Ayurveda & Herbs Teas

Fall recipes

Ayurveda & Herbs Teas

Traditional Ayurvedic teas are made from herbs, spices or fruits that can be easily found in our kitchen cabinets. This fall, prefer herbal teas and hot spicy drinks.

Brew a cup of tea, to warm your heart and stay cozy during this change of season.

Fennel and ginger tea
prepare the body for the Vata season. In Ayurveda, ginger helps the body adjust to the change of season.

  • 2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger minced
  • 2-4 Cardamom pods
  • 6 cups of purified water

Place all ingredients in pan and boil together 5 minutes. Fill the thermos with the tea and spices. Let the spices settle at the bottom. Drink warm tea throughout the day. Add more hot water if needed. Add honey or raw sugar if needed. Discard the spices and make a fresh batch every day.

Chai tea for a warm treat

  • 1 tsp chai masala (see the method below)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp or a bag of black or green tea
  • Small piece of grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Cup of Milk (dairy, soy or almond breeze)
  • Sweetener of your choice

Chai masala
Make spice powder from equal parts of nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, fennel seeds, dry ginger and a hint of saffron. Making in a smaller quantity helps to preserve freshness.

Add fresh ginger and the spices to the water. Boil for 5 –10 minutes. Add tea and simmer for 2 minutes and add milk. Heat until hot but not boiling. Boiling tea leaves for longer time releases tannins, which makes the tea difficult to digest.

Not after dinner if it contains milk or sugar. Ayurveda does not promote eating/drinking anything heavy after dinner including dessert as It creates Kapha. Lassi could to be taken after lunch but not after dinner. One must wait for 1 hour after dinner to have a chai with milk/sugar. However best time to take chai is between the meals with little snack like afternoon tea (high tea as British take it). Or at mid morning.

Neelam Toprani is an Ayurvedic researcher and the formulator of Sewanti herbal remedies and Padmashri massage oils. Neelam has been studying various healing modalities and eastern spiritualties from many masters.

One of the objectives her Company is to take the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and translate it into practical solutions to improve the quality of life.The company is based in Vancouver, Canada.