Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Favorite Herbal Tea

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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  1. I'm a coffee drinker. My kids want to join me for my morning coffee sometimes, so I let them have herbal tea. I think they would enjoy making their own blend!

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  2. Doesn't the chamomile make you sleepy? If it gives energy, I'll have to check this out!

  3. Chamomile does have relaxing properties, but used with the nettles and peppermint, it's worked for me. Nettles are a great source of iron!

  4. I didn't know nettles would be good for my low iron. Maybe I need to give it a try.

  5. Great tip! Have you considered using cast iron to help with your iron deficiency? Just an idea.

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  6. I'm a Tea drinker. My kids want to join me for my morning health drinks every times, so I let them have herbal tea.

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