How to prepare a perfect cup of lemon tea? Lemon tea recipes you always wanted to know.

How to prepare a perfect cup of lemon tea? Lemon tea recipes you always wanted to know.

When I get up from my cozy bed, I just look for my lemon tea.
After the day when I get tired, I just drink my lemon tea.
When everything goes haywire and nothing seems on my way,
Lemon tea really works, that’s what I must say.
When it’s chilling outside and my nose doesn’t stop flowing,
All that helps is my lemon tea which always keeps me going.
A little sour, a little sweet, a beautiful sunshine color I see,
To bring me out from the gloomy day, all I need is my lemon tea.

 

Looks like ‘lemon tea’ is the solution for all the problems of someone’s life. Well, if not all, it can be a perfect solution for some of the very important health issues of your life too.

The main ingredient of lemon tea is Lemon which is well known for its health benefits and effective medicinal properties. It is widely used all over the world in various cuisines and beverages. Being one of the richest sources of vitamin C, lemon is quite beneficial in preventing scurvy, a disease caused due to deficiency of vitamin C. Lemon is a very powerful source of antioxidants which are very important for human body. It is used for adding a distinct sour flavor in our food. It is used as a flavor in drinks, desserts, salads, sauces, etc. And, lemon is a fruit!

One of the most popular usages of lemon is in the form of Lemon Tea. Here, let's discuss this godly drink and know how can we prepare a cup of lemon tea for our savory.

Cup of lemon tea

Lemon tea is simply a tasty fusion of lemon juice with the tea. The purest form of lemon tea is prepared by adding lemon juice to the green or black tea.

It is said that the unique method of drinking tea with lemon flourished originally in Russia during the 16th century. After that, lemon tea got famous worldwide and became one of the favorite drink for various health purposes including weight loss and immunity boosting. Today, lemon tea is being served in many different ways with a fusion of traditional spices and other healthy ingredients.

Lemon tea is known for its tremendous health benefits:

  • An excellent detoxifier for the body
  • An amazing immunity booster
  • Energizes the body and mind, lowers stress, headaches, lethargy, fatigue, and weight.
  • Reduces lipids and inflammation and prevents the formation of blood clots in arteries.
  • Treats and heals infections and diseases
  • Aids in digestion and helps to dissolve kidney stones
  • A natural antioxidant that prevents scurvy
  • Reduces Edema and eliminates the toxic effects of anesthesia
  • Improves Insulin Activity for the conversion of glucose or sugar to energy
  • Facilitates Iron Absorption in the body
  • Astringent properties help combat acne and various skin disorders
  • Anti-Cancer Properties help reduce the chances of skin cancer
  • Increases the amount of catechin extracted by our body from green tea.
  • Helps promote urine production and thus removing toxins from the body.
  • Helps in curing gingivitis or inflamed gums 

I am sure, now you would be curious to prepare a perfect cup of lemon tea for yourself!

We are here, bringing to you some amazing lemon tea recipes you always wanted to know.

Lemon tea can be made as hot or cold depending on your choice and weather. On a hot day, you would like to have a chilled glass of icy lemon tea and on a cold winter day, nothing feels better than a steaming cup of hot lemon tea. Both ways, it offers its incredible health benefits.

The simplest yet the purest version of lemon tea is very easy to make and it gives you the most authentic taste of the lemon tea. Here is the recipe for the perfect cup of regular lemon tea.

REGULAR LEMON TEA

Regular Lemon Tea

A cup of regular lemon tea provides so many health benefits that it should be added to your daily routine to have at least 2 cups of lemon tea in a day. Let’s see how to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon tea (powdered or tea bags/ green or black tea)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  • Boil the water in a pan. Add tea and allow it to simmer for about one minute.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and then add the lemon juice.
  • Mix well and then strain the tea into a bowl.
  • Serve hot

Simple, isn’t it?

Well, who doesn’t like a twist in the life? Then why to spare our favorite lemon tea. Here we are providing the recipes of the few versions of lemon tea enriched with different items from your kitchen. They are not only delicious in taste but also provide various health benefits. Here we go.

HONEY LEMON TEA

Honey Lemon Tea

Found that regular lemon tea a bit too straight on your taste buds? Nothing to worry. Just check this recipe for honey lemon tea. The exotic sweetness of honey in this tangy lemon tea will take away all the gloom and will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Honey helps in boosting the immunity of your body and assists in weight loss

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon tea (powdered or tea bags/ green or black tea)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • Honey to taste

Direction:

  • Boil a cup of water and put off the flame as soon as it gets boiled.
  • Add a ½ teaspoon or ¾ teaspoons of tea leaves, depending upon whether you want a strong or a lighter version of tea.
  • Leave it to brew for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now add a half tablespoon of lemon juice to the tea liquor (as per your taste)
  • Add honey to taste.
  • Mix well and your lemon tea is ready.

GINGER HONEY LEMON TEA

Ginger Honey Lemon Tea

When you are having a sore throat, nothing beats this fantastic ginger honey lemon tea. It’s an easy to make tea which soothes your throat and provides immediate relief. Because of various benefits of ginger, you can add this tea to your daily routine. Ginger is well known to help in digestion, increase energy level and boost up the metabolism. Such fat burning benefits makes it quite helpful for weight loss.

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon tea leaves

Directions:

  • Heat the water in a pan.
  • Before the water bubbles, add the chopped ginger.
  • As it boils, proceed to add lemon juice and honey (if needed).
  • Strain it into a cup.
  • Serve Hot.

