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, cardamon 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.

You might like to also try The Making of Herbal Teas, The 5 C’s Golden Spiced Tea, and Yogi Tea. You can browse all our tea recipes.

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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.

This post is cross posted with our sister site, Heat in The Kitchen, as part of the Indian Essentials series.

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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