Pitta Tea | For Rainy Weather | A Household Essential

Rainy weather tea

Pitta Tea | Ayurveda | Herbal Tea | Life Time of Cooking

I like to drink a cuppa tea each day. It can be anything, white, green, brown, black. Fermented. Not. Herbal, spices or flowers. Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Ayurvedic. Gingery. Minty. Rosebuds. Dried apples. Dried mandarin skins. You name it, I drink it. I even grow it! (Lemongrass, lemon verbena, cardamom leaves, kaffir lime leaves, parsley, thyme, sage, rosemary…)

Just a note. In India, where so much of our tea comes from, Tea is Tea – real, proper, genuine tea. Anything else is something else. Here, “tea” means something, anything, that is infused in hot water.

Pitta tea, an ayurvedic tea very good for Rainy weather (here, late Autumn and late winter/pre spring weather), is quite drying, so I also make it when I need something to stop runny noses and other unpleasant symptoms of colds and flu. This tea will help to dry your nose and also balance yourself during rainy weather. It is a beautiful tea, please enjoy.

You might like to read The Making of Herbal Teas.

Similar Teas include Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Tea, Unusual Herbal Teas, The 5 C’s Golden Spiced Tea, and Yogi Tea.

You can browse all our tea recipes and our Chai recipes. Or explore our Mid Autumn recipes.


Pitta Tea, A Household Essential

Mix the following ingredients in the following ratios. Use Tablespoons to make a mixture that will last you for several days, or use Teaspoons if you want to make a couple of pots only.

2 parts fennel seeds, 2 parts coriander seeds, 1 part cardamom pods, 1 part dried mint

Mix these together.

Take about 1/2 Tblspn or more of the mixture PLUS 2 -3 slices fresh ginger for each cup of tea, pour over boiling water and leave to seep for 10 mins. (You can make it in a saucepan and keep it on a low simmer for 10 mins to extract more flavour.)

Sip and enjoy.

You can also use fresh mint. Make the mixture without the dried mint, and pop several stalks of fresh mint into the teapot when you are making the tea.

Blessings to you.





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