Spleen Tea #1

Spleen Support

Chai Tea

Use either dry turmeric (spices) or fresh sliced turmeric root.  If you only have turmeric powder you could try adding 1 to 2 teaspoons or more but I would add it when you add the tea. Since the spices are toasted before crushing and simmering add fresh turmeric at the same time as you add the fresh ginger.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon dried turmeric pieces or 3-inch piece fresh turmeric, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 12 star anise
  • 2 tablespoon cardamom pods
  • 3-inch piece fresh ginger, chopped
  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 6 tablespoons rooibos tea
  • Almond milk to serve
  • Raw honey to taste

Instructions

  • Combine turmeric (if using dry pieces), fennel, cinnamon stick, cloves, peppercorns, star anise and cardamom in a skillet over medium high-heat and toast until fragrant bout 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pulse a few times in a spice grinder or crush spices with the end of a flat rolling pin or jar.
  • Add to a medium saucepan along with ginger (add fresh turmeric now if you didn’t use dry) and water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Cover pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add rooibos tea, cover and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain and place back into the pot.
  • Add ½ cup almond milk per cup (2 cups in total), whisk while mixture starts to simmer.
  • Stir again if needed (sometimes you will see a bit of separation when almond milk heats but it should come together again after a quick whisk).
  • Add honey to taste. Pour into mug and enjoy warm.

Serves about 4

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