Cozy Calming Tea

Is there anything better than a warm cuppa tea on a chilly autumn or winter day? We don’t think so! Give the gift of a hand-blended cozy cup of tea that will not only warm you up, it’ll chill you out when the holiday season gets stressful. Make this tea more local by purchasing local lemon balm, peppermint and lavender at a farmers’ market or by growing your own.

By / Photography By Amy Robb | November 24, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried lemon balm
  • 1/3 cup peppermint
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried rose petals
  • 1/4 cup lavender
  • 2 tablespoons licorice root
NOTE
  • When in doubt, mix equal parts of all herbs into your tea blends.

About this recipe

NOTE: We suggest 1 heaping teaspoon of this tea blend per cup of hot water, steeped for 5–10 minutes. Taste before sweetening as licorice root is a natural sweetener. For folks with high blood pressure or other heart conditions, use Stevia instead of licorice root if you want your blend to be sweetened.

Instructions

Mix all herbs together. Package in jars, tea bags or all-natural muslin bags. Label your tea blend and all ingredients. Makes 1½ cups of tea blend or 24 cups of tea.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried lemon balm
  • 1/3 cup peppermint
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried rose petals
  • 1/4 cup lavender
  • 2 tablespoons licorice root
NOTE
  • When in doubt, mix equal parts of all herbs into your tea blends.
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