Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nigella seeds Tea

Yes ! Nigella seeds Tea ! When I first saw this recipe in one of the websites, I was totally amazed at how innovative people could be ....I tried it immediately and believe me it was truly aromatic and refreshing. Theres nothing like holding a warm cup of tea and enjoying every sip of it in a cold weather. Above all, with its very high medicinal values , a cup of Nigella seeds tea daily will be highly beneficial for the body.


Ingredients
Boiling water - 1 cup
Nigella seeds - 1 tbsp
Honey - 1/2 tsp (optional)
A dash of Vanilla extract
Milk or cream (optional)

Preparation
1. Crush the nigella seeds using a hammer or a mortar and pestle. Please do not powder it finely. You just want them to release the essential oils.
2. Take the boiling water in a tea kettle and put the crushed seeds into it. Cover the kettle and let it rest for 8-10 minutes.
3. Filter out the seeds and discard the contents.
4. Flavor with milk, cream, honey or vanilla as desired.


Tip :
1. Please do not allow the seeds to steep in the water for a long time, it gives a bitter taste.
2. If you have a teaball, place the crushed seeds in it and the teaball in the cup. After 8 minutes, take out the teaball and serve the tea.

This recipe goes to  CWS- Nigella seeds hosted by Taste of Pearl City started by Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes,

7 comments:

  1. Very interesting indeed, never heard of it.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  2. Looks fabulous....awesome tea.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  3. I had bookmarked a similar tea for the event but never did it :-(. Looks so refreshing !!

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  4. never heard of this but is very good for health I believe.

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  5. Very interesting tea, never heard about this..

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