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HOT TAMARIND TEA RECIPE

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HOT TAMARIND TEA RECIPE – Earlier we have provided you with Earl Grey Ice Tea Recipe, Citrus Raspberry Tea Recipe, and Strawberry Blush Tea Recipe. They are tasteful right? Here, we will give you another variant of tea recipe, it is Hot Tamarind Tea Recipe. You must wonder why we use tamarind here because, yeah, you know it by yourself that tamarind tastes less sweet and more sour in which sometimes known as the Indian date. Don’t see from its sourness guys, but see from its benefits. Okay, well it’s better for us to give you a brief explanation about tamarind and tea.

Let’s start with tamarind first. Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa which produces edible, pod-like fruit which is used extensively in cuisines, traditional medicine, and metal polish around the world. It has also long been naturalized in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, and the Pacific Islands. So, it doesn’t get you shocked because you can find it easily in Indonesia. Tamarind is usually used in desserts as jam, juices, sweetened drinks, sorbets, ice creams, and other snacks. In Western cuisine, it is the key ingredient in Worcestershire sauce. It is rich in energy, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, and K), and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and Zinc. We all believe that all those nutrients are very beneficial for our health. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure while iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes. It is also rich in tartaric acid, while lemon compose citric acid. Tartaric acid gives sour taste to food besides its inherent activity as a powerful antioxidant which helps human body protect from harmful free radicals.

On the other hand, tea which was originated in Southwestern China, where it was used as a medical drink, is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis. It is the most widely consumed drink in the world after water. It is generally divided into six categories based on how it is processed such as white, yellow, green, oolong, black, and post-fermented. From those six categories, white, green, oolong, and black are the most common tea. Tea is often drunk with additional spices such as milk, sugar, lemon, etc. Well, both tea and tamarind contain antioxidant that can reduce the risk of cancer. Besides, it can give benefit for your beauty. You must be interested to try it because you will get both beauty and health from this special beverage. The most important thing is that the ingredients are easily to be found so you can make it at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 l water
  • 3 sachets tea bag
  • 50 g tamarind
  • 3 sticks lemongrass, pounded
  • 2 lemon, taken its juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Filling Ingredients

  • Sliced lemon
  • Lemongrass

Steps

  1. Cook all the ingredients at a medium heat until boiled and aromatic. Then remove from the heat and strain.
  2. Prepare a serving glass, then pour the hot tamarind tea into the serving glass gently.
  3. Add the filling into the glass.
  4. Serve the Hot Tamarind Tea while it is still hot.

Note: Make approximately 5 glasses.

 

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