August 18, 2022

How to Make Fennel Tea - A Warm Cup of Health and Delight

Here’s the thing, everybody needs a hero. Who doesn’t? And guess what, because everybody gets a hero, even your digestive tract gets one. Fennel tea is an almost magical tea with quite a number of health benefits, not least of which is its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant elements. More reasons to learn how to make […]

Jason Pittock

August 18, 2022

Here’s the thing, everybody needs a hero. Who doesn’t? And guess what, because everybody gets a hero, even your digestive tract gets one. Fennel tea is an almost magical tea with quite a number of health benefits, not least of which is its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant elements. More reasons to learn how to make fennel tea.

Those days when your digestive system is just beaten down and completely struggling, a cup of fennel tea can help with constipation and bloating by relaxing the intestinal muscles. Can’t sleep? Fennel tea is also known to help with insomnia, milk production and, of course, all the other benefits you can gain from consuming tea.

Before we dive into how to make fennel tea, here are a few important things to note:

Fennel Tea Tasting Notes

Most parts of the fennel plant are edible, nothing goes to waste. When making the tea you can use the seeds, powder, leaves, and the fronds/bulb. The tea has a sweet licorice taste also likened to the anise flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste that can be reduced by adding sugar, stevia, lemon juice or crushed garlic.

How to Make Fennel Tea: Photo by Joanna Kosinska via Unsplash
Photo courtesy of Lisa Hobbs via Unsplash

Below are a few recipes detailing how to make fennel tea:

Fennel seeds tea recipe.

Ingredients:-

  • Fennel seeds: 2-3 teaspoons.
  • Sugar – 3 teaspoons or
  • Honey – 3 tablespoons (optional).
  • Water – 3 cups.

Directions.

  • Crush the fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle. You can also place the seeds on a plate and gently crush using the back of a tablespoon. (The process of crushing the seeds, releases the oil).
  • Put the crushed seeds in a pot.
  • Boil the water in a different pot.
  • Once the water has boiled, pour over the seeds, cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
  • After the time-lapse, sieve, then pour into a cup. You can add sugar or honey at this point.

Fennel seeds and lemon tea recipe.

How to Make Fennel Tea: Photo Courtesy of healthiersteps.com via Pinterest
How to Make Fennel Tea - Photo Courtesy : healthiersteps.com via Pinterest

Ingredients:-

  • Fennel seeds: 2-3 teaspoons.
  • Lemon juice – 2 lemons.
  • Sugar – 3 teaspoons or
  • Honey – 3 tablespoons (optional).
  • Water – 3 cups.

Directions.

  • Crush the fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle. You can also place the seeds on a plate and gently crush them using the back of a tablespoon. The process of crushing the seeds releases the oil.
  • Put the crushed seeds in a pot.
  • Boil the water in a different pot.
  • Once the water has boiled, pour over the seeds, cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes.
  • You can add in the lemon juice at this point. (If weight reduction is the end goal, addition of lemon juice goes a long way in aiding the process as well as reducing the alkalinity in the tea).
  • Sieve, pour in a cup, and add honey or sweetener of choice. Enjoy!

Fennel fronds and ginger tea recipe.

Ingredients:-

  • Fennel fronds – ½ cup.
  • Ginger root – ½ inch
  • Honey – 3 tablespoons (optional).
  • Water – 3- 4 cups.

Directions.

  • Clean and cut up the fronds and put the pieces in a pot.
  • Peel the ginger, then grind it.
  • Add the water into the pot that has the fronds, cover and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • During the last 3-5 minutes add in the ground ginger. This will ensure the taste of the ginger doesn’t become too overpowering.
  • Once the mixture has boiled, remove from heat, cover and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • After the time-lapse, sieve, then pour into a cup. You can add honey at this point.

Final Thoughts on How to Make Fennel Tea

Now that you know how to make fennel tea, you can go ahead and make it your after-meals drink to help with your digestion. And since you can have fennel tea at any time of the day, you can also use it to create that relaxed afternoon feeling.

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