Teas & Healthy Libations

Herbal teas & libations are delightful, rejuvenating and healing.
Create a ritual of tea time and enjoy some of these tasty blends.

All proportions are for dried herbs. Use about a heaping teaspoon, or more, of herbs per cup, then an extra one for the pot! When using fresh herbs loosely fill your vessel with fresh herbs, pour over the boiling water and let steep. Steeping time varies with herbs and with your intent. A healthful tea can be brewed in 10 minutes and ready to enjoy. You may want to consider steeping your teas for a longer period of time for a heartier cup of tea. I often steep my teas for 20 minutes and sometimes even overnight!

Uplifting Tea
1 part borage leaf and flower
1 part lemon balm leaf
1/2 part scullcap leaf
1/2 part spearmint leaf
1/4 part lavender flowers

Stamina Building Tea
2 parts oatstraw
1 part borage leaf and flower
1/2 part licorice root
1 part Siberian ginseng root

Sweet Dreams Tea
1 part catnip leaf and flower
1 part chamomile flower
1 part spearmint leaf
1/8 part stevia

Happy Heart Blend
1 part lemon balm leaf
1/2 part borage leaf and flower
1/4 part rose petals
1 part chamomile flowers
1/4 part lavender flowers

Nourishing Daily Tea Blend
2 parts oatstraw
1 part peppermint leaf
1/2 part nettle leaf

Brain Tea
1 part peppermint leaf
1/2 part rosemary leaf
1 part gota kola leaf

Festive Tea
1 part roasted dandelion root
1 part raw dandelion root
1 part peppermint leaves
2 part licorice root
2 part cinnamon chips
2 part cloves
2 orange peel

Warming Tea
1 part cardamom pods
1 part cinnamon chips
1/2 part cloves
1/2 part peppercorns
1/2 part ginger root – fresh tastes great with honey and

  1. Set it under the sun (a sun-tea essentially).
  2. At the end of the day, strain and add the tea you just made instead of water to your lemonade concentrate.

Festive Tea
1 part roasted dandelion root
1 part raw dandelion root
1 part peppermint leaves
2 part licorice root
2 part cinnamon chips
2 part cloves
2 orange peel

Brain Tea
1 part peppermint leaf
1/2 part rosemary leaf
1 part gota kola leaf

Nourishing Children’s Tea
1 part catnip leaf and flower
1 part spearmint leaf
1 part lemon balm leaf
1 part chamomile flowers

Mulled Cider
1 qt water
1 qt apple juice
1/2 oz herb combination: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg,allspice orange peel

Lemon Balm – Rose Lemonade
Fill a quart jar with fresh lemon balm leaves and rose buds. Make into a solar infusion by adding cool water to herb, cover

Green Drink
Gather a bunch of your favorite Spring Greens, add yogurt and honey. Blend and enjoy!