- 1 tsp. Base with earthy or woody constituents.
- 2-3 tsp. Flavor with fruits and/or florals
- 1-2 tsp. Green or White tea Leaves for antioxidant properties.
This is a mere suggestion I have found to work well for a full and satisfying, albeit therapeutic infusion. When using fresh plants, be certain the plants have not been sprayed and are safe to drink. Some florals are not intended for consumption and other aerial plant parts are toxic. Stick with pre-packaged tea bags and commercial loose teas to get the feel for creating the perfect blend. Eventually, this will become second nature as you spend more time with the plants themselves. You will instinctively choose flavors and herbs that will address your needs, similar to why our bodies develop cravings.I am a fan of “Traditional Medicinals” brand teas; herbal infusions naturally designed to address symptoms.
v 1 Madagascar Vanilla Red Rooibos
v 2 Black Cherry or Dark Berry
v 1 “Fusion red, white & blueberry tea
v 1 “Traditional Medicinals PMS” blend
v 2 Echinacea Elder by “Traditional Medicinals”
v 1-2 “Fusion red, white & blueberry”
v 2 Orange Spice
v 1 “Traditional Medicinