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I have said time and time again about the natural healing and health benefits of spices and herbs. As you can tell, I like to make my own comforting teas to drink as in the recent recipe over the winter that I enjoyed for soothing therapeutic herbal tea. This tea is no different when it comes to the ingredients because each one serves a purpose.
Basil Ginger Lime Tea – Health Benefits
Basil Ginger Lime Tea is a refreshing and good for you drink made by steeping spices like coriander, cardamom along with fresh basil, ginger and lime juice
- 3 1/2 tablespoons ground coriander
- 3 1/2 tablespoons ground cardamom
- 2 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1/4 cup fresh ginger peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup honey
- 16 fresh basil leaves
- 6 limes juiced
- 8 lime slices
To a large piece of cheese cloth, add the coriander, cardamom, black peppercorns and ginger. Wrap and tie tightly with string.
To a medium saucepan add the water and bring to a boil, turn down to low simmer. Add the honey and stir until it is melted. Add the spices. Crush the basil with your hands to release its flavor and add to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, turn off the heat and stir in the lime juice. Allow the tea to steep in the pan for 10 minutes then strain into a pitcher and refrigerate to chill.
Serve with sliced lime over ice.
This recipe yields 8 cups