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.

 

Cinnamon

(Cinnamon zeylanicum)
Cinnamon

Children

For children, Cinnamon can help release nervous tension, regulate blood sugar levels, help with feelings of nausea and has antibacterial properties.

Digestive Health

Cinnamon aids the digestive system in different ways such as soothing the stomach, increasing metabolism, increasing appetite, and relieving flatulence. Cinnamon is known as a carminative because it contains an agent that assists in breaking up intestinal gas. For people with heartburn, it can be used as a post-meal digestive aid and to stimulate a weak digestive tract.

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.

 

Tea benefits... Children, Digestive, Tastes Good
 

Ginger

(Zingiber officinale (Roscoe))
Ginger Benefits

Detox

A staple ingredient in many detox and cleanse protocols, Ginger stimulates digestion, circulation and perspiration. Containing over 25 antioxidant compounds, this zingy spice scavenges free radicals whilst stimulating antioxidant pathways.

Digestive Health

When it comes to digestion Ginger reigns supreme as the go to spice for almost all digestive complaints. Ginger contains many natural enzymes that improve digestion and the absorption of nutrients. 

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.

Tea benefits... Detox, Digestive, Tastes Good
 

Hibiscus Flower

(Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Get Well

Having a good amount of vitamin C, Hibiscus Flowers Tea can be used to provide a natural boost to the immune system while also lowering blood pressure. There are also certain chemicals in Hibiscus that have been proven to cleanse the intestine of foreign bacteria making the immune system more effective.

Hibiscus Flowers Tea is a very interesting mix of sweet and astringent flavours.

Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup of boiling water and steep for 3-10 minutes depending on taste.

Tea benefits... Get Well, Tastes Good
 

Jasmine

Jasmine

Peace and Wellbeing

This herbal tea has the power to calm and arouse making it great anytime of the day.

Skin and Beauty

Jasmine flowers have an age old tradition of being associated with beauty. Their fragrance intoxicates and enhances the senses.

Traditionalists might like to mix Jasmin Flowers with Sencha Green Tea or you could mix it with other blends to add aroma and taste. A highly enjoyable cup of tea.

Tea benefits... Peace and Wellbeing, Skin and Beauty, Tastes Good
 

Lemon Peel

(Citrus Limonum)

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

 

Tea benefits... Tastes Good
 

Liquorice

(Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Liquorice Benefits

Blues

Liquorice is known to have 8 different anti-depressant compounds, known as MOA (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors. These inhibitors are capable of potent anti-depressant activity and show significant improvement for all types of depression.

De-Stress

Research shows that Liquorice is a powerful adaptogenic herb, able to help the body to manage the stress hormone “cortisol” more efficiently.

Digestive Health

Liquorice root is a natural antacid that helps to relieve heartburn, indigestion, gastric and stomach ulcers, acid reflux and symptoms of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease).

Cut root: 1 - 2 teaspoons of bark in water. Set in pan over heat for 15 minutes to make a decoction.

Powder: 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.

Tea benefits... Blues, De-Stress, Digestive, Tastes Good
 

Marshmallow

(Althaea afficinalis)

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

 

Tea benefits... Tastes Good
 

Rose

(It is impractical to try and list all the myriad varieties of rose that have been developed by now. A common one used in herbalism where many petalled heads are required is Rosa centifolia or the hundred petalled rose)

1-2 teaspoons of rose petals in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.

A middle eastern recipe for a sweet rose decoction is as follows; To serve 4, place 1.5 cups of rose petals in a saucepan. Cover with 3 cups of water and boil for 5 minutes, or until the petals become discoloured. Strain into teacups and add honey to taste.
 
A traditional Royal Victorian recipe is to blend rose petals with China black tea. Perfect served in fine China cups for kings, queens, friends and loved ones.

 

Tea benefits... Tastes Good
 

Vanilla

(Vanilla planifolia)
Vanilla

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.

Tea benefits... Tastes Good

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