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Fall Flavors: Home-blend Tea



Fall brings along many things including cooler weather, beautiful leaves and sore throats. Thankfully there is a very easy solution to any scratchy throat TEA.

It is so simple to create your own tea blend at home. All you need are some dried herbs, flowers and/or fruit. Some of my favorites are chamomile, lavender, mugwort, peppermint, echinacea and rosemary. You just take a pinch of whichever herb/flower you are in the mood for and throw it in a tea strainer to steep in almost boiling water for a few minutes. You can add some sweetener (honey for a scratchy throat) and you are all set! . Most of the herbs are from my home garden that I either air dry or heat dry, but you can find them at grocery stores or online. I keep a fully stocked tea drawer in my kitchen. You never know when you will need a cup of tea! Here are a few examples of tea blends that you can make at home.


Lavender/chamomile:

Place 1/2tbsp lavender flower buds and 1/2tbsp chamomile flowers into a tea strainer or bag. Steep in 8oz of almost boiling water for about 3 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea. Carefully test the tea and determine if you want to add a sweetener such as honey.

This tea blend is meant to help you relax and fall asleep.

Mugwort/peppermint:

Place 1tbsp mugwort and ½ tbsp peppermint into a tea strainer or bag. Steep in 8oz of almost boiling water for about 3 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea. Carefully test the tea and determine if you want to add a sweetener such as honey.

This tea is meant to promote restful sleep and healthy digestion. Mugwort is not recommended for pregnant women.

Echinacea/ginger

Place 1tbsp echinacea, ½ tbsp peppermint and ½ tbsp dried ginger (you can also use fresh grated ginger, but it is more potent) into a tea strainer or bag. Steep in 8oz of almost boiling water for about 3 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea. Carefully test the tea and determine if you want to add a sweetener such as honey.

This tea is meant to boost your immune system.






Note: The information given on this website is designed to give educational information on the possible medicinal health benefits of teas. Tea is not a substitute for prescription medication, surgery, or any other medical treatment. Always double check with your doctor!



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