Adrenal-Healing Chai Tea (Caffeine-Free)

This delicious and warming tea is perfect for the winter months. It has adaptogenic herbs, that help the body adapt to stress, and nourish the adrenal glands. This caffeine-free herbal blend is a great, nourishing alternative to black tea.

prep time:5 min
cook time:30 min
ready in:45 min
Rising Moon Foods
I'm a nutrition and herb consultant in Portand, OR and I'm crazy about primal eating, playing outside, yoga, laughing, fermentation and feeding all the awesome people in my life!
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  • 8 star anise pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, 2-3" each
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 Tbs whole cloves
  • 1 Tbs black peppercorns
  • 1-2" fresh ginger, to taste for spice level
  • 2 Tbs rhodiola root
  • 2 Tbs licorice root, dried
  • 2 Tbs ashwagandha root
  • 2 Tbs eleuthero root
  • 1 1/2 qts filtered water
  • Honey and cream to taste
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • Place all herbs together in a 2 quart stainless steel pot. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer 15-45 minutes, simmering longer for a stronger, more flavorful tea.
  • Strain tea into mugs and add honey and cream to taste.