African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

What is in your commercial store bought tea bags?


What is in your commercial store bought tea bags?

Make Real Tea With Natural Tea Ingredients

Need a hot tea recipes? Get a delicious pot of tea on the table with The African Gourmet best tea recipes, brewing tips and tea snack ideas.


What's in your store bought commercial tea bags?


What's in your store bought commercial tea bags?

What is in tea bags? Go to your kitchen, grab one of your favorite teas and take the tea bag apart. Usually, commercial tea bags are not made of whole herbs, fruits or flowers; they are blended for everyone’s taste buds, standard. Now take a look at your tea bag, tea bags are commonly made of paper or food grade plastic. Make your own fresh tea; your teacup needs high quality fresh tea. Here are three fresh tea recipes below to make for your mind, body and soul.


Make Fresh Tamarind Ginger Tea

Tamarind Ginger Tea recipe ingredients

Tamarind fruit is very popular in many regions of Africa and the Caribbean. The pulp is sour and is regularly used to create delicious tamarind tea.


African bush tea used for herbal treatments.

African Bush Tea Recipe recipe ingredients

The continent of Africa has a wealth of indigenous herbs and plants such as African bush tea used for herbal treatments.



Tea time

Papaya Seed Tea Recipe recipe ingredients

The black seeds in the center of papayas are edible and have a peppery taste making a unique African Wedza Papaya Seed Tea recipe.


Recipes from The African Gourmet


Learn more about the ingredients in your favorite teas

White honey is a distinctive white colored honey produced by bees in Ethiopia’s Mountains of Tigray.

Sierra Leone Fresh Ginger Cake Recipe to snack on with your natural cup of tea.

Micro-gardening is nothing new to African woman, it has always been a way of life growing a traditional home garden of leafy vegetables, tubers, and herbs grown in simple containers or small pots.

Get Good Hot Spice Tea

Hot Spice Tea

Ingredients
2 cups water
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey

Directions
Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan; add turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain tea into a large glass; add honey and lemon wedge.


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