A delicious tea that is perfect for Spring. Nicknamed CCF tea, Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Tea is a simple and well known Ayurvedic recipe. In Ayurveda, teas are the traditional method of delivering the medicinal effects herbs and spices to the body. They are generally made by seeping a single herb or spice, or a blend, in hot water.
CCF tea is said to be detoxifying, helpful in losing weight, and in burning up the excess of spring moisture. The wetness of Spring rains can cause runny noses and digestive mucus, including sever swelling.
CCF tea is also said to stoke your metabolism and digestive fire, restoring vitality where winter sluggishness abounds. This is something that I certainly need. It warms your circulation and clears any water retention. Its mild bitterness revs up the spring detoxification process and purifies the blood. It restores tone and tightness to swollen spring tissues. It is a soothing formula that reduces agitation and inflammation. It restores a calm clarity and spaciousness to a tense mind. How can you not drink it? This information is from Joyful Belly‘s wonderful blog full of Ayurvedic information. Begin to make CCF when the daffodils start to bloom – a sure sign that spring is approaching.
Join me as I drink this with meals every day for 2 weeks.
CCF Tea | Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Tea | A Spring Detoxification Tea
0.25 tspn coriander seed
0.25 tspn cumin seed
0.25 tspn fennel seed
Place the spices into a teapot. Add 1.5 cups water and allow to steep for 5 minutes before serving.
The spices can also be gently simmered in water in a saucepan on the stove-top.
Another method is to place the spices in a tea ball in your favorite mug. Pour boiling water over the tea and let sit for 3-4 minutes.
Drink the tea with every meal for at least two weeks.
recipe notes and alternatives
Since CCF tea is a diuretic, do not drink before bed otherwise you will have disturbed sleep.
Please note that I am not an Ayurvedic professional. Please consult a practitioner in your area if you have any concerns.