All Warm teas without milk are generally very soothing. But did you know Peppercorn & Lemon Tea wins in this race?
Recently in my Instagram story, I asked people to reply with their most favorite monsoon ingredient. And I decided to use that Ingredient to develop a tea recipe. Some of them replied lemon, ginger, lemongrass, cardamom, etc. But one of my friends replied “Peppercorn” to pull my leg. But wait, instead, I thought of using this as the hero ingredient.
Peppercorn, also known as Kali Mirchi in Hindi, is a slightly spicy ingredient. This is popularly used as a seasoning, in sauces, or in preparing dishes. Peppercorns also come in many varieties. But the most commonly found is the Black Dried Peppercorn.
Lemon is also one of the most used ingredients in every household. I love adding lemon to mostly every tea that I make. It adds a very fresh flavor and also helps to pop the color of the tea.
Peppercorn and Lemon together made a really wonderful pair. Some health benefits of this tea that I found with my experience are:
- Helps relieve a sore throat
- Helps in digestion
- Helps in weight loss
- Prevents cough & cold
- Naturally detoxifies body
Recipe for Peppercorn & Lemon Tea
I made this tea using all the fresh ingredients available at home. I recommend to use dried black peppercorns which have a strong aroma. If you don’t get a strong spice sniff while you smell peppercorns, use some extra peppercorns or avoid making this tea. Stale peppercorns can spoil the overall experience of this tea.
- 5-7 peppercorns
- 1 lemon slice
- 2 cups Hot Water
- 1 tsp honey if required
Checkout the video for complete method. Or scroll down to read the written recipe.
- Bring 2 cups of water to boil. In a teapot, pour the boiling hot water.
- Add Peppercorns, cover it, and allow it to steep for about 2-3 minutes.
- In a teacup, add a lemon slice, and strain & pour the steeped tea to this.
- Enjoy it warm. You can also add 1/2 tsp honey in each cup if required.
To summarize, this is one of the best teas to cure a sore throat. Also it is perfect to relish during cold evenings!