December 26, 2020

Immune Elixir and Tea Recipes

Immune Elixir and Tea Recipes

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  • SERVES: 2



    • Chilli, cinnamon and cacao nib tea
      • 60 g(2 oz/⅔ cup) cacao nibs
      • 1cinnamon stick
      • 1 tbsp honey
      • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

      Turmeric chai

      • 3green cardamom pods, bruised
      • 2 slices fresh ginger
      • 1cinnamon stick
      • ½ tsp fennel seeds
      • 1 slice fresh turmeric
      • ½ tsp black peppercorns
      • 1 tsp black tea leaves
      • 250 ml(9 fl oz/1 cup) milk
      • ½ tsp honey (optional)

      Chilli Elixir

      • 1 tbsp chamomile tea leaves
      • 1cinnamon stick
      • 1 tsp fennel seeds
      • 2 sprigs lavender
      • 1 sage leaf
      • zest of ½ lemon, in wide strips
      • 1 tsp honey


  • For the chilli, cinnamon and cacao nib tea, combine the cacao nibs, cinnamon, honey, cayenne pepper and 500ml (17 fl oz/2 cups) water in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Strain and serve warm.

    For the turmeric chai, combine the cardamom pods, ginger, cinnamon, fennel seeds, turmeric and black pepper in a dry saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat for 2 minutes or until fragrant and toasted. Add 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) water and slowly bring to a simmer. Add tea leaves, milk and honey, and simmer for 30 seconds. Strain and enjoy.

    For the chilli elixir, combine all the ingredients with 500 ml (17 fl oz/ 2 cups) water in a small saucepan. Bring just to a gentle simmer, then strain. Drink hot or cold.




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