Herbal Blends

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Jumping right into this post, this post will cover tea blends and some of their excellent benefits. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sage Tea:

  • 4 cups of water 
  • 1/2 ounce fresh sage leaves (40-45)
  • 11/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice 

Boil water and steep for 20-30 minutes. Strain and serve the best hot or cold.

Sage benefits include being rich in antioxidants, promote healthy skin, may improve brain health and mood.

Mint Tea:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 15 peppermint or spearmint leaves fresh if using dried 2-3 tbsp 
  • Other options: lemon zest, lemon juice, or sweetener 

Boil water and steep for 10-15 minutes. Best served hot.

Peppermint benefits include helping with headaches, energy levels, and an upset stomach.

Lemon and Elderflower:

  • 1 tbsp of elderflowers
  • 1-2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of honey or to taste
  • 2 cups of water

Boil for 15-20 minutes, let sit for 5 minutes, and strain. Sweeten to taste

Elderflower and lemon both have incredible healing benefits, including boosting the immune system and fighting flu and cold.

Ginger Tea:

  • 1/2-1 inch fresh ginger 
  • a tsp of honey or agave
  • a dash of peppercorns
  • 2 cups of water

Boil for 10-15 minutes, let sit for 5 minutes, and strain. Sweeten to taste.

Of course, it’s not our famous ginger tea, but this recipe will help with your digestive system and mood.

Mint & Lavender:

  • 1 tsp of mint
  • 1/4 tsp of lavender flowers 
  • 1 tsp of sweetener or to taste 
  • 1 1/2 cups of water 

Boil for 10-15 minutes, let sit for 5 minutes, and strain. Sweeten to taste. If boiled too long, lavender may become bitter, so be careful ad more honey if so.

Mint benefits range from help with nausea to help with menstrual pain mixed with lavender, which helps claim the body and mind. Combined, they are a match made in heaven. 

Chamomile & Lemon Balm

  • 1 tbsp of chamomile 
  • 1 tbsp dried and crushed lemon balm leaves 
  • 2 to 3 cups of water 

Boil for 10-15 minutes, let sit for 5 minutes, and strain. Sweeten to taste

Both of these herbs are a match made in heaven. They both have relaxing properties and make a perfect sleepy time tea.

Other great blends are:

  • Herbal Chai Tea (Rooibos tea, ginger powder, crushed cinnamon bark, crushed cardamom, cloves)
  • Cinnamon and apple(1 tbsp of dried apple pieces, 1/2 tsp crushed cinnamon bark)
  • Elderberry Tea( 1 tbsp elderberry tea, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2tsp cloves)
  • Citrus Mint(1 tbsp lemon mint, 1 tbsp orange mint, 1 tbsp peppermint)
  • Fruity Tea (2 tsp raspberry leaf, 1 tsp hibiscus, 1 tsp orange peel, 1 tsp lemon peel, 1/2 tsp sweetener)
  • Bedtime Tea(1 tbsp chamomile tea, 1 tbsp catnip, 1 tsp spearmint)

Teas for an Energy boost:

Green Tea, ginseng tea, ginger tea, eucalyptus tea, hawthorn tea

Teas that Help you Sleep:

Chamomile, valerian root, lavender, lemon balm, passionflower, magnolia bark

Teas for Sore throat:

Slippery elm, turmeric tea, peppermint tea, green tea, chamomile tea

Teas for Weight Loss:

Green Tea, Matcha, White Tea, Black Tea, lemon tea, ashwagandha tea, oolong tea

Teas for Inflammation:

Ginger tea, turmeric tea, rose petal tea, black tea, rooibos tea, rosemary tea

Teas for Anxiety:

Chamomile tea, passionflower tea, lemon balm tea, peppermint tea, lavender Tea, Rose tea, valerian root

Teas to Reduce Bloating:

Lemon balm tea, wormwood tea, fennel tea, chamomile tea, angelica root, ginger tea, gentian tea

Teas for when you are Sick:

Peppermint, chamomile, echinacea, ginger, elderberry, green tea, nettle tea

Please always do your research before you start mixing herbs and such. As always, please let me know if you have questions.

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