Ginger and Dates Tea

This is a subtle and sweet tea that pairs well with desserts and is just as good chilled as it is warm.
By Shuchi Mittal
Ginger and Dates Tea

Ginger and Dates Tea
 
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This is a subtle and sweet tea that pairs well with desserts and is just as good chilled as it is warm.
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Recipe Type: Beverage
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups of water
  • 5 pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel powder
Instructions
  1. Bring everything to boil in a deep pot.
  2. Cook till the quantity is down to 2 cups.
  3. Strain & serve immediately with a teaspoon of milk
3 Comments
  1. Hello!

    What kind of dates did you use? I tried to make this today with black dried dates (jujubes), but I got very… interesting results. I think the “dates” added a smoky/savory/medicinal flavor to the tea. (A little honey made it more palatable though. Haha!) Could I use dried red jujubes? Or should I use real dates like medjool?

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m looking forward to making it a second time!

  2. Hi Dean, I used regular pitted dates. I have never tried jujubes, but I believe they come from a different fruit altogether and hence the interesting flavor. Using medjool or a variety of pitted dates should do the trick. Hope this helps!

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