Herbal teas are great for relaxing, enjoying a hot beverage, and even improving your health. Tea is arguably the most popular beverage in the world. Although less popular than black and green teas, herbal teas are a way to get even more flavor from your drink. Unfortunately, some herbal teas that can be purchased in stores are artificially flavored. Even those that are usually only a few familiar flavors. As such, some people turn towards creating their own recipes. Whether as a hobby or as a way to know where ingredients are coming from, making your own teas can be very satisfying.
Here are a few fun and healthy recipe ideas to try:
- ImmuniTea: This blend of dried, organic ingredients is a perfect way to support your immune system. Simply combine equal parts elderberries, elderflowers, chamomile, rosehips, astragalus, and echinacea into a tea bag or infuser and steep in water. You should you around one teaspoon of mixture for every cup of water.
- Elderberry Tea: This is another effective immune system supporting blend. In a saucepan boil two cups of water with a heaping tablespoon of dried elderberries, one cinnamon stick, two cardamom pods, two whole cloves, and honey. Bring the mixture to a boil, let is simmer for at least half an hour, then strain into a cup.
- Sage Infusion Tea: If you have a sore throat, this herbal blend is the perfect treatment. Steep one to two ounces of sage leaves in a liter of boiling water. Make sure to cover the mixture while it is steeping to keep the aromatic steam in. A fun way to do this is to make the mixture in a mason jar with a lid. Let it steep for around fifteen minutes.
- Vitamin C Infusion: We all know that vitamin C is important for a healthy immune system as well as a wide array of other health benefits. To make this blend, combine four tablespoons of rose hips, one tablespoon of lemongrass, one tablespoon of cinnamon chips, one teaspoon of hibiscus flowers, one teaspoon of fennel seed, and a half teaspoon of lemon peel. Boil four cups of water than remove from heat and steep mixture for 45 minutes.
These herbal blends are a great way to support your health year round. Of course you can also have fun creating your own recipes. Better yet, the blends you create will make great gifts for friends and family.
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