Crushed Fennel Seed Tea With
Caraway and Lemon

Brewing a cup of fennel seed tea is an excellent way of enjoying this often underused, yet extremely healthy spice. This recipe also makes use of the feathery leaves; this is optional and the crushed seeds alone make a great drink.

This recipe uses caraway seed, again a healthy, underused spice. If you don't have caraway available, just double the amount of fennel.

Homemade Fennel Tea Recipe

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)

2 cups of water
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp caraway seeds
2 tsp grated lemon rind/zest
1 tbsp chopped fennel leaves (optional)

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


Lightly grind in your coffee milll or crush the seeds in your pestle and mortar. Add to a saucepan with the water. Heat to boiling, turn down the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes.

Add the orange, and, if using, the chopped leaves and let steep for another few minutes. Pour through a strainer and enjoy.

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Health Benefits of Fennel Tea

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There are a few health and well-being benefits to drinking this infusion...

...Like most drinks made with spices and herbs, it contains a range of beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

It's long been used to ease bloating and constipation.

Apparently a teaspoon of the cooled down tea is a cure for colic in infants.

Cooled down, it also can be applied to an inflamed eye. And due to its strong aniseed flavour, this is an excellent spiced tea for combating bad breath.

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