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Herbal Tea: A Quick Guide to a Daily Tea Ritual

Finding a moment of tranquility can be as simple as enjoying a cup of herbal tea. We know it's hard to slow down in today's world but we want to help by showing you just how easy it can be to create your own herbal tea ritual. The quest for the perfect tea isn't just about the drink itself; it’s about embracing a lifestyle that enhances well-being and provides comfort. This quick guide will help you navigate the options and find the perfect brew.

Why Choose Herbal Tea?

Herbal tea is a wonderful alternative to traditional caffeinated beverages. Made from a variety of herbs, spices, flowers, and fruits, these plants offer a range of health benefits. From soothing stress and aiding digestion to boosting the immune system and promoting better sleep, there’s an herbal tea for nearly every need.

A Few Common Herbs For A Delicious Cup of Tea

  • Chamomile Tea:  Known for its calming properties, chamomile tea is perfect for unwinding after a long day. It can help reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and soothe digestive issues. Chamomile is slightly bitter helping with bloating and gas as well as digestive inflammation. With its anxiolytic effects chamomile isn't just for children. Adults who suffer from anxiety accompanied with gut issues can find relief in a cup of chamomile.
  • Peppermint Tea:  Peppermint tea is refreshing and invigorating. It’s great for aiding digestion, relieving headaches, and clearing nasal congestion. Peppermint tea is also wonderful for fevers by increasing sweating in the natural fever response. Mix peppermint with elderflower and ginger for a nice fever reducing blend. 
  • Ginger Tea:  With its spicy kick, ginger tea is excellent for uterine cramping, reducing nausea, and improving digestion.  And much like peppermint, it can add an immunity boost when working through cold & flu season.
  • Hibiscus Tea:  Known for its tart flavor and vibrant color, hibiscus tea is packed with antioxidants and can help lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol levels.  It can also help keep the body cool during extreme temperatures.
  • Valerian Root: Valerian has an aromatic kick to it. Some people saying that it smells like stinky feet while others loving the scent that this earthy pungent aroma delivers. It is one of the strongest hypnotic and sedative herbs that may help ease insomnia, anxiety, and even pain. 
  • Rose:  Another calming and grounding option, this herb really supports our nervous system to settle into a state of presence and awareness. It's soothing to the heart, the nerves, and definitely the taste buds.

    Custom Herbal Tea Blends Made By Herbalists In House:

    In our shop we carry over 60 different bulk herbs grown by quality American herb farmers, and we love making custom blends for our customers. We also love offering our pre-made house tea blends to make picking your teas easier on you! We currently have 8 unique tea blends in-store and are in the process of adding more, formulated specifically for taste and function.  Let's take a look at a few:

    The Soother is blended to support your body's digestive process and repair your mucosal membranes in your digestive tract with herbs like calendula and marshmallow root. Herbs in this blend may ease nausea, bloating, gas and feeling of fullness. All these plants have a complex array of volatile compounds which give us delicious aromatic notes.

    Notes: Citrus, Bright, Uplifting

    The Steward  This restorative blend is a great choice for pregnant or postpartum people, and anyone seeking to have good stewardship to their bodies. Made with herbs like nettle that is one of the few plants that has bio-available plant iron, as well as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Other herbs like black raspberry leaf, oat tops, lemon balm, Marshmallow leaf, and hibiscus come together to make this a truly enjoyable tea with depth and complexity and mineral-rich attributes.

    Notes: Earthy, Slightly Floral, Full, Mineral

    Surrender A gentle nervous system blend great for daily grounding practices. Surrender into this heart opening tea blend made with skullcap, hibiscus, rose, tulsi, and California poppy. This tea can be supportive for acute stress, or grief as well as ease muscle tension. A great daily tea blend to help support the nervous system and surrender your woes. 

    Notes: Cooling, Floral, grounding 

    The Dreamer Slip into relaxation before bed with this beautifully crafted tea blend. Four simple ingredients that can help ease your mind for a peaceful night's sleep. This blend is specifically formulated for people who have a busy brain, lots of lists they are focused on, 

    Notes: Aromatic, Comforting, floral 

    Breathe Deep This blend is very supportive when dealing with coughs, acute sickness, stuffy allergies, and other restrictive breathing.  Made with all lung-loving herbs (organic, of course), this is a very tasty mix to help straighten out a pesky cough, quell lung spasms, expel some yucky business and have you breathing easier in no time.

    Notes: Aromatic, Medicinal, Herby, Bitter, Sweet

    The Mender The perfect tea blend to drink all throughout the year, but one to especially keep close during cold and flu season. Blended with beautiful aromatic immune supporting herbs like elderberry, licorice root, and echinacea. This tea is the perfect blend to have on hand when you feel something coming on, someone in your household is sick, or you have a scratchy throat. 

    Notes: Warm, Bold, Earthy, Sweet


    Creating Your Own Herbal Tea Ritual

    Finding the perfect herbal tea is just the beginning. Creating a ritual around your tea drinking can enhance the experience and provide additional benefits. Here are some tips to get started:

    1. Set the Scene Create a peaceful environment.  Maybe you'd want to light some candles, play your favorite soft tunes, or find a quiet spot in your home or garden.

    2. Mindful Preparation Take your time when preparing your tea. Enjoy the process of selecting your blend, boiling the water, and steeping the herbs. This can be a meditative experience that helps you unwind, each step being as intentional as the last.

    3. Savor the Moment As you sip your tea, focus on the flavors and aromas, even the colors. This mindful approach can help you fully appreciate the experience and enhance the calming effects.

    We hope you take some time out of your busy day to enjoy a cup of herbal tea! 

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