5 Common Healthful Herbal Tea Blends

March 19, 2017

HERBAL TEA
Herbal teas are great for increasing hydration with many health boosting qualities.  The combination of herbs depends on your taste and health benefits you seek. The less expensive ways are to grow your own herbs or buy herbs in bulk.  Mixing up your own herbal tea combinations is easy. Here are 5 common combinations to get started.

Sleepy Time Blend
This mix has natural relaxing and soothing effect. It is great for night time tea or during illness.
Start with 1 teaspoon mixture of chamomile, mint, and catnip herbs.

Blend for Stomach Trouble
•    2 teaspoons mint leaf
•    1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
•    1 slice of fresh or a pinch of dried ginger

Stress Relief Blend
•    1 tablespoons ground turmeric
•    1 tablespoon saffron strands
•    2 tablespoons cardamom
•    1/3 cup dried rose petals
•    1/3 cup dried chamomile

Energy Blend
•    1⁄2 teaspoon loose green tea leaves
•    1 teaspoon rosemary
•    1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
•    honey (optional)
•    8 ounces clean water

Quick Cleansing Tea Blend
•    1 tablespoon dandelion root or 1 tea bag
•    Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
•    1 tablespoon  cranberry juice (with no sugar)

Brewing tips:
•    Use Mason jars, glass, or ceramic tea pots
•    Use clean pure water not tap water
•    Use boiling water, steep for 7-9 minutes for most blends
•    Store steeped tea in refrigerator no more than 3 days

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