Bay Leaf Tea
Coffee & Tea
Bay leaf tea is fast becoming a popular tea throughout the world; you may ask, why is that inedible leaf from all my favorite dishes being used for tea? Look no further, because the answers are here.
The answer is pretty simple: bay leaf tea has not only a unique taste but numerous amazing health benefits, as well. One of my favorite things is to smell the fresh aroma of the bay leaf; it is a lovely sensation that never fails to stir something in me. It only makes sense that such a pleasant aroma carries with it so many health advantages. To start understanding why, it is necessary to first look at the key ingredient in bay leaf tea, which is of course the humble bay leaf.
How to Prepare the Bay Leaf Tea
One of the most potent ways of enjoying the bay leaf is making tea out of it. The health benefits you get from doing this are pretty amazing. Preparing this tea is just like preparing any other tea. As long as you have the bay leaf and water (which are the main properties of the bay leaf tea) then you are good to go.
First, carefully add the bay leaf to a pot and pour water into it. Allow boiling for at least three minutes over high heat.
Remove the pot from the tea and allow the tea to steep for a little while (like 4 minutes), strain and drink. You can choose to add sugar and milk, but beware that too much can alter the flavor of the tea.
There’s also cinnamon and bay leaf tea which is just another way of enjoying this amazing tea. To prepare, just add a cinnamon stick to the bay leaf and boil together. For those looking forward to shedding that extra kilo, cinnamon in bay leaf tea is a wonderful way to lose weight.