Indian Essentials: Tea for Rainy Weather or a Runny Nose | Ayurvedic Infusion | Pitta Tea


In India, where so much of our tea comes from, Tea is Tea – real, proper, genuine tea. Anything else is something else. Here, “tea” means something, anything, that is infused in hot water.

This tea will help to dry your nose and also balance yourself during rainy weather. It is a beautiful tea, please enjoy.

There are a couple of other teas you might like to try:



Pitta Tea, A Household Essential

Mix the following ingredients in the following ratios. Use Tablespoons to make a mixture that will last you for several days, or use Teaspoons if you want to make a couple of pots only.

2 parts fennel seeds, 2 parts coriander seeds, 1 part cardamom pods, 1 part dried mint

Mix these together.

Take about 1/2 Tblspn or more of the mixture PLUS 2 -3 slices fresh ginger for each cup of tea, pour over boiling water and leave to seep for 10 mins. (You can make it in a saucepan and keep it on a low simmer for 10 mins to extract more flavour.)

Sip and enjoy.

recipe notes
You can also use fresh mint. Make the mixture without the dried mint, and pop several stalks of fresh mint into the teapot when you are making the tea.

You can browse all of our tea recipes here and here.

This post is cross posted with our sister site, A Life Time of Cooking, It first appeared here as part of the Indian Essentials series.