Cilantro tea is a delightful herbal infusion known for its refreshing and bright flavor. Made from fresh cilantro leaves and stems, it has a unique flavor and taste. Whether served hot or chilled, this caffeine-free beverage is a versatile option suitable for various occasions throughout the year.
Cilantro ginger tea is often enjoyed for its refreshing taste that can be enjoyed hot or cold. In the summer, it can help to cool you down, and in the winter, it can help to warm you up. I particularly like to sip it warm on chilly days.
Why you will love this recipe?
- Cilantro ginger tea has a bright and citrusy flavor, which can be very refreshing, especially when served as an iced tea during hot summer days.
- The recipe is simple and easy to make. It requires minimal ingredients and preparation time.
Cilantro: Use fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems.
Ginger: Peeled and sliced ginger root is used to make the tea.
Honey: I like to sweeten this drink with honey. However, other sweeteners like agave syrup, maple syrup, jaggery, etc. can be used.
Variations of cilantro tea
Iced tea: To make iced cilantro tea, let the tea cool down to room temperature after steeping, then refrigerate it until chilled. Serve over ice cubes with a slice of lemon (or lemon juice) for a refreshing summer drink.
Lime or lemon: Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice or lemon juice during steeping to infuse it with a tangy and citrusy twist.
Cinnamon or cardamom: Infuse the tea with a cinnamon stick or a crushed pod of green cardamom during steeping to add a warm and aromatic element to the herbal infusion.
Step 1: Take water in a saucepan and bring it to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat and add cilantro and ginger.
Step 2: Mix well and cover. Let the water steep for 5-7 minutes.
Step 3: Strain the tea using a tea strainer into a teapot or cups and add in the honey.
Step 4: Stir it well and serve warm.
Use fresh cilantro leaves and stems for the best flavor. Ensure they are clean and free from any dirt or impurities before steeping.
For a balanced flavor, steep the cilantro in hot water for about 5-7 minutes. Steeping for too long may result in a bitter taste.
If you find the cilantro tea too strong, you can add a natural sweetener like honey or agave syrup.
This cilantro tea is a good option if you are considering decaf drinks, and so is this chia seeds decaf water.
Coriander is the dried seed or fruit which is used as a spice and cilantro is the fresh leaves of the coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum plants) that are used as a herb. Coriander powder or ground coriander is a common spice used in several cuisines.
While it is possible to use dried cilantro to make tea, the flavor may be less compared to using fresh cilantro. Dried cilantro may lose some of its aromatic and citrusy qualities, resulting in a weaker and less flavorful tea. For the best results, use fresh cilantro leaves and stems to for brewing.
This tea is best consumed fresh, but if you have leftovers, store them in the refrigerator for one day.
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- Take water in a saucepan and bring it to a rolling boil.
- Turn off the heat and add cilantro and ginger. Mix well and cover.
- Let the water steep for 5-7 minutes.
- Strain the tea into tea cups and stir in the honey. Serve warm.