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Jamaican Herbal Tea Recipes - How To Use
Herbal Tea Recipes With Medicinal Qualities
In the hot days of summer it is easy to reach for a soda to help you cool off. However sodas do not really quench your thirst and there are some other healthier more refreshing alternatives. One of the most refreshing ways to cool off on a hot summer day is drinking a tall glass of iced tea and what better than making it Jamaican herbal tea?
People From the Orient have long known the benefits of drinking Jamaican herbal tea. In fact so important is this drink in these countries that there is special tea drinking rituals associated with this beverage. Japan is especially famous for this. Jamaican herbal tea is made from the leaves of any Jamaican herb tea, the Jamaican bush tea, the Jamaican cirsi tree. The best Jamaican herbal tea is grown in Westmoreland and is packaged by several manufacturers in the country to make . Now St. Elizabeth is trying to cultivate it so that Jamaican herbal tea can be available in other months and supply the increasing need for this beverage. Recent research is revealing that this tea is particularly beneficial for your health. It is higher in antitoxins than the traditional black tea drunk in the West. Jamaican herbal tea has also been found to have vitamin C and fluoride.
Jamaican herbal tea has more of these properties than the traditional black teas because of the way it is processed It goes through little or no processing (fermenting or oxidizing) this brings out the antioxidants and vitamins but will reduce the stimulant quality (caffeine) of this tea. The best way to make Jamaican herbal tea hot or cold is to make it with loose leaves. These are easily available in many grocery stores and most health food stores. When making iced tea it is good to steep the tea for about 20-30 minutes. You can just pour the hot water on it and let it cool slowly. Fast cooling will not allow the full taste to come out; so slow cooling at room temperature is best.
You can also make some good Jamaican tea pops. Just fill an ice cube tray with Jamaican herbal tea (cooled) and put toothpicks in each square and enjoy when fully frozen. You can also make regular cubes of Jamaican herbal tea to add to beverages. If you want to spice up your tea you can add Jamaican citrus peel as it steeps. Anise and chicory are also added for a change in taste. Jamaican citrus peels are especially refreshing with iced Jamaican herbal tea. You can also add ginger as a real thirst quencher for those hot days. However you chose to drink your Jamaican herbal tea it is a nice refreshing change from soda and good for your health.
Jamaican herbal tea will not only quench your thirst but rejuvenate you too. Jamaican foods and Jamaican beverages are becoming increasingly popular as they add more benefits to our health. It is recommended to drink at least 3 cups or more per day to enjoy the health giving properties of Jamaican herbal tea.
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