Recipes : Tea

Allergy Tea Blend | Allergy Tea Blend #2 | Ashwaganda Chai | Astragalus Chai (with Codonopsis) | Balancing Tea Blend | Cacao Rose Chai | Carminative Tea | Chai Tea Blend | Chill Out Tea | Clarity Tea Blend | Complete Immune Tonic | Heart Tonic Tea: medicine for the whole heart | Hi-C Tea | Love Potion Tea (or Herbal Potpourri) | Mindfulness Tea | Mineral Rich Nervous System Support Tea | Moon Time Madness | Re-Balance Blend | Skin Clear Tea | Spring Cleaning Tea | Throat Soother Tea | Warm Belly Tea | Well Woman Tea | Yummy Tummy Tea



Allergy Tea Blend

1 part Eyebright
1 part Plantain
1 part Goldenrod
1 part Boneset
1 part Peppermint
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Combine the herbs in equal parts. Use 1 Tablespoon tea blend per cup of water. Heat water and pour over herbs, covering with a lid. Steep for 10-20 minutes. Traditional remedy for copious, watery mucous.




Allergy Tea Blend #2

2 parts Yerba Santa
2 parts Nettles
1 part Rosehips
1 part Spearmint
½ part Licorice
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tablespoon of tea per cup of water. Steep for approximately 35 minutes, strain and enjoy. Drink 2-4 cups daily to help relieve seasonal allergies.




Ashwaganda Chai

1 ½ cups milk (I usually use coconut or almond milk)
1 tsp Ashwaganda Root
¼ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Ginger
¼ tsp Fennel
¼ tsp Licorice
2 Cardamom pods

Instructions
Simmer herbs in milk for 15 minutes. Strain. Sweeten with honey or agave to taste.

 





Astragalus Chai (with Codonopsis)

This recipe is a new spin on the more traditional chai and was created by Rosalee De la Foret. I love the addition of Codonopsis and Astragalus slices as these two herbs have a long history of being used to improve wellness and vitality over the winter months! This tea can be enjoyed daily.

Makes 2-3 servings
2  Cardamom Pods, green, whole
1  teaspoon Black Peppercorns, whole 
3-5  Clove Buds
1  Tablespoons Cinnamon Bark (Cassia), chips
2  Tablespoons Ginger Root (dried cut root- if using powder, you may want to use less)
2  Tablespoons Orange Peel 
3-5  Allspice Berries
2  Tablespoons Codonopsis Root
4  slices Astragalus Root

Combine herbs in a pot on the stove. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Keep on a simmer for 1 hour. You can also combine the herbs in a crock pot on low overnight. Strain, and add honey or milk to taste.



Balancing Tea Blend

From the Emotional Allies class by Lauren Stauber

2 parts Lemon Balm
1 part Tulsi Basil
½ part Marshmallow Root
¼ part Lavender
¼ part Rosemary
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
A blend for the relaxed but focused mind. Great any time of day or night and gently supportive for the digestive system after a meal. Enjoy sweetened or on its own. Use 1 Tbsp blend per cup of water. Steep in just boiled water for 10-20 minutes. Let steep longer if desired.




Cacao Rose Chai

1 part Cacao Nibs
1 part Red Rose Petal 1 part
1 part Cinnamon Chips (Cassia)
½ part Ginger Root
½ part Licorice Root
1/8 part Cardamom Pods
1/8 part Clove
1/8 part Nutmeg

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp of herb per 1 cup liquid. Simmer 10 minutes in whole milk, coconut milk, rice milk with a dollop of ghee or oil, something fatty. Sweeten to taste with honey.




Carminative Tea

1 part Catnip
1 part Angelica root
1 part Peppermint
(parts by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp of herb per 1 cup hot water. Cover and steep 15-20 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Chai Tea Blend

Chai Tea is a sweet treat to serve for company, or in a jar wrapped in ribbon it becomes a lovely give-way for cherished friends and family.

2 Tablespoons Assam black tea (or rooibos for a caffeine free version)
2 Tablespoons Ginger
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon chips
1 Tablespoon crushed Cardamom pods
1 chopped Vanilla bean
Pinch of ground nutmeg
A few whole Clove buds
A few whole Peppercorns

Instructions
Mix the herbs together and pour into a 4 ounce canning jar.

Brewing Instructions
Brew 1 Tablespoon of tea blend with 8 ounces of near boiling water, steep for 15 minutes then strain. Add milk and a touch of honey for a perfect winter drink.




Chill Out Tea

This tasty tea can help to chill you out in a few ways. On a hot summer day this can be prepared as a cold infusion to help beat the summer heat. It can also be prepared hot or cold to help calm the nerves and soothe the soul. Enjoy!

