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Soothing Ginger Tea

Fresh rosemary infuses lightly sweetened apples, top, with an unexpected aroma and flavor. Mint invigorates a calming tea, above, brewed from a traditional Indian blend of ginger, fennel, and cardamom.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cardamom pods, crushed
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 piece (6 inches) fresh ginger, peeled and sliced inch thick (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Toast cardamom and fennel in a saucepan over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add water and ginger. Reduce heat, and simmer until it reaches the desired strength, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Remove from heat, and stir in honey and mint leaves. Let stand for 5 minutes. Strain into mugs. Garnish with mint.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2007

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