5 Chef-Approved Herbal Tea Recipes You Can Brew To Beat The Lockdown Blues

Swap your regular tea with these chef-approved herbal teas to destress and tackle the blues

Chef-approved herbal tea recipes for you

COVID-19 has been dominating the news headlines and our lives for some time now. It has changed our daily routines. One of the most natural and popular choices is to consider herbal teas. A warm aromatic brew of herbs and spices can drive all kinds of blues away. Herbs have the power to heal your body systems. They also give you a cupful of health benefits such as keeping you warm to the core, strengthening immunity, and improving digestion. Loaded with healing qualities, there are no side effects of having herbal teas. If you are looking for ways to destress, these herbal tea recipes shared and approved by chefs will let you slid into warmth and comfort.

These Herbal Tea Recipes Are What You Need To Calm In These Unprecedented Times

Chefs suggest some recipes for you to try with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen

1. Tulsi, Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea

(Recipe by Mr. Abhinav Handa, Assistant Director, Food and Beverage, Taj City Centre Gurugram)

A herbal tea to relieve stress and strengthen the immunity

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Tulsi, Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea

Ingredients:

Fresh Tulsi (holy basil) leaves – 5 Nos.

Fresh ginger grated: 1 teaspoon

Jaggery: 1 tablespoon

Lemon juice: 2 teaspoons

Water: 300 ml

Method:

1. Wash the Tulsi and ginger.

2.Grate the ginger.

3.Put the water for boiling, add tulsi and ginger.

4.Boil for 3-4 minutes.

5.Add jaggery and lemon juice, mix well and turn off the heat

6.Strain and serve hot

2. Lemongrass, Rosemary & Tulsi Herbal Tea

(Recipe by Chef Natasha Gandhi, Founder, House of Millets)

An immunity-boosting tea having the refreshing scent and flavour of lemongrass, rosemary, cinnamon tea for easy destress.

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Lemongrass, Rosemary & Tulsi Herbal Tea

Ingredients:

2 cups water

1-inch ginger

4-6 tulsi leaves

1-inch lemongrass

2 sprigs of thyme

1 sprig of Rosemary

1 bay leaf

1/2 inch cinnamon stick

1/8 tsp giloy powder

1 tsp rose petals

Method:

1.Bring all of the ingredients to a boil

2. Cover and let the flavour steep for 1 min

3. Serve hot

3. Detox Herbal Tea

(Recipe by Chef Praveen Shetty, Director Of Culinary, Conrad Bengaluru)

A herbal tea for detoxifying made with tulsi, ginger, honey

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Detox Herbal Tea

Ingredients

Water – 3 Cups

Holy Basil (tulsi leaves) – 6 sprigs

Sliced ginger- 1-inch ginger

Honey -To taste

Lemon – ½ no

Method:

1. Heat water on slow flame and add tulsi sprigs and ginger.

2.Let it boil slowly and reduce for some time.

3.Strain the liquid into two cups and add honey and lemon to taste.

4. Natural Herbal Cleanser Tea

(Recipe by Chef Praveen Shetty, Director Of Culinary, Conrad Bengaluru)

A herbal tea with the fresh scent of coriander, ginger and sweet jaggery

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Natural Herbal Cleanser Tea

Ingredients

Water – 3 Cups

Pepper corns – 1 Teaspoon

Ginger- 1 inch ginger

Whole Coriander seeds – 1 Teaspoon

Jaggery – 3 Teaspoon ( as per taste)

Method:

1.Heat water on slow flame and add pepper corns, ginger and coriander seeds and Jaggery.

2.Let it boil slowly and reduce for some time.

3.Strain the liquid into two cups and enjoy your drink.

5. Herbal Peace Tea

(Recipe by the team Honey & Dough, Bakery & Cafe, Delhi)

A herbal tea having a strong overwhelming taste of lavender and chamomile

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Herbal Peace Tea

Ingredients:

(Dried Herbs)

1 tsp Lemon Balm

1 tsp Lavender

1 tsp Chamomile

Method:

1.Combine all the herbs in a large jar or glass teapot

2.Add boiling water and steep for 5-10 minutes

3.Strain and serve hot

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