Warming Winter Spice Tea
Paleolithic Raw Food Recipe
A warming winter spiced tea for those cold long and dark winter days using dandelion root. Spiced with cinnamon bark, ginger, anise and cardamon.
2 parts roasted dandelion root
1/2 part cinnamon bark
1/2 part dried ginger root
1/2 part decorticated (hulled) cardamom seeds
1/2 part star anise
Raw honey to taste
Slowly heat 4 cups of spring water in a pot.
Put the ingredients into a mortar and with a pestle crush the herbs slightly. Or put them in a blender and turn it on briefly, just enough to release some of the aromas.
Steep as you would any tea.
About Cinnamon Bark
Cinnamon bark is a very mild herb that is well tolerated by a broad variety of people. It is a pungent, sweet and hot tonic that increases general vitality, warms and energizes the body as a whole, counteracts congestion, stops diarrhea, improves digestion and relieves abdominal spasms. It increases circulation to the joints and kills bacteria and viruses. It has been shown to regulate blood sugar and insulin. Cinnamon relieves minor pain and reduces monthly cramps.
Raw honey is the healthiest choice amongst the various forms of honey as it has the most nutritional value.