There’s nothing quite so relaxing as sitting down with a fresh, warm cup of tea. Herbal teas taste good, smell great, and many of them have natural health benefits as well.
Herbal teas are trendy right now and as they get more expensive the more popular they become! If it’s not in your budget to shop at tea boutiques, why not try making herbal teas of your own? Of course, brewing your own drinks takes research and care. Make sure to avoid anything that you might be sensitive or allergic to.
With that in mind, check out these great recipes that will help you feel better when you’re sick, feel calmer when you’re stressed, or generally just enjoy a good drink!
Orange Spiced Black Tea
Dried oranges give this tea recipe a delicious pop of citrus flavour, while pepper and cinnamon give it some spice. The combination is a full and delicious taste that will remind you of autumn! Check it out on Learning Herbs!
Did you know that tea can be good for kids and babies too? Its nutritional value and soothing properties can be especially calming for cranky babies who are teething. Real Food Outlaws‘ teething tea recipe is a great natural alternative to conventional pain killers.
Calm kid tea
Tea can help calm your little ones down just like it does for you! Natural Living Mamma shows you how to make a soothing beverage for worked up kids from chamomile, catmint, and lemon balm.
Turmeric tea is a great natural alternative to pharmaceutical options when it comes to relieving menstrual cramps and discomfort due to hormone imbalance. Whole New Mom‘s recipe will help you balance estrogen levels and feel better fast.
Pregnancy safe headache tea
Simply being pregnant can be uncomfortable sometimes, so imagine dealing with a head ache at the same time! When you’re pregnant, however, you must be careful what you consume. Ingredients have to be safe for mommy and baby. Real Food Outlaws‘ pregnancy safe headache tea blends chamomile, skullcap, lavender, and lemon to soothe headaches naturally without causing harm.
Vitamin C herbal tea
Especially in the winter, an extra boost of vitamin C can mean the difference between a day out and a day in bed with a cold. Herbal teas can be just the boost you need, and they’re delicious on top of it! Recipes to Nourish shows you how to make a high impact health tea using rose hips, lemon grass, cinnamon, hibiscus, and lemon peel.
Vanilla Earl Grey with cornflowers
Sometimes sticking to the classics is nice! Shake up your favourite Earl Grey taste with a little bit of vanilla and a gorgeous looking hint of cornflower, like Learning Herbs did. You’ll enjoy the combination of a delicious taste you know you like, but with flair.
Tummy tamer tea
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Kids with upset stomachs aren’t always willing to eat, but soothing tea can be easier to keep down. Natural Living Mamma shows you how to make a soothing kids’ tummy tea from calendula, fennel, marshmallow root, and chamomile.
Simple peppermint tea
Herbal teas don’t have to be complicated! The Greenbacks Girl reminds us that a delicious peppermint tea can be made with just dried peppermint and some sugar!
Winter chai tea
Chai tea is one of the most fragrant teas around, and it’s full of flavour too. The combination of spices that blend together in chai tea are perfect for a cold winter’s day. Check out this recipe by Real Food Outlaws!
Sage harvest throat tea
Nothing feels more soothing on a sore, scratchy throat than warm tea! Studio Botanica suggests sage leaves as the perfect brewed remedy for days that are difficult to swallow.
Cold and flu fighting apple green tea
Not every medicinal tea tastes as good as you’d like. A Harmony Healing‘s recipe fixes that by including apple and green tea! It also includes turmeric which, as you’ve learned in these other recipes, can be very soothing!
Giving your immune system a helping hand is never a bad idea! Real Food Outlaws‘ recipe for “immunitea” is designed to do just that. It combines organic ingredients like elderberries, elderflowers, chamomile, rose hips, astraglus, and echinacea to keep you feeling good no matter the weather.
Have you made your own nutritional herbal teas? Are there other recipes you’ve tried that you just can’t wait to share? Tell us about them in the comments!