minutes
Add milk as desired, then bring to a boil again
Strain and serve