I don't like tea. Sweet or unsweet. Hot or cold. Never have.
But I do enjoy herbal teas, which contain only herbs and no tea leaves.
I've been researching herbs and their uses for a couple of years now. I've tried several combinations and found one that works especially well for me.
I have low iron so an herb that works for me is nettles. Chamomile is another favorite for its relaxing properties and sweet flavor. Peppermint also adds some zing and a pleasant aroma.
I purchase dried herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs and create my own blends. I store the herbs in glass canning jars. I keep my favorite blend on hand because I drink a cup or two a day. It really helps my energy level stay balanced throughout the day.
My blend is simple: two parts chamomile, two parts nettles and one part peppermint. I put 2 teaspoons of this mixture into a mesh tea ball and place it in a mug. Then I pour 8 ounces of boiling water over it and allow it to steep for 10-15 minutes. I use the back of a spoon to press as much water out of the tea ball as I can. Then I add some raw honey to sweeten it.
I love drinking this tea and it has helped improve my overall health. I hate taking iron supplements so this is a great alternative for me. Please note that I am not a medical professional and am only posting about my own personal experience with herbs. Consult your doctor and or a knowledgeable herbalist for advice on your own health needs.
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