Easy Jaggery Tea Recipe: How to Make a Healthy & Delicious Jaggery Tea for a Healthier Teatime by Elisa Schmitz

2 years ago

Easy Jaggery Tea Recipe: How to Make a Healthy & Delicious Jaggery Tea for a Healthier Teatime

What is jaggery and why would you want it in your tea? If you've never heard of jaggery, you're not alone. While it sounds like it could be a dance move inspired by Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, jaggery is actually a coarse, dark unrefined sugar product made from the sap of East Indian palm trees. This natural sweetener is being recognized as a healthier replacement for sugar. According to Sundara Spa, jaggery activates digestive enzymes and pulls toxins from the body.

Photo: Jaggery cane sugar

According to Healthline, jaggery is mostly made in Asia, Africa and India. Jaggery is even called a superfood because it is not spun during processing, thereby retaining its nutritional properties. It contains micronutrients such as iron, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins, and is purported to provide slow-releasing energy and a variety of other health benefits. 

You can harness the benefits of jaggery by making a simple, beneficial tea. I adapted this recipe from one I discovered at Sundara. This recipe makes 2 cups.

Cuisine: Asian, African
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a small pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, add jaggery and tea leaves. 
  2. Add lemon juice, to taste, and a pinch of salt. Mix well and remove from heat. Serve in two cups with lemon slices as garnish.

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Jaggery $8 & Up
Salt $1 & Up
Cardamom $7 & Up
Tea Cups $6 & Up
Tea Pots $10 & Up

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Donna John
I have never heard of jaggery. Is it as sweet as sugar? Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa Schmitz
It is so good, Donna John . It's rich, kind of like honey, but tastes more like brown sugar. I hope you try it (if you do, let me know what you think)! I'm all about healthier options these days, so I get excited about discoveries like this! :-)
This sounds tasty and good for you, great combo.

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