Teas: An Indian Coriander and Ginger Infusion (Tea)

You find the most magical spice infusions in India. Although I still call them teas, technically, they are infusions or tisanes. In India, tea (chai) is only made from the leaves of the tea plant, often supplemented with spices. Have a look at our Chai recipes, and try Wintery Chai Masala, Illaichi Chai, and Ashram Chai.

This tea is a beautiful infusion of coriander seeds and root ginger, warming, and relaxing. Make it for your afternoon tea and sip it with a biscuit.

You might also like our Tea recipes here and here. All of our Chai recipes are here. You may like to browse our Indian recipes here. Or simply explore our Late Spring collection of recipes.

Also, feel free to browse other recipes from our Retro Recipes series of vegetarian recipes from our first blog which ran from 1995 – 2005.

Coriander and Ginger Tea

Coriander and Ginger Tea

0.25 tspn roasted cumin seeds
0.25 tspn roasted coriander seeds
0.25 tspn grated ginger
1 tspn honey, jaggery or other sweetener
2 – 4 cups boiling water

Combine all ingredients and allow to seep in boiling water for 8 minutes. Alternatively simmer on low heat for 8 minutes to extract maximum flavour.


This is cross posted with our sister site, A Life (Time) of Cooking; it appears here as part of the Retro Recipes series – vegetarian recipes from our first blog from 1995 – 2005.

from the Teas series





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