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Test Kitchen Approved

Herbal “Seed” Tea Blend

Recipe By Elly Cooke Ross, Savory Spice—South End/Charlotte, NC

Recipe By Elly Cooke Ross, Savory Spice—South End/Charlotte, NC

This is a soothing, mild, caffeine-free herbal tea blend made from some our favorite seeds and whole spices. Make up a batch for yourself and share a batch with a friend.

Ingredients

For a savory tea blend:




For a spiced tea blend:



0.5 oz. Cracked Ginger

Optional additions to the brewed tea:

basil leaves

mint leaves

fresh lemon juice

honey

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Cumin Seeds (Organically Sourced)

    Cumin, also known as Comino, is native to the Nile valley in Egypt. It is now cultivated in other hot regions of India, the Mediterranean, and Nort...

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  • Fennel Seeds

    Fennel seed is native to the Mediterranean and is now grown in many parts of the world including China and India. Fennel seeds are sometimes called...

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  • Coriander Seeds

    Coriander is the dried seed or fruit of the Coriandrum sativum plant, which belongs to the parsley family. Cilantro is the leaf of this same plant ...

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Directions

For tea blend: Choose which blend you want to make then mix all three spices together. Store tea blend in a sealed container. Makes 1 cup of tea blend to yield about 20 cups of brewed tea.

For 2 servings of brewed tea: Add 1 1/2 Tbsp. of either tea blend to 3 cups water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 min. Remove from heat and strain. Transfer to tea mugs and stir in any additions to taste.