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Neem Tea Recipe

Course Breakfast, Drinks
Keyword neem, neem tea,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kalyon Subbarao

Ingredients

  • Neem leaves – fresh or dried or in powder form
  • Water
  • Optional for flavoring: cinnamon orange peel, fennel seed, honey, lemon, sugar

Instructions

How to make Neem Tea ?

  1. There are many ways to make this tea depending on what we use for the infusion. Below is one of the possible way.
  2. Bring water to boil ( determine quantity as per the number of cups you plan)
  3. The ratio of leaves – fresh or dried should be ¼ cup of leaves to 1 cup of hot water
  4. Pour hot water on the leaves/powder. ( optional to add orange peel, fennel seed etc only if you like the taste/flavoring) Let it sit for 5 minutes
  5. Strain the liquid. You can also refrigerate is for future use upon cooling down.
  6. Add sugar, honey to sweeten it - to remove the bitter taste
  7. add lemon juice – again optional.
  8. Using powder:
  9. For powdered form – use one tsp to one cup of water
  10. Cover it and then refrigerate it – for a day.
  11. The powder will accumulate in the bottom – remove the water from the top – the water is now your tea.
  12. Add sugar, honey or any other sweetener to remove the bitter taste
  13. Can add lemon too.

Recipe Notes

  • The leaves of neem are naturally bitter and so does the tea taste. It is an acquired palate. Some mix of crushed dried neem leaves or powder in their green or black tea powders. In this way, the bitterness is countered and lessened