- 4 cups water
- 2 tsp black tea powder
- 1/2 tsp crushed ginger
- 3 cardamom (crushed)
- 1 strand lemon grass
- 4 mint leaves
- 3 basil leaves (tulsi)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 8 tsp sugar
One of the widely available ingredients in the world that originated in East Asia is tea. In China tea is pronounced as ‘tu’ means a bitter herb. If you have ever tasted tea leaves or grounded tea grains, you know the taste. In the Mandarin language the word is ‘cha,’ and that’s how it became ‘chai’ in India. At first, tea was not a leisure drink or a ‘high tea’ which is common in the UK and in most countries.
Tea was used for health purpose, and the leaves were boiled in the water to prepare a concentrated drink, like the medicine. As the centuries passed, just like everything else, tea making techniques evolved too. Herbal tea is a mix of other healthy ingredients which is a perfect choice to either start your day or end it and even have it in between.
Herbal teas are rich in antioxidants, which prevent free radical damage and reduces cell damage. It acts as a stress buster. They improve digestion, breakdown the fats in the digestive tract. It also helps to relieve constipation problems. Daily drinking herbal tea can greatly help those that suffer from arthritis. It also relieves from inflammation.
How to make Herbal Tea
Just make a batch and store it in your thermos flask, so you can have a cup when you feel like.
In the United Kingdom, tea is consumed daily and is apparently one of Britain's cultural beverages. It is customary for a host to offer tea to guests soon after their arrival.
Tea is the most popular manufactured drink consumed in the world, equaling all others – including coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, and alcohol – combined.