This wonderfully spicy and warm tea is sure to tempt on cool fall evenings and it smells as good as it tastes!
For this recipe, it can be made in large or small quantities, therefore it's listed as "parts." A "part" could be any measure you select - teaspoon, tablespoon, or 1/4 cup, etc.
Store any extra in an airtight container, like a mason jar.
3 parts cinnamon
2 parts ginger
1 part cardamom
1 part chicory
1 part cloves
1 part pink peppercorns
1 part star anise
Combine all spices in a clean glass container, or jar. To brew a single cup of tea, place 2-3 teaspoons into a tea ball or mesh filter and steep in 212 degree (boiling) water for 5-7 minutes, depending on taste. Enjoy!
For years, fire cider has been regarded as a folk treatment with numerous health benefits.
It's used to prevent colds, flu, and other illnesses in the winter.
Herbal vinegars have been brewed by indigenous healers for millennia.
Humans have been manufacturing vinegar for at least 10,000 years, and they use it in food and drinks, as well as for food preservation and a variety of medicinal and antibacterial applications.
4 cups of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup peeled and diced onion
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/3 cup grated horseradish
1/3 cup diced ginger root
1/4 cup peeled and diced turmeric (or 2 tablespoons dried, powdered turmeric)
1/4 cup raw honey, or more to taste
Half a dozen cloves of minced garlic
1 or 2 habanero chiles, split in half (or use cayenne pepper)
One large lemon, sliced rind and all
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)
2 tablespoons chopped thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
A cinnamon stick
A few allspice berries
A few whole cloves
Note: The degree of “fire” in the blend depends on how many hot peppers you add.
As a precaution, I use only organically grown roots, herbs, and fruits to keep chemicals, waxes, or dyes from migrating into the cider.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As the seasons change, the herbs we grow, harvest, and sell will also change. Some products, like seeds or natural skin care, are available all year. Our natural skin care is made in small batches, and new items are added often.