This time of the year is always special. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on 2018 and get excited about the year ahead. It’s a time to be grateful for family and friends near and far. It’s also a time to stop and appreciate yourself. Taking care of yourself, your mental well-being, and your physical well-being is one of the most important things you can do. So take a moment and appreciate what you’ve done for your health and happiness in 2018. Use this time during the holidays to slow down and simply enjoy the joy of the festive period.
With that in mind, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by enjoying a spiced tea infused with fruits, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise! There’s no reason to even buy a tea bag, you can actually make your own and create all sorts of unique flavors. For instance, you can use citrus zest, any sliced winter fruits, and add in herbs like mint and a sweetener in the form of honey or dates.
The combinations are endless and we’re sure you’ll enjoy slowing down for a moment once you have a delicious cup of tea.
Persimmon Spiced Tea (makes approximately 1 liter of tea)
1 – 2 hours depending how strong you like the tea!
- 2 liters of water
- 1 table spoon finely chopped fresh ginger
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 2 sliced persimmons from the Fruitful Day Box
- 12 cloves
- 2 star anise
- 1 tea spoon peppercorns
- 2 crushed cardamom pods
- Add all ingredients to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer.
- You can simmer the tea for almost 2 hours which really concentrates the flavour and makes it very spicy. You should taste it after 30 minutes and again every 15 minutes. Then stop the simmering process when you are happy with the flavour. The longer it simmers for, the more the flavour is concentrated.