Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Green Dragon Herbal Tea

Technique: Herbcraft

A spicy blend that captures the essence of chinese green tea and mixes it with flavours of chai.

50g green tea
8g cardamom seeds
10g cinnamon sticks
5g dried ginger slices
5g cloves
2.5g whole black pepper

For those interested in herbal mythology and lore, all the ingredients have a fiery energy, which is where the name comes from.

To make, place the cinnamon sticks, ginger slices and pepper into a mortar and pestle and break down into small pieces. You don't want a powder, but you do want to break it down to a more manageable size. Combine with the green tea, cardamom and cloves and store in an airtight container. Use at a rate of one teaspoon per cup.  With traditional herbal teas you would not add milk, however as this has a green tea base, you can freely add milk and sugar to taste.

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