Curry Leaf is a herb, native to India and is used for flavoring. They are tender and have a great aroma. I have been reading a lot about curry leaf paste, tea, oil and its benefits for skin, hair and overall health.
The tea was interesting and was very happy to find something healthy to replace green tea(I canont have green tea without sweetener)and it tasted really good. Since then, I drink it lukewarm every morning, on empty stomach with a tsp of lemon juice 🙂
It is easy, quick and you can make in batches 🙂 The best way to replace sugar/honey is fennel seeds. These seeds help in eliminating the natural bitter taste of the leaf .
So, to make the herbal tea –
Handful of fresh curry leaves (chopped/whole)
2 tsp of fennel seeds (whole/powder)
Lemon juice – before you drink
Brewing the tea :
Boil a small amount of water
Add curry leaves and fennel seeds/powder and cover it.
Boil on medium heat for 10 more minutes.
Turn off the heat and let it sit at least 6 hours (preferably overnight @ room temperature).
Strain and when ready to drink, warm it and add lemon juice.
Brew large quantity :
Strain and Store in a glass container. If cooled immediately it can stay up to 5 days.