The feathery, aromatic leaves of the coriander plant are known as cilantro. A popular addition to Latin American, Caribbean and Thai dishes, cilantro provides a cool, refreshing balance to spicy flavors. But did you know cilantro can also be used to make a fragrant and healthful tea?
Although Coriander and Cilantro come from the same plant, their tastes and uses are very different. Cilantro leaves add a refreshing kick to chicken, seafood, rice and citrusy flavors; they also contain substantial amounts of vitamins A, C and K.
Research in recent years suggests that cilantro may also be useful as a detox agent. Evidence that the leaves can filter heavy metal toxins in water and in some laboratory mice has led to cilantro’s use in a variety of detox tea recipes, but more research needs to be done to understand it’s effectiveness humans.
Would you like to try a Cilantro Tea recipe? Fresh cilantro is sold any time of year, or you can even grow your own on a sunny windowsill. To brew the tea, simply fill an infuser or filter with chopped leaves and steep for 10 minutes.
Common sense precaution: Cilantro may interfere with prescription anticoagulants.
The idea of tea arriving at my door step through a subscription service has always been exciting. Recently I had something almost more exciting come to my door….a chocolate subscription box! Similar to a tea subscription, this box arrived with a selection of chocolate bars from makers all over the world to discover. I was gifted a Kekao Boxand it blew me away! My box consisted of 5 premium specialty crafted dark chocolate bars and I immediately had to steep some teas and get pairing. Chocolate and tea pairings allow you to experience more flavours from both. For best results, using both high quality tea and high quality chocolate is recommended. Luckily, that was all I found in the Kekao monthly chocolate box.
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