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The sound of the water boiling, the feel and smell of spices. The sense of making magic. There is nothing more satisfying to me. As a kid I used to love making mud pies and fairy cakes in the garden and I guess the act of making teas and decoctions reminds me of that magic.

Anyone who knows me and has mentioned their digestion is probably sick of me talking about this herbal tea recipe. I drink it daily and especially when im trying to cleanse my digestive system a little (after one to many donuts the week before ha!) So here it is in all its glory.

Ayurvedic CCF tea

You will need:

2 cups of water

1 tsp each of coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds.

Place the water and the spices in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn it down and let it simmer for a few minutes. turn off the flame let it steep for another minute, strain and pour. Top of with a squeeze of fresh lime and some ginger if you fancy. This tea is a digestive and isn’t sweet, you can add some sweetener of choice, although for its benefits its better to have without.

You can pour this in a flask and sip between meals.