1 part Lemon Balm
1/2 part Linden
1/2 part Spearmint
1/4 part Hibiscus
1/4 part Chamomile
Touch of Rose Petals
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp of herb per 1 cup hot water. Cover and steep 15-20 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Clarity Tea Blend

2 parts Gotu kola
2 parts Tulsi
½ part Hibiscus
¼ part Rosemary
 Pinch of Stevia for a bit of sweetness
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp. of herb per 1 cup hot water. Cover and steep 15 - 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Complete Immune Tonic

2-3 medium to large Reishi mushrooms
1 oz Codonopsis
1oz Astragalus - omit if making tea for acute illness
1 oz Ashwagandha
Dash of cayenne
For cases of acute colds and flu add 2-3 cloves freshly chopped garlic to strained tea and drink garlic pieces with tea
Add spoonful of honey if desired

Instructions
Place all herbs in a 6 quart crock-pot. Fill pot with water. Place the lid on crock-pot and turn to low setting and heat for 24 hrs. Check the water level in the pot after about 8 hours, the water level will decrease slightly from absorption and evaporation, add enough water to re-fill. Remove the mushrooms from the pot and strain out any other herbs. Store tea in the refrigerator and heat each cup before drinking. Sip 2-3 cups daily until batch is gone.




Heart Tonic Tea: medicine for the whole heart

1 part Linden
1 part Hawthorn leaf and flower
1 part Hawthorn berries
½ part Hibiscus
¼ part Red Roses
¼ part Orange peel
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp of herb per 1 cup boiled water. Cover and steep 10 - 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Hi-C Tea

Delicious and refreshing, this tea blend is very high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids.

2 parts Rosehips
2 parts Raspberry leaf
1 part Lemongrass
¼ part Hibiscus
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Add 1 tablespoon of tea blend to a cup of almost boiling water, cover, and let steep 10-15 minutes.




Love Potion Tea (or Herbal Potpourri)

1 part Hawthorne Leaf & Flower
1 part Damiana
½ part Hawthorne Berries
½ Ceylon Cinnamon chip
¼ part Jasmine Flowers
¼ part Rose Petals
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Combine ingredients together. Prepare a tea by infusing 1 Tbsp of herb into 1 cup of water for 10-15 minutes. You can also use this blend as an herbal potpourri; store it in bowls throughout your home or simmer it on the stove to release the aromatic qualities of this lovely blend throughout your space.





Mindfulness Tea

1 part Angelica root
1 part Skullcap
1 part Spearmint
1/2 part Lavender
1 part Gotu kola
1 part Chamomile
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp of herb per 1 cup hot water. Cover and steep 15-20 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Mineral Rich Nervous System Support Tea

1pt Raspberry leaf
1 part Oat Tops
½ part Nettles
½ part Linden
½ part Marshmallow
¼ part Catnip
¼ part Licorice
Pinch of rose petal
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp. of herb per 1 cup hot water. Cover and steep 15 minutes- overnight. Strain and enjoy.




Moon Time Madness

This tea blend is helpful for regulating menstrual related irritability and tension.

2 parts Jasmine
2 parts Linden
½ part St. John’s Wort
½ part Passion flower
¼ part Hibiscus
Pinch of Ginger
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tablespoon of tea blend per cup of water, pour hot water over herbs and steep (covered) for 15-20 minutes.




Re-Balance Blend

This blend can be used after abortion, miscarriage, post-partum, or for excessive menstrual or menopausal bleeding.

2 parts Lady’s Mantle
2 parts Raspberry Leaf
1 part Rose Hips
½ part Yarrow
½ part Roses
(parts are by volume)

Use 1 Tablespoon of tea per 1 cup water and steep covered for 15 min. Drink 2 + times per day or as needed for at least 2 weeks.




Skin Clear Tea

2 parts Nettle leaf
1 part Burdock root
1 part Dandelion root
1 part Red Clover
½ part Rosehips
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp of herb per 1 cup boiled water. Cover and steep 10 - 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Spring Cleaning Tea

1 part Nettle leaf
1 part Dandelion leaf
1 part Chickweed
½ part Rosehips
½ part Spearmint
½ part Linden
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
1 Tbsp tea blend per cup water. Pour hot water over and steep for 15 min – 8 hours. Longer steep times increase bioavailability of minerals and nutrients. Strain and enjoy!




Throat Soother Tea

1 part Marshmallow root
1 part Red Clover flower
½ part Calendula flower
½ part Peppermint or Spearmint leaf
¼ part Licorice root
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp. of herb per 1 cup hot water. Cover and steep 15 - 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Warm Belly Tea

2 parts Lemon Balm
½ part Licorice Root
¼- ½ part Ginger Root (to taste)
¼ part Cardamom seeds
1/8 part Clove
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp of herb per 1 cup boiled water. Cover and steep 10 - 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Well Woman Tea

This tea provides gentle nourishment for a woman’s cycle. It can be enjoyed hot or cold depending on your mood.

1 part Raspberry
1/2 part Lady’s Mantle
1/2 part Linden
1/4 part Calendula
1/4 part Red Clover
1/4 part Burdock
A Touch of Rose Petals
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp. of herb per 1 cup hot water. Cover and steep 15-30 minutes. Strain and enjoy.




Yummy Tummy Tea

1 part Marshmallow
1 part Plantain
½ part Chamomile
½ part Meadowsweet
½ part Fennel
(parts are by volume)

Instructions
Use 1 Tbsp of herb per 1 cup hot water. Cover and steep 15-30 minutes. Strain and enjoy.