Anise, Clove, Ginger, Cardamom & Rose Hips Tea


On the white plate, from left to right: anise star, clove, cardamom, and rose hip

I overheard a random comment from someone recently about the tea they were drinking — anise and clove.  Hmm!  I wondered what that would taste like.

Tonight I went to my local Natural Grocers in Medford and I just love their bulk aisle.  I found not only anise and clove prepackaged in bulk, but also cardamom and rose hip.  I had to look up rose hip to find out what that was good for.  Googling around, I found some recipes for Indian tea involving cardamom and milk.  That sounds good too!IMG_4313

I just kind of threw “whatever” in my little stone mortar and pestle, some anise, a clove, a few grains of cardamom and a little bit of rose hips, ground them all up, had the hot water ready, and a ginger root teaIMG_4312teabag, poured the water over it and let it steep for a few minutes, added a teaspoon of honey, and mmmm!  Perfect!


About Susan Bame

Writer, Mediator, Facilitator, Teacher, fascinated with indigenous forms of conflict resolution. I love watching people become empowered. I have a master's degree in conflict resolution and a personal interest in organic food, detoxing and healing the body, alternative holistic approaches to health, self-empowerment and win-win solutions through mediation, Structured Water™, and energetic healing. I lived on the Omaha Reservation in northeast Nebraska for ten years, worked with Native families in the area, and have a great interest in Native history, culture, practices, traditions, stories, and current affairs. View all posts by Susan Bame

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