Homemade Diet Tea

Honey-Lemon Tea

  • 1/4 cup dried chrysanthemums
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Honey, to taste

Place chrysanthemums and lemon in a glass or ceramic pot. Add boiling water. Cover with a lid and let steep for 5 minutes. Stir in honey. Refrigerate until cold, about 3 1/2 hours.

Iced Mint Green Tea

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3 green tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups sake, divided
  • 4 stalks lemongrass, for garnish

Combine mint leaves, tea bags, honey and boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes; remove tea bags. Refrigerate until chilled. Divide among 4 large ice-filled glasses. Add 1/2 cup sake to each glass. Garnish with a stalk of lemongrass. Non-alcoholic variation: Omit the sake.

Herbal Diet Tea
  • Bay leaf tea 4-5 leaves
  • Aniseed 1 tbsp
  • Carom seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Nigella seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Green cardamom 5 to 6
  • Honey as required
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • Water 8 cups
Boil water in a pan.Add tea leaves, green cardamom, aniseed, carom seed and nigella seed and cook till reduced to half.Now add honey and lemon juice in it.Mix, strain in teapot and serve.
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