Herbal Tea Recipes

What is “tea”?  When most people think of tea they think of a beverage brewed from black, white, or green leaves from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.  But in herbalism, a tea is any plant matter brewed to create a weak infusion in water.  (as opposed to a decoction which is a strong infusion) By infusing the leaves, berries, flowers, roots, or stems of plants in water we actually are creating a solution that contains extracts of the medicinal properties of the herbs used in the tea.  As an added benefit, the resulting beverage tastes good too ... a very pleasant way to take our medicine! The teas noted below are some of our personal recipes used for healing, relaxation, and “just because”.  All work well either hot or iced though if you’re sick or have a sore throat, hot is definitely more soothing.  Adding a tablespoon of honey will sweeten the tea a bit and it will add the nedicinal benefits of the honey ... local wildflower honey is the best to use. To brew the tea, add the dried herbs to a tea ball (or other infuser) or bag and steep in boiled water for 3 to 5 minutes.  Occasionally move the infuser or bag to allow the water to flow around the herbs.  The term “part” refers to any measure ... generally, for a single cup of tea a half teaspoon for each part works well; for a large pot using a tablespoon or more is needed.  Just scale up or down as needed. Daily Herbal Tea Blend 1 part Lavender Flowers 2 parts Sencha Green Tea Leaves 2 parts Rose Hips 3 parts Chamomile Flowers 3 parts Peppermint Leaves 3 parts Honeysuckle Flowers Allergy Tea 1 part Chamomile 1 part Honeysuckle Flower 1 part Heather Flower 1 part Rose Hips 1 part Nettle Leaf Cough and Cold Tea 1 part Marshmallow Root 1 part Lungwort 1 part Peppermint 1 part Rose Hips 1 part Meadowsweet (do not use if allergic to aspirin, contains salicylic acid)  1 part Skullcap or Passion Flower may be added if you have trouble getting to sleep Tummy Soothing Tea 1 part Agrimony 1 part Ginger Root 2 parts Marshmallow Root 3 parts Chicory Root 3 parts Raspberry Leaf 4 parts Chamomile 4 parts Peppermint Stress Recovery Tea 1 part Lemon Balm 3 parts Chamomile 3 parts Heather or Honeysuckle Flowers 3 parts Peppermint Leaves 3 parts Rhodiola Root 3 parts Rose Hips For Educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Copyright © 2010-2017 Dragonstone HerbalsTM

Herbal Tea Recipes

What is “tea”?  When most people think of tea they think of a beverage brewed from black, white, or green leaves from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.  But in herbalism, a tea is any plant matter brewed to create a weak infusion in water.  (as opposed to a decoction which is a strong infusion) By infusing the leaves, berries, flowers, roots, or stems of plants in water we actually are creating a solution that contains extracts of the medicinal properties of the herbs used in the tea.  As an added benefit, the resulting beverage tastes good too ... a very pleasant way to take our medicine! The teas noted below are some of our personal recipes used for healing, relaxation, and “just because”.  All work well either hot or iced though if you’re sick or have a sore throat, hot is definitely more soothing.  Adding a tablespoon of honey will sweeten the tea a bit and it will add the nedicinal benefits of the honey ... local wildflower honey is the best to use. To brew the tea, add the dried herbs to a tea ball (or other infuser) or bag and steep in boiled water for 3 to 5 minutes.  Occasionally move the infuser or bag to allow the water to flow around the herbs.  The term “part” refers to any measure ... generally, for a single cup of tea a half teaspoon for each part works well; for a large pot using a tablespoon or more is needed.  Just scale up or down as needed. Daily Herbal Tea Blend 1 part Lavender Flowers 2 parts Sencha Green Tea Leaves 2 parts Rose Hips 3 parts Chamomile Flowers 3 parts Peppermint Leaves 3 parts Honeysuckle Flowers Allergy Tea 1 part Chamomile 1 part Honeysuckle Flower 1 part Heather Flower 1 part Rose Hips 1 part Nettle Leaf Cough and Cold Tea 1 part Marshmallow Root 1 part Lungwort 1 part Peppermint 1 part Rose Hips 1 part Meadowsweet (do not use if allergic to aspirin, contains salicylic acid)  1 part Skullcap or Passion Flower may be added if you have trouble getting to sleep Tummy Soothing Tea 1 part Agrimony 1 part Ginger Root 2 parts Marshmallow Root 3 parts Chicory Root 3 parts Raspberry Leaf 4 parts Chamomile 4 parts Peppermint Stress Recovery Tea 1 part Lemon Balm 3 parts Chamomile 3 parts Heather or Honeysuckle Flowers 3 parts Peppermint Leaves 3 parts Rhodiola Root 3 parts Rose Hips For Educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Copyright © 2010-2017 Dragonstone HerbalsTM
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