Herbal Tea

Homemade teas are ideal and take time, creativity and energy. These teas won’t be like your store-bought varieties; they are weaker and more earthy as they do not contain ‘boosts’ of artificial or natural flavorings.

The possibilities are endless! Instead of giving you a ‘think in the box’ beginning, I’ll throw a few ideas out there and let you decide on the rest!

Wild herbs are a great option for

These recipes are loose leaf mixes that should be stored in sealed containers, shelved or frozen, available for use as needed. General rule of thumb is 2 tsp of dried herbs per cup of tea, though much depends on ingredients in each recipe. Green leaf teas take most.

Berry Tea

  • 1 part dried blackberries

  • 1 part dried raspberries

  • 1 part dried huckleberry

  • 2 part blackberry leaf

  • 2 part raspberry leaf

Calming Tea

  • 1 part lavender

  • 3 part chamomile

  • 1 part elderblow (elderflower)

Cold-Busting Tea (1 part ea)

  • yarrow

  • golden rod

  • cranberry

  • dried apple bits

  • dried elderberries

Fruit N’ Greens

  • 1 part dried apple bits

  • 1 part dried peach bits

  • 2 part stinging nettle

  • 2 part strawberry leaf

Green Tea (1 part ea)

  • raspberry leaf

  • stinging nettle

  • strawberry leaf

  • field mint

Headache Relief Tea

  • 1 part willow bark

  • 1 part peppermint

  • 1 part elderberry flower

  • part of a cinnamon stick

Immune Boosting Tea (1 part ea)

  • goldenrod

  • yarrow

  • dried or frozen rose hip

  • elderberry

Liver Support

  • 1 part dandelion root

  • 1 part burdock root

  • 1 part milk thistle seed

  • 2 part peppermint

  • optional: cacao powder for mint-chocoate

Mint Deflection

  • 3 part wild mint

  • 2 part dried raspberries

  • 1 part dried apple bits

  • 1 part raspberry leaf

Mulled Apple

  • 4 part dried apple

  • 2 part dried ginger

  • 1 part broken cinnamon sticks

  • 1 part whole cloves

  • 3 part strawberry leaf

Nectar Tea

  • 1 part dandelion petals

  • 1 part wild rose petals

  • 1 part yarrow flowers

  • 1 part elderberry blossom

Sensation

  • 1 part lavender blossoms

  • 1 part peppermint

  • 1 part elderberry blossoms