Friday, November 12, 2010

Tea Updates For Winter |||||||||||||||||||||||



Steps ||||||||||||||||||||||

Here is a simple list of the steps to take to make your own herbal tea.
  1. Your first step is to decide what the tea will be for. This will help you decide what kinds of herbs to put in. For example, if you want to make a relaxing tea, you can use herbs like chamomile and spearmint. I'll go into this in more detail after I outline the steps.
  2. Once you decide what the tea will be for, you will need to select the herbs. If you don't have a lot of experience, you can follow a recipe that someone else came up with.
  3. Then, you'll need to mix the herbs together. I usually combine them in a large mixing bowl and stir them gently with a wooden spoon.
  4. Lastly, you'll need to decide how you'll store it. The most important thing is to find a way to keep the blend away from heat and light. My favorite is to use amber colored glass jars but you can use anything as long as you store it correctly. (I've also used plastic containers, clear glass jars, and plastic bags.)
5 Basic Tea Recipes ||||||||||||||||||||||

Instead of relying on a company like Celestial Seasonings to make it for you, MAKE TIME to do it yourself by going to an herb shop nearest you. There is ONE IN EVERY MAJOR CITY so there is no excuse.

Allergy Relief
Nettles, Licorice, Echinacea, Elderflower, Skullcap, Eyebright, Marsh mallow, Thyme & Rose hips

Calming
Linden, Chamomile & Motherwort

Comfy Nighttime
Chamomile, Linden, Lavender, Passion Flower, Hops, Valerian, Sage & Mugwort

Divination
Lemon Balm, Yarrow, Eyebright, Mugwort, Spearmint, Damania, Skullcap & Star Anise

Easy Breather
Licorice, Eucalyptus, Basil, Thyme & Echinacea

Immune Booster
Echinacea, Red Clover, Nettles, Peppermint, Mullein, Yarrow & Rose Hips

Love
Damiana, Raspberry Leaves, Chamomile, Jasmine, Rose Hips, Cinnamon & Rose Petals

Meditation
Chamomile, Rose Hips & Elderflower

Migraine
Chamomile, Skullcap, Peppermint & Pennyroyal

Psychic Healing
Elderflower, Nettle, Burdock, Mullein & Rose Hips

Stomach Soother
Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Cramp Bark, Spearmint, Angelica , Catnip & Yarrow

Stress Relief
Vervain, Linden, Chamomile, Rosemary, Dandelion & Jasmine

Throat Ease
Sage, Rosemary, Lemon rind, Echinacea & Juniper Berry

Tranquility
Elderflower, Rose hips, Chamomile, Hops & Valerian

Women’s Special Blend
Red Raspberry Leaf, Dandelion, Sarsaparilla, Cinnamon, Rose Hips & Peppermint *Grind all berries and large leaves etc.. with Mortar & Pedestal or Coffee Grinder.
Place inside a gauze or muslin bag and steep in boiling water for 10-12 minutes according to your strength preference. Sweeten with a bit of Clover Honey and enjoy!



Rituals!


I have a song I play every time I drink tea. Make this your daily practice if possible as a reminder ofwhat your supposed to do. Walk out doors afterwards. Whatever it takes. Prayer beads remind us to pray. Baths remind us to be clean. We need more rituals in our daily life with so many radioactice distractions .Sip from this upful cup of peace! P.S.Heres my tune...!




6 comments:

Siobhan said...

Yes!!!!!!!!!Finally

Marc Gabriel Amigone said...
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Marc Gabriel Amigone said...

And I especially dig The Spear!

The Meta Experience said...

I LOVE IT!!! Tea rituals are the jumpoff.

WaxTransparent said...

this is so important. 'preciate this!

Underdog the DJ said...

giv thanks. share and share and share and share. we all need reminders of what we are supposed to be doing.