PASSION FRUIT LEMON TEA

Passion Fruit Lemon Tea

Passion fruit is known to help a lot while providing high fiber content. When mixed with lemon tea, its health benefits are multiplied and it’s one of the best beverages for weight loss.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh lemon juice (a half lemon)
  • The flesh of a fresh passion fruit
  • Fresh ginger (grated)
  • Honey
  • Crushed ice

Directions:

  • Put all the above contents in a cup.
  • Add hot (not boiling) water and stir
  • Strain and serve
  • Cool it and serve with crushed ice if you want it cold.

HOT LEMON TEA WITH MINT

Hot Lemon Tea with Mint

A nice cup of lemon tea with a touch of fresh mint, sounds very refreshing right?  Mint, not only helps in curing bad breaths, but it helps in boosting digestion also. 

Ingredients:

  • Water - 1 cup.
  • Mint leaves - 2 springs (chopped)
  • Lime juice - 1 tablespoon.
  • Tea powder - 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Lime slice - 2 slices.
  • Honey (for taste)

Directions:

  • Boil water in a tea container and add tea powder and chopped mint leaves
  • Strain the tea into a cup and add lemon juice and honey (if needed)
  • Add round lemon slices for garnishing. Your tea is ready.

TURMERIC AND LEMON TEA

TURMERIC AND LEMON TEA

Turmeric is world famous for its antiseptic and healing properties. Let’s see how we can use it for making a very healthy version of lemon tea (which actually doesn’t contain tea).

Ingredients:

  • 3 and 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Peel (without pith) of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of cayenne

Direction:

  • Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Remove from heat; steep, covered, until the liquid cools to room temperature.
  • Strain and reheat to serve.
  • The brews can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

BASIL LEMON TEA

BASIL LEMON TEA

Basil, the queen of herbs, is widely used in India in making tea because of its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It enhances the taste of lemon tea significantly because of its distinct aroma and taste.

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon tea leaves

Directions:

  • Heat the water in a pan.
  • Just before the water starts bubbling, add the chopped basil leaves.
  • On boiling, add lemon juice and honey (if needed) to it.
  • Strain it into a cup.
  • Serve Hot.

MASALA LEMON TEA

MASALA LEMON TEA

In eastern India, people drink lemon masala tea. Masala lemon tea contains hot tea with roasted cumin seed powder, lemon juice, black salt, and sugar or honey, which gives it a uniquely intense and intriguing taste. Have a look at this simple recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3 and 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of Black salt for taste
  • Sugar or honey

Direction:

  • Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a pan.
  • Strain and serve hot

CHRYSANTHEMUMS LEMON TEA

CHRYSANTHEMUMS LEMON TEA

Chrysanthemum is flowering plants. Yellow or white chrysanthemum flowers of the species C-Morifolium are boiled to make a tea in some parts of Asia. The resulting beverage is known simply as chrysanthemum tea. It is used in the condition of redness and itchiness of the eyes, chest congestion, respiratory conditions, sore throats, and even headaches.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup dried chrysanthemums flowers
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Honey, to taste

Direction:

  • Place lemon and chrysanthemums flowers in a pan.
  • Add boiling water to it and cover with a lid to let steep for 5 minutes.
  • Add honey and then stir.
  • Strain and refrigerate until cold.
  • Serve cold.

Useful Tip: You can buy dried chrysanthemums at medicine stores and alternatively you can use readymade chrysanthemums tea.

CINNAMON CLOVE LEMON TEA

CINNAMON CLOVE LEMON TEA

Cinnamon and clove, both are famous spices which are a rich source of antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory properties. Their distinct taste and aroma make it a perfect combination of lemon tea.

 Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon clove
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tea bag (black tea)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Direction:

  • Pour water, cinnamon, and cloves into a pan and boil it.
  • Add a tea bag and let steep at a lower heat until desired strength is reached.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoons lemon juice and sugar.
  • Remove from pan and heat and pour into cups. Cool and serve with ice for an ice tea.

BLUEBERRY LEMON ICED TEA

BLUEBERRY LEMON ICED TEA

This is a very refreshing and energetic drink full of blueberry and lemon flavor to beat the heat of summers.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Blueberries or any locally available berries
  • 3 Tea bags
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar or honey to taste
  • Lemon juice of 2 lemons
  • Ice cubes
  • Sliced lemon and mint to garnish

Direction:

  • Add sugar, lemon juice and blueberries in a pan. Cook the berries on low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the blueberries are mushy.
  • Add the water to the above mixture and bring it to boil. Once the water comes to a boil, add the tea bags and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat
  • Strain the entire mixture through a fine-mesh Using the back of a spoon squeeze out the juices from the berries and the tea. Once all the juices have been extracted, pour the mixture into a pitcher and refrigerate the tea for about an hour or more.
  • Pour into the glass and add ice cubes. Garnish with mint leaves and sliced lemon.

CINNAMON - STAR ANISE LEMON TEA

CINNAMON-STAR ANISE LEMON TEA

Apart from the benefits of cinnamon, the star anise in this tea is rich in antioxidants and provides antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons green tea
  • Cinnamon stick broken into pieces
  • 8 whole star anise broken into pieces
  • 4 cups water

Direction:

  • Boil the water and add cinnamon stick and star anise to it.
  • Turn off the heat and add green tea to it. Let it infuse for 2 minutes.
  • Strain and serve hot.

I am sure by now, you have already chosen your favorite lemon tea recipe and are in a hurry to prepare it. However, before consuming your lemon tea, there are few points which you should keep in mind:

  • Lemon tea should better be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Those having high blood pressure should refrain from regular consumption of lemon tea.
  • Lemon tea should not be consumed in the case of diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Lemon tea is generally not suitable for kids.

    Start your mornings with a refreshing taste and aroma, along with some awesome health benefits, in a cup of Lemon tea.

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