Ajwain Tea
Ajwain Tea
5 from 3 votes
Ajwain Tea is an aromatic and therapeutic beverage that's not just a treat for the taste buds but also packed with health benefits. Dive into its origins, variations, and what makes this tea stand out in the world of warm brews.
Ajwain Tea

Savor the comforting warmth and aromatic essence of a beloved Indian beverage with my recipe for Ajwain Tea. Originating from the rich tapestry of Indian culinary traditions, Ajwain Tea offers a delightful fusion of flavors and wellness benefits.

This tea, infused with the distinctive taste of ajwain seeds, blends seamlessly with the earthy notes of tea leaves, enhanced by a hint of ginger, turmeric, honey, and lemon juice.

Despite its exotic origins, crafting Ajwain Tea is surprisingly simple, making it an accessible treat for both novice and seasoned tea enthusiasts alike.

Expert Tip: Feel free to garnish your Ajwain Tea with fresh mint leaves or a sprinkle of ground cinnamon for an added visual and aromatic appeal.

Ingredients

Ajwain Seeds (Carom Seeds): Infuse the tea with their distinctively aromatic and slightly bitter flavor, known for their digestive properties and subtle peppery undertones.

Tea Leaves or Tea Bag: Offers the classic essence of tea, enriching the brew with its robust flavor profile and comforting warmth.

Honey: Adds natural sweetness to the tea, balancing out the spices and creating a harmonious flavor profile. Additionally, honey lends its soothing properties to the beverage.

Ground Ginger: Enhances the aroma and flavor of the tea with its warm and spicy notes, while also providing digestive benefits and a comforting warmth.

Ground Turmeric: Imparts a golden hue and earthy flavor to the tea, along with its renowned anti-inflammatory properties and subtle bitterness.

Lemon Juice: Brightens up the flavors of the tea with its tangy zest, adding a refreshing citrusy note that complements the other ingredients.

Expert Tip: For an extra boost of flavor, add a cinnamon stick or cardamom pods to the tea while brewing.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair Ajwain Tea with your favorite Indian snacks such as samosas, pakoras, or biscuits for a delightful tea-time experience.
  • Serve the tea in elegant teacups or traditional clay cups for an authentic touch.
  • Enjoy Ajwain Tea as a soothing beverage to unwind after a long day, or as a revitalizing pick-me-up in the morning.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different ratios of spices to customize the flavor profile of your Ajwain Tea.

Frequently Asked Questions

How strong should I make the tea?

Adjust the strength of the tea according to your preference by varying the steeping time. For a stronger brew, steep the tea for a longer duration.

Can I substitute fresh ginger for ground ginger?

Yes, you can use fresh ginger slices instead of ground ginger. Simply add them to the water while boiling for a fragrant infusion.

Is it necessary to strain the tea?

Straining the tea helps remove the ajwain seeds and tea leaves, ensuring a smoother texture. However, if you prefer a rustic touch, you can skip this step.

Can I customize the sweetness of the tea?

Absolutely! Adjust the amount of honey to suit your taste preferences. You can also substitute honey with other sweeteners like sugar or maple syrup.

How long can I store leftover tea?

Ajwain Tea is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Reheat gently before serving.

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Ajwain Tea

Ajwain Tea

by Nabeela Kauser
Ajwain Tea is an aromatic and therapeutic beverage that's not just a treat for the taste buds but also packed with health benefits.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 35 kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Ajwain Seeds Carrom Seeds
  • 1 tsp Tea Leaves Or 1 tea bag
  • 2 tsp Honey Adjust to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, add water and ajwain seeds. Place it on the stove over medium heat and bring it to a boil.
  • Once the water starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and let the ajwain seeds simmer for about 5 minutes. This will infuse the water with ajwain’s flavours.
  • After 5 minutes, add the tea leaves (or tea bag) to the water. Allow the tea to steep for another 2-3 minutes, depending on how strong you prefer your tea.
  • While the tea is steeping, add ground ginger and ground turmeric to the saucepan. These spices will add a warm and aromatic flavour to the tea.
  • After steeping, remove the saucepan from the heat. Strain the tea into your cups to remove the ajwain seeds and tea leaves.
  • Stir in honey to sweeten the tea. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.
  • Finally, add a splash of lemon juice to brighten up the flavours of the tea.
  • Serve your homemade Ajwain Tea warm and enjoy its soothing and aromatic flavours!

Notes

Ajwain seeds have a distinct flavour, often described as a mix of thyme and cumin.
They are commonly used in Indian cuisine and are believed to have various health benefits.
You can adjust the amount of honey and lemon juice based on your taste preference.
This tea is great for digestion and can be enjoyed as a soothing drink after a meal.
Make sure to use a fine strainer to remove the ajwain seeds and tea leaves for a smooth cup of tea.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 0.5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 15mgFibre: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 0.1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Ajwain, Carom Seeds, Drinks, Herbal, Herbal Tea, Hot Drinks, Recipe, Steamed
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