Lightly Crush the Seeds For a Super
Healthy Cup of Fennel Tea

There are a few ways of making fennel tea, you can use the feathery leaves, chopped fresh root or the potent ground powder. I tend to use the whole seeds more than the fresh leaves or root, as I always have them available.

I do recommend using whole seeds and coarsely grinding them yourself using a coffee grinder rather than buying pre-ground powder.

Easy Recipe For Fennel Tea

Ingredients: (makes 2 cups)

2 cups water
1 tbsp fennel seeds
2 green teabags (optional)
2 tbsp lemon juice
Honey or agave nectar (optional)


  • In a coffee grinder or your pestle and mortar, lightly crush or grind the whole fennel
  • Add them to a saucepan with the water
  • Bring to the *boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice, and if using, add the green tea and sweetener and let steep (sit) for 5 minutes
  • Remove the bags and pour through a strainer

*I don't boil the ground seeds for long as this can destroy their essential oils and therefore some of the fennel health benefits.

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Here is a slideshow of how I made this healthy drink...

Health Benefits of Fennel Tea

Whether you're using the root, leaves or seeds, there are many reasons to brew up a fresh cuppa...

Picture of fennel tea being strained

Like other herbs and spices, there are a whole host of fennel benefits essential to your well-being, and even if you're not ill a daily dose of spice tea is a good way of getting extra vitamins and minerals.

Drinking this fennel seed tea can also give relief from stomach issues like constipation, indigestion and gas.

Plus the strong aniseed flavour is excellent for freshening the mouth and combating bad breath.

I make another version of this drink, one that also uses caraway, orange rind and the feathery leaves, click here for my recipe.

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