Autumn Tea

Posted in Recipes, Teas

At the onset of Autumn, when the weather changes and the temperature varies from day to day, I like to drink this tea in the morning and sometimes at night. (Hence the name, Autumn Tea!)

It helps fight off common respiratory ailments associated with the changes in the weather like a cold, sore throat, cough and even flu.

When taken as a preventive everyday, I’d recommend a milder version of the tea and only in the cold seasons. When taking full strength, only take it for a few days at a time or till the cold or cough is gone, especially in the warmer seasons.

Autumn Tea

1 1/2 cup filtered water
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger, fresh
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder or 1/2 inch stick
1/4 tsp black pepper corns, whole
6-8 cloves
1/4 tsp mineral salt
1/2 tsp lime juice


In a pot, add all the ingredients except for the salt and lime juice. Bring this to a boil till the color of the tea changes from yellow to reddish orange, about 5-7 minutes. Strain into a cup and add salt and lime juice and sip while its hot,  as hot as you can tolerate.

Cooking and preparation time: 10 mins

Makes 1 cup