3-4tulsi or sweet basil leavesoptional- you can use parsley, rosemary or thyme too
2-3Chamomile leaves/ dried chamomile or few cilantro sprigs will do as well
2tspfreshly grated ginger
Some Dried Orange peels or 2 tsp fresh orange zest
1-2tspFreshly squeezed lemon juice.
1tspjeera/ cumin seeds or powder.
I have used 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
or you can use orange juiceoptional
Place water in a pot for boiling .
Once it starts to simmer add the ginger until it comes to a rolling boil.
Switch off the flame after the boil.
Take it off the gas.
Add all ingredients except honey and lemon to the boiled water .
Let it steep/ soak in for at least 30 minutes until the flavors are infused .
Warm it a bit if desired .
Or put some ice cubes if you like it cold .
Just before sipping taste test and add in the honey and lemon.
Enjoy !!Its total bliss.
Herbal teas are prepared various ways .. with different combinations - very versatile and benefiting You can use any desired combinations of fresh herbs, dried herbs, water, fresh fruit juices, roots and spices. Do share your favorite combination here so that we can give it a try.