Sometimes you just needs a cup of tea, you know? It’s not only good for the body, it’s good for the soul guys.
This tea is for anyone looking to give themselves a little TLC. We created it specifically for our new moon ritual, to cleanse ourselves of negative energy and pave the way for the cycle ahead. We’d like to think the tea played a pretty big role in the process.
We used a variety of herbs and flowers to create it, all of which were foraged. What’s great about this tea is that you don’t need to follow our recipe, you can gather a number of different herbs and flowers to create your very own blend. To help you do just that, we’ve included our recipe below along with a handy guide of all the different herbs and flowers you could use, and what they’ll do for ya.
If you’re especially in to make tea blends, we recommend checking out Homegrown Tea, An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting and Blending Teas and Tisanes. It’s like the bible for tea lovers.
- Mint leaves and flowers (dried or fresh): helps to boost the immune system, improve digestion and reduce aches and pains.
- Dried mullein leaves: known for being great for coughs, colds, bronchitis, sore and hoarse throats, chest colds, and many other respiratory problems.
- Echinacea flower petals (dried or fresh): encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms from colds, flu and some other illnesses.
- Fillable tea bags or teapot
Other herb and flower options:
- Raspberry leaf: Even before raspberries are in season, you can pick the leaves of a raspberry plant for tea. High in vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins, raspberry leaf tea is good hot or cold.
- Sumac: Ok, be sure to check a plant guide if you’re not sure which sumac to use (you should only use common sumac – the large, bright red cones not the small clusters of white berries, which are poisonous). Sumac makes for a really citrusy tea that’s super high in vitamin C.
- Chamomile: This flower makes a relaxing tea that is also renowned for many health benefits, like reducing the severity of menstrual cramps, lower blood sugar in people with diabetes, reduce inflammation and more.
- Lemon Balm: this plant not only tastes and smells delicious, it’s good for anxiety and sleep disorders.
- Stinging Nettle: offers a variety of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, polyphenols and pigments — many of which also act as antioxidants inside your body.
Gather a mixture of 50% mint leaves and flowers, 25% mullein leaves, 25% echinacea flowers and place them in a fillable tea bag or tea pot. Let steep in hot water for at 5-6 minutes.