Recipe: Fennel Tea

Fennel tea is high in antioxidants and helps aid digestion. Plus it also tastes delicious. Make up a big batch so that you can make a brew in no time at all. Don’t forget to check with your practitioner before taking any herbal remedies if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Fennel tea is not suitable whilst you are pregnant.

Prep: 4 minutes 

Brew: 5-7 minutes

Serves: 14


  • 2 tsp cardamom pods 
  • 4 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp anise


To make the batch of tea, place the cardamom in a pestle and mortar and give it a good bash. Feel free to remove some of the husks, however don’t worry too much as they also have some flavour! Add the remaining ingredients, and gently bash, releasing the essential oils. Stir to blend, before storing in an airtight jar. To make a cup of tea, put a teaspoon of the blend in a pot and cover with enough water for 1 cup. Leave to brew for 5-7 minutes before straining. Drink hot or leave to cool.

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