Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Lemon Spice Tea - Hot & Chilled Versions



Lemon tea is such a refreshing drink and am sure everyone would have tried and tasted the plain version. The spiced version is healthier and even more refreshing with best flavors and pleasing aroma. Instead of getting the packed ones try this home-made spice tea and relish good health. Tea is better than coffee in terms of the caffeine content, coffee contains more caffeine. Each spice has a very benefiting feature, like cinnamon helps to get reduce cholesterol and controls sugar by increasing the production of insulin, it is the natural preservative and has anti-microbial properties, also can help get rid of migraines and head-aches. Dry ginger has too many health properties which cannot be listed briefly,but the best known fat is it can help cure digestive problems like bloating and indigestion, also reduces cholesterol level.  So adding these spices in tea or coffee makes it way more healthier. Similarly other spices has its own health benefits, just Google it and you will get more details. Now lets move on to the refreshing lemon spice tea recipe.

INGREDIENT

(Serves one glass)
  1. Lemon slices - 2 
  2. Tea powder - 3/4 spoon (or 1/2 spoon for a milder decoction) 
  3. Sugar / Honey - As per taste
  4. Cinnamon - 1/2 inch small stick 
  5. Cardamom pods - 2 
  6. Cloves - 1 
  7. Dry ginger (chukku) - 1/2 inch small piece 
  8. Water - 250 ml 

PREPARATION METHOD

  • Crush the spices using a pestle and mortar and set aside. 
  • Heat a sauce pan pour water into it then add the crushed spices and boil well for about 2 minutes. 
  • Then add the tea powder and boil on low flame for 30 seconds and remove from flame. 
  • Strain the tea using a strainer, add  lemon slices and serve.
  • Serve hot or chilled.  
  • If you are going to serve it chilled add more honey and a spoon of lemon juice to the tea. Then fill the glass with ice-cubes first and then pour in the tea and serve immediately.

TIP 1: Crush the spices that I have mentioned here and add them to your tea powder or  tea leaves and use them for making any kind of tea. The flavor will be great and will help boost your immune system.

TIP 2: Never boil tea too much. Just a minute of boiling will do. 

TIP 3: For the iced tea version, prepare the glass just before you serve because the ice-cubes will melt and make the tea diluted. 


Refreshing and healthy lemon spice tea is now ready!! 

For gorgeous ice tea glasses Click here!! 

Linking this refreshing tea to Jagruti's and Shama's Know your natural sweetness - Honey Event



78 comments:

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    1. Yeah dear its too refreshing thanks :)

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  2. Different Flavored & chilled tea...

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  3. wow looks so cool... loved the first pic my fav photographer... i love ice tea

    Priya
    Visit Cook like Priya

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    1. Thank you so much Sis :) Am not a big fan of the hot one but love the iced one :)

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    1. Yes dear..the best refreshing and healthy one!!

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  5. so refreshing dear...we can definetly exchange our drinks...coool presentation dear

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    1. Thanks Shama for the honey chocolate drink :)

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  6. Wow...I love this refreshing tea very much. Beautiful presentation.

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  7. refreshing n lovely drink...nice clicks too!

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  8. Very refreshing

    Event: Dish name starts with O

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  9. Wow.. Amazing pictures... Can't take my eyes off them!!! Espescially the third picture - tooooo good.

    Sowmya

    Ongoing Event - Coconut

    Ongoing Event - Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids - Combo Meals

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  10. Shd definitely try this one.. bookmarking... lovely clicks ma..

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    1. Thank you so much poorni :) Do try and let me know your feedback!!

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  11. wow looks so tempting divy... I tasted the lemon tea @ my college in health conference..... it was good taste.... but afterward I forgot about it.... now u make me so tempts..... 'll do sure....n photography is awesome divy.... no one can beat u...enakum konjam class edunga divy.... varalama......

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  12. wow looks so tempting divy... I tasted the lemon tea @ my college in health conference..... it was good taste.... but afterward I forgot about it.... now u make me so tempts..... 'll do sure....n photography is awesome divy.... no one can beat u...enakum konjam class edunga divy.... varalama......

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    1. Thank you so much viji :) That was another great compliment!! Am just an amateur photographer dear trying to achieve more. Do visit me I'll definitely teach you what I know.. Simultaneously I can learn dindugal recipes from you too :P

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  13. wow looks refreshing!!and cooling.

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  14. Today I was thinking to have lemon iced tea, and you made it dear. Absolutely amazing! As usual wonderful picturization. Perfectly made lemon flavored ice tea. Lovely...

    Today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/09/spicy-egg-toast.html

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    1. Thanks Sanoli..See great minds think alike!! Glad you liked it dear :)

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  15. Such a beautiful post with mind blowing pictures dear...

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  16. oh my am hardly a tea person and my tea is one small cup in mornin and a cutting chai in afternoon

    rarely i have another cup of tea.. never had lemon tea before though it has been very beneficial

    i love the pics here and the bckground

    EGGLESS CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

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    1. Thank you so much Meenu :) Try this Meenu its so beneficial than the normal tea!!

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  17. very refreshing stills and superb snaps dear... good job...

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  18. Refreshing Drink Dear... Looks so colourful and tempting....

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  19. Divya , plz link it up here : http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/know-your-natural-sweetness-honey.html

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  20. Wow refreshing.............nice clicks.
    (manjusfoodbites.blogspot.com)

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  21. Nice recipe Divya..would love it chilled in summer..I add all these ingredients except lemon to my usual tea masala..specially in winters.

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    1. Thanks Shobha ji :) Try adding lemons it gives a delightful twist!!

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  22. beautiful presentation as always divya :) like this chilled version..

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  23. Wow! What a presentation! Like to have know:)...

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  24. Cant take my eyes from ur both versions,eventhough i'll go for chilled one.

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    1. I love the chilled one too..Thanks priya :)

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  25. aaha loved both the flavours and the pics are tempting

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  26. divya, apart from expert cook,you are really a proffessional photographer as well..how sweet the pic is!drooling over the pic itself then what to say abt the thing inside it:))))

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    1. Thank you so much Leela that was a lovely compliment..Thanks for your kind words :)

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  27. Love all the refreshments u're making! Always makes me so thirsty!

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  28. Can't wait to try this one, simply cool..

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    1. Thanks Hema..after trying do share your feedback :)

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  29. Loved the way you presented it Divya!

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  30. wow.. what a colorful tea..i fell in love with the color Divya and nice clicks...

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  31. Estoy encantada con ambas versiones una delicia ,espectacular presentación,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  32. wow looks sooooooooooooooooo refreshing

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