Winter Rescue Tea with Kombu

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Makes 2 large cups
Time 5 mins prep, 3 hours brewing
Easy

This tea is a great winter warmer, simply zinging with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals to boost your energy and immune system. Our SeaEO Fiona swears by it.

Play around with the flavours to suit your taste; try adding citrus or a teaspoon of honey if you think it needs it.

The tea can also be enjoyed hot. Go on, look after yourself!

Ingredients

  • 1-4 tsp of Kombu flakes or powder
  • 1 litre of cold water
  • 1-4 tsp of loose leaf green tea, or 1-2 teabags

Optional extras: 2 slices fresh ginger or galagal root; 1 tsp cinnamon; 1-2 lemon or lime slices; pinch of cloves, cardamom seeds or aniseed.

Method

  1. Prepare the tea in advance: add green tea, Kombu and flavours of your choice to a 1.5 litre jug of cold water.
  2. Let it steep until a good colour has developed. This will take a few hours.
  3. If you want a hot brew, top up half a mug of cold tea with boiling water. 
  4. Be prepared to experiment! Start with a more dilute version until you're used to the flavour, then make the drink more concentrated for greater health benefits.

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