Sipping on a cup of hot tea leaves us warm and snuggly. Yet, a simple tea made with spices that support your dosha (your constitution, basically, qualities that support how you live your life) can detox impurities and toxins and restore your balance.
Vata – 1 t. fennel seeds, 1 t. cumin seeds, ½ t. coriander seeds, ½ t. grated fresh ginger
Pitta – 1 t. fennel seeds, 1 t. coriander seeds, ½ t. cumin seeds, 10 fresh mint leaves
Kapha – 1 t. cumin seeds, ½ t. coriander seeds, 1 stick cinnamon, 10 fresh basil leaves
For all tea, place seeds in a 4 cup container with boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. A squeeze of lemon juice and raw organic sugar to taste are optional for all doshas. Add the lemon juice while the tea is steeping.
Strain into a tea pot or thermos for all day enjoyment.
From Eat, Taste, Heal: An Ayurvedic Guidebook and Cookbook for Modern Living