This “daily drink” – sipped throughout the day – detoxing the body and organs, while revving up the metabolism. This tea has become a small ritual I put into practice 6 months ago, that I have come to love, not only for its flavor, but for it energizing and cleansing qualities. It’s a blend of green tea, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fresh ginger and lemon juice. I’ve been adding fresh turmeric root, as well. If you are going caffeine-free, you can use an herbal tea (like chamomile, mint or ginger) instead of green tea, and sometimes I will use yerba matte, white tea or black tea instead of green tea, and other whole spices, just to mix it up a bit.
1 Quart boiling water
1-2 Tablespoons thinly sliced ginger
1 Tablespoon thinly sliced fresh turmeric ( or ½ -1 tsp ground)
1-2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1-2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1-2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1-2 bags (or Tablespoon) green tea, mint tea, ginger tea
squeeze of lemon
Place all ingredients in a french press, let stand 5 minutes before plunging. Refill press one more time with boiling water. Try to drink a total of two quarts in a day.
Alternatively, simmer all ingredients together for 5 minutes in a pot. Strain, before drinking.