how to make bay leaf tea

How to Make Bay Leaf Tea ?

Bay leaf is a herb used in cooking for making different dishes. The best way to enjoy bay leaf essence is through tea. And chai lovers like it when they have herbs in tea. Bay leaf tea is getting popular throughout the world because of its unique taste, fragrance, and health benefits. It is my favorite herbal tea, as that pleasant aroma makes me grab a hot cup of tea. The soothing smell refreshes the mood and gives energy. Bay leaves fragrance is dominant and acts like aromatherapy. Many people also drink this as a healthy drink. In this article you get detail of how to make make bay leaf tea.

If you want something healthier, this hot cup of tea you should make for yourself. There are different bay leaves available in different parts of the world that make a slight difference between the essence and effects. That’s why exploring is an amazing part of chai lovers.

The question is how to make Bay leaf tea? It is as easy as we make other tea. The main things which we need are bay leaf and water, and we are good to go. In this article, we will see how to make bay leaf tea?

What Is a Bay Leaf?

Let us take a quick look at what is a bay leaf. It is also called an aromatic leaf. It is produced from a laurel tree. It’s a herb and used for flavoring our food. It has extensive health benefits. It has a pungent and bitter taste. The aroma gives a calming effect. We can use it in any form, in the form of a whole leaf or a dried leaf or powder form.   

Why Should We Try Dried Bay Leaf Tea?

Being a natural product there are numerous benefits of bay leaf tea. And as it is very simple to make people are easily accessible for it. As we have learned how to make bay leaf tea let’s see its benefits after consumption.

Health Benefits of Bay Leaf Tea

Health Benefits of Bay Leaf Tea

  1. If you include bay leaf tea in your diet. you will start seeing positive effects on your body.        
  2. Vitamin A is present, which will improve your eyesight, skin, etc.  
  3. Vitamin C is present, which will improve functions, skin, blood, etc.
  4. Minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are present.
  5. Improves digestion.
  6. Good for our heart. It helps in reducing cholesterol levels.
  7. Good for diabetic patients, it controls blood sugar levels.
  8. Its best use is as a stress buster.
  9. It works as anti-inflammatory medicine. Reduces the pain in joints and muscles.
  10. It has anti-microbial properties. helps to fight against diseases and bacterias.

Side effects of Bay Leaf Tea

There are very few side effects, and we should be always aware of them. Prevention is better than cure. It also sometimes depends on your medical conditions and medication. so make sure that you don’t have any medication and if you have medication consult the doctor

  1. If you are a diabetic person ask your doctor first before having this tea or even bay leaf tea.
  2. During pregnancy  consult your  doctor at first place,

How to make Bay Leaf Tea?

You may be asking the very relevant question now regarding bay leaf tea – How to Make tea?

There is a very simple way to make bay leaf tea. You just need your main ingredients which are available in all the houses. and you can make a relaxing and comforting drink at home easily. let’s get started.

Ingredients  

  • 1 to 2 cups of water
  • 4 to 5 fresh bay leaves 

Directions 

  1. Take water in a vessel and start heating.
  2. Take fresh bay leaves and cut them into small pieces. 
  3. Once the water starts boiling, put the pieces of leaves into it.
  4. Keep it overnight 
  5. Water gets beautiful color, taste, and fragrance.
  6. Strain it in a cup and serve it with mint leaves(optional)

Your exotic drink is ready. You can enjoy your me-time doing favorite things which a cup of tea. It might become your favorite beverage after tasting it.

How to make dried bay leaf tea?

You can experiment with this recipe according to your taste. We can also call this ‘masala chai’.you can add your favorite spices along with the bay leaf.

Ingredients 

  • 1 to 2 cups of water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon of tea
  • 1 to 2 dry bay leaves
  • 1 to 2 spoons of sugar
  • grated ginger 
  • 1 cup of milk 

Directions 

  1. Take water in a vessel and start heating.
  2. Once the water starts, boiling add tea
  3. Add bay leaves into it
  4. Now grated the ginger and add to the boiling tea
  5. Add sugar according to your taste
  6. Keep boiling for a couple of minutes at last add milk 
  7. Strain the tea into a cup and serve yourself

 You can add cinnamon into it to make cinnamon bay leaf tea. Or else you can also add drops of lemon to give a slightly different shade to your tea. If possible you can put other spices too, that will be amazing to drink in the evening. you have learned how to make dried bay tea, make for yourself, and enjoy your day. after drinking this tea I have always felt stress-free and revitalized. And I want you to feel the same that’s why shared this recipe 

Final Words

Bay leaf is available at everyone’s house to place and it would be a great habit having bay leaf tea for our health. If you want to start drinking you can have it once or twice a week in the beginning. Later on, you can consume it on regular basis. Relax and enjoy this cup of tea. 

 

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