Winters have taken over in absolute vigor. The chill in the air does not seem to be kicking back anytime soon.
With the degrees dropping further down in the country, tea has become a staple of every house. Whether it’s green, black, or pink, tea is always high in demand to curb the cold of the winters.
And why not? Tucking in your cozy blanket, sipping on the warm tea as you scroll through social media or read a book is truly a bliss of solitude. Apart from the traditional doodhpati and kehwa, we have brought to you a few amazing tea recipes that are easy to make, incredible for your health, and sure to keep you warm on a cold winter day.
1. Honey and Lemon Tea
Lemon and honey complement each other considerably well. Honey is packed with anti-inflammatory properties. It also keeps the body warm and keeps your gut health strong. Whereas lemon is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. It is excellent for your winter health, especially in preventing colds and flu.
The combination of honey and lemon infused in warm water not only tastes good but also keeps you warm and satiated.
2. Honey and Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is your way to go if you have a cold, cough, fever, or a bad stomach. The amalgamation of ginger and honey is perfect to soothe your sore throat.
The tea is also extremely beneficial to heal stomach ailments. Gingerol, a natural component of ginger root, benefits gastrointestinal motility that helps in alleviating the symptoms of a bad stomach.
Bring 1 and a 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Add a tsp of grated ginger and simmer it for 5 mins on low heat. Strain the ginger water in a cup, and add a teaspoon of honey and the juice of one lemon to it. Stir.
3. Turmeric and Black Pepper Tea
Though a bit odd to the palate, turmeric tea has numerous health benefits. It is high in certain vitamins and minerals. Turmeric and black pepper contain anti-inflammatory properties that soothe sore throats, strengthen the immune system, and improve mental focus. Turmeric tea helps in soothing headaches and boosting mood and metabolism. Moreover, the tea is excellent for your skin.
Add a tsp of turmeric to 1 and 1/4 quarter cups of water. Next, add 1/4 tsp of black pepper and 1/2 tsp of grated ginger. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes on low heat. Strain into a cup. You can also add a dash of lemon for added flavor.
4. Honey Basil Tea
Basil is a pretty amazing herb. It increases your immunity and helps with several skin disorders. It also aids in controlling the blood sugar level. Moreover, basil contains bioactive compounds like eugenol, camphor, camphene, cineole, and camphor that may open congested air passages and enhance breathing.
First, put half a cup of basil leaves in 1 and 1/4 quarter cups of water. Next, bring the water to a boil. Let it simmer for fifteen minutes on low flame. Strain the water into a cup, add lemon juice and honey, and stir.
Final thoughts . . .
Nature withholds millions of benefits for every ailment. From sore throat to stomach disorders, weight loss, and skin diseases, the infusions of herbs, roots, and spices have proven to be helpful for ages.