Spicy Tea

Spicy Tea | The Real Food Lifestyle
Spicy Tea | The Real Food Lifestyle

Spicy Tea

We’re all looking for something to drink. Unfortunately, we usually turn to drinks that are unhealthy.

What if you could enjoy a drink that packed a huge punch & was healthy at the same time?

For a real treat & an easy way to maintain your water intake, try this recipe for spicy tea – with a bite. This tea is as unprocessed as it gets. That means that it is as healthy as it is delicious!

Spicy Tea Ingredients:

  • 1 inch piece Ginger root, sliced
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks, whole
  • 5 Cloves, whole
  • 1 Star Anise, whole
  • Boiled water
Spicy Tea
Four ingredients. Simple!

Wintertime Instructions:

  • Throw the four spices into a casserole dish.
  • Add boiled water to the pot until full.
  • Allow to simmer on minimum or on your stove’s “warming centre” for 3 – 8 hours.
  • Should last a week simmering on the stove.
  • Ladle into a cup & cut with water until the strength of the tea is right for you.
  • If desired, add a slice of citrus fruit (lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit).
  • If you are feeling under the weather, add some crushed garlic to bring up your immune system.
Spicy Tea
All ready to ladle into your cup.

Summertime Instructions:

  • Throw the four spices into a casserole dish.
  • Add boiled water to the pot until full.
  • Allow to simmer on minimum or on your stove’s “warming centre” for 3 – 8 hours.
  • Let it cool off. Using a funnel, ladle the tea into jars & keep in the fridge to make iced tea (should last a month in the fridge).
  • Cut with water or soda water until strength of tea is right for you.
  • If desired, add a slice of citrus fruit (lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit).
Spicy Tea | The Real Food Lifestyle
It’s easy to keep bottles of spicy ice tea in the fridge. It’s ready to be poured!

For A Yummy Treat:

  • Add a 1/2 ounce of spirits to your mug of hot tea or,
  • Add 3 ounces of white wine to your glass of iced tea.
  • If you have a sweet tooth, add a tiny bit of 100% pure maple syrup.
Spicy Tea | The Real Food Lifestyle
A summer evening with a glass of spicy iced tea!

What’s better on a summer’s eve than a sitting on your balcony with a good book & a glass of spicy iced tea? Yum! Enjoy!

– LEONG Orthopaedic Health

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