Delicious Herbal Loose Teas

Delicious Herbal Loose Teas

Here are some herbal teas known to be delicious in taste. Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. These herbal tea ingredients make great tasting herbs to blend with other herbs that are good for you.

Make Herbal loose tea your daily ritual.

Cardamom

Cardamom

Elattaria cardamomum

Smash up 2 - 3 cardamom seed pods with a pestle and mortar, add to one cup of hot water and set on heat for 10 minutes.

 

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon zeylanicum

Cinnamon bark can be broken up in a pestle and mortar, and used in beverages. Add ½ to 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon or broken up pices of bark, to 1 cup of boiling water, steep for 10 -15 mins. To make an Indian Chai Tea with black tea, cinnamom, cardamom, ginger, fennel seeds, vanilla and milk.

 

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hibiscus Flowers Tea is a very interesting mix of sweet and astringent flavours which can have a multitude of benefits. They have been proven to lower blood pressure, have a cleansing effect on the intestines and have a good amount of vitamin C.

Hibiscus comes from Hawaii/Polynesia and has integrated into many cultures being firmly associated with feminine energy. In India it is the favourite flower to be offered to female deities.

Lemon Peel

Citrus Limonum

1-2 teaspoons of loose peel in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

 

Vanilla

Vanilla

Vanilla planifolia

1/2 tsp of powder in 1 cup boiling water, steep for 15 mins, drink with honey or agave. Good as part of a tea blend.