Aromatic + Curative CCF Tea


I drink a lot of tea. I love tea and I love trying new teas even more. Whether hot or cold, it doesn’t matter, I enjoy both; but I do have a little more of a soft spot for hot tea. Are there any other tea-lovers out there?

I often drink tea throughout the day every day, and there are times when I will even forgo a cup of coffee and replace it with a cup of hot tea instead, (caffeinated of course), to help get myself going in the morning. A cup of black tea or Earl Grey will usually do the trick in this instance.

Otherwise, I prefer decaffeinated or reduced-caffeinated based teas such as green tea, rooibos, tumeric, mint or some other herbally blended tea.

The first Ayurvedic recipe that I tried when I began my journey with ayurveda was a tea recipe known as CCF Tea. The CCF stands for the spices and herbs we know as cumin, coriander and fennel.

If you’ve ever had tumeric tea, the taste of this tea is somewhat reminiscent of that tea. It’s aromatic, slightly “spicy”, and to some it might be a bit pungent or bitter, but please don’t let that description sway you from trying this tea or from getting acquainted with its healing benefits. It is a very delicious and refreshing beverage.

CCF tea helps me tame my food cravings in-between meals, but it is also beneficial in that it nourishes tissues in the body, helps to keep your digestion system running smoothly, reduces inflammation, increases mental alertness, aids the lymphatic system, eases muscle spasms, may help burn fat, helps alleviate menstrual cramps, helps with the flow of breast milk, helps remove waste from the body and aids congestion.

I am including a recipe in today’s post for CCF tea. This recipe is more of a homemade version and calls for the addition of the 3 individual spices (plus 1 additional one), some of which you may already have in your pantry.

However, you should know that this tea blend can also be purchased in one single package from just about anywhere that you would normally buy your tea for anywhere between $5 – $12.

I happen to use both methods, depending on whether or not I purchased the prepackaged blend beforehand, and thankfully I was able to find a really nice brand that is both inexpensive and organic.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Happy tea time!



Thank you for reading.

Until the next post…

Take care.

2 thoughts on “Aromatic + Curative CCF Tea

  1. I only drink tea. Coffee I gave up years ago. I am an orange Pekoe fan and been known to have a cup before bed. I have tried designer boxed teas as I call them which translates into an herbal tea. Most of them I could take or leave them. I found one years ago, actually 26 years ago which was a celestial tea named Almond Sunset. I would go through a box quickly. They must have made a mint off me. They took it off the market just after a year to my chagrin. I tried fennel tea which I wasn’t a fan of. I don’t venture too much into designer teas as they can be expensive and I may not like them. Once in awhile, I will try a different tea but I go back to Orange Pekoe which is my home sage and safe tea. Be well.

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    1. Oh! Orange Pekoe! I have to agree that IS a tasty tea. I wish I would have known about that Almond Sunset tea because it sounds interesting and my taste buds are curious just thinking about what that might taste like (I love almonds!). Thanks for sharing your tea story!

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