|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
A hot cup of bay leaf tea is comforting—almost like aromatherapy. The fragrant leaves release their essence and give you a spiced tea that will have you going back for a second cup.
Older folks in the Caribbean believe that bay leaf tea can lower your blood pressure, aid with digestive problems, and even get rid of headaches. Folk medicine is still alive in the Caribbean. Whether or not these claims are true, one thing is certain–you'll love this tea.
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"Soothing, aromatic, and comforting are just a few words that describe this Caribbean-style tea that can be enjoyed anytime with practically no effort." —Diana Andrews
- 3 large fresh West Indian bay leaves
- 2 cups water
- Optional: sugar (to taste)
- Optional: splash milk
Gather the ingredients.
In a small pot, add the bay leaves and water. Cover and boil over high heat. Once the water boils, lower the heat to medium-high and continue to boil for 3 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and let the tea steep for 4 minutes.
Strain out the bay leaves.
If desired, sweeten or add milk to suit your taste.
- If you're using milk, only use a small splash, as too much milk will dilute the flavor of the tea.
- Add a cinnamon stick with the bay leaf and water during boiling process.