If you’ve never heard of CCF Tea, allow us to introduce you! The name, CCF, is an acronym that stands for its ingredients—cumin, coriander, and fennel. You may be most familiar with these seeds because of their role in spicing up your meals. They play an integral part in many spice blends and curry mixes to make your food more delicious and easier to digest. But this simple tea allows you to enjoy the digestive benefits of cumin, coriander, and fennel without getting food involved.
The tea is a beautifully golden color with a mild nutty flavor that simultaneously grounds and nourishes the body. When you sip on a fresh brewed cup of CCF Tea, agni is stimulated just enough to gently stoke the digestive fire without getting overheated. CCF Tea is a staple in many Ayurvedic cleansing facilities because of its ability to encourage the body to break down ama in the GI tract and encourage a subtle detoxification. But this traditional, beloved recipe is not just for cleansing. Ayurveda says that a strong digestive fire and healthy agni are the key to great health. By supporting healthy digestion and elimination of toxins, CCF Tea is actually involved in the nourishment and maintained well-being of all the bodily systems—from clarity of mind and absorption of food nutrients, to healthy urination and weight management. So, whether you’re actively cleansing, or just trying to support agni and maintain your well-being, CCF Tea is a delicious Ayurvedic choice.
Feel free to add a spoonful of honey on occasion, especially for balancing vata and kapha. If pitta is your main focus, try adding a squeeze of fresh lime to cool things down. And, although typically enjoyed warm, CCF Tea can be a nice summertime tonic when it is left to cool to room temperature before drinking.
- 2 teaspoons CCF Tea
- 2 cups water
- lime (optional)
- honey (optional)
In a small pot, combine 2 teaspoons of CCF Tea with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let the tea simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, strain, and serve! If you want to make a larger batch, just use the ratio of 1 teaspoon CCF Tea for every 1 cup of water. For a stronger brew, boil the tea for 10 minutes.