Brewing Sweet Fennel + Mint
Fennel, or saunf, as it's referred to in India, is served at most restaurants at the end of the meal. It’s a wonderful natural digestive. Our grandparents grew up munching on this stuff before antacids became a thing. Grown on organic farms, focused on regenerative agricultural practices and soil health, Alaya's fennel seeds are harvested from the feathery fennel flowers.
We’ve elevated that experience by blending it with our mint, another great digestive, for Sweet Fennel + Mint, a caffeine-free blend that can be had at the end of a meal, or simply throughout the day.
Since the fennel seeds can take a bit longer to impart their flavor, brew this one a bit longer, either in a teapot or over the stove. We also recommend bringing the water to a boil first, and then adding in the blend with the flame reduced.
If you steep this overnight in room temperature water, you’ll be left with a delicate tea that can be sipped on throughout the day. Fennel is considered a cooling spice and helps our bodies cool down as well. So enjoy it in the summer months, with a few cubes of ice.
SWEET FENNEL + MINT BREW GUIDE
QUANTITY: 1 heaped teaspoon
CUPS: 3 cups
BREW TIME: 5 minutes
CAFFEINE QUOTIENT: None
1) Heat 3 cups of filtered water to approximately 175 degrees Farenheit (below boiling temperature)
2) Add 1 teaspoon of Sweet Fennel and Mint blend (approximately 2.5 grams) into teapot. Pour hot water into teapot.
3) Steep for 5 minutes (longer if you like your herbal tea extra strong), then remove strainer if teapot has one, or use hand held strainer to pour tea into your cup.
4) For iced version: place in fridge for 2-3 hours to chill tea.
Purchase Sweet Fennel + Mint blend here.