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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.
Ingredients:
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
Directions:
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.
 

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