Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

April 21, 2011

Herbal Tea Blends and Gardening

In our kitchen we have a cupboard that is the "Tea Cupboard".  It contains: mugs, tea pots, herbal tea blends, hot cocoa, candied ginger, liquid stevia and a variety of small strainers.  Lately the herbal tea blend jars have gone empty and needed to be revived.   So I took some time the other day to make some old and new blends that I thought you might like too.

 Sleep Ease
3 parts Chamomile
2 parts Peppermint
1 part Lavender Flowers
1 part Oats
~ Ready for to relax before bed?  Try this blend. ~

 Chocolate Mint Rooibos
3 parts Rooibos
2 parts Peppermint
2 parts Chocolate Chips
~ A great "after-dinner" tea. YUM! ~

Charmed
2 parts Spearmint 
1 part Lavender Flowers
~ This tea is great for relaxation and stress reduction. ~

All of these teas not only look great, but are easy to blend.  
~ To make a pot of tea.  Boil water.  Place 1 teaspoon of dried herbal tea blend per cup of water, into strainer.  Cover with lid and let steep for 10 to 15 minutes.  (No longer or your tea can go bitter, because to longer it steeps the more tannic acids are released into the water) Remover stainer or strain tea.  Pour into mug.  Sweeten, if desired with stevia or honey.  Enjoy!!!

We were working in the garden this evening.  It was so beautiful!!!
Hope you're enjoying spring too!

1 comment:

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Thank you so much for the tea recipes! They look great. My mint was just starting to come up. I love the chocolate tea. I am copying these down to use this winter. I really appreciate your sharing!