Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas spice tea

Instead of buying costly commercial herbal teas, why not make your own deliciously healthy, warming blend? I love the seasonal spice notes of cinnamon and ginger and regularly buy tea bags that feature their flavours.

Sometimes though, I crave something more naturally potent; so, on impulse and in the mood to christen my new teapot, I decided to experiment. I peeled and chopped a 6cm piece of fresh root ginger and broke a cinnamon stick into smallish pieces. Into the pot they went, with boiling water poured over...

I left them to infuse (and enthuse) for about 15 minutes and the result was a brilliantly warming, naturally sweet and spicy 'tea'. Yum! As good once it's cooled, as it is hot; since both the ingredients are woody/roots they can be topped-up with water again up to three times. Cheers and good health!

PS When I do enjoy commercial varieties, Pukka and Hari Tea feature in my favourite mug.

4 comments:

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog!! I LOVE the idea of making your own tea. I have enough tea to last me the rest of my life but I'd love to try this sometime. Nice meetin' ya!

amethyst said...

Lovely to meet you, too, Allie! I enjoy your blog...

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That sounds lovely and just what I need right now. Buon anno!

amethyst said...

Saluté, Welshcakes e tanti auguri per 2010! (We must share una tazza when I'm in your area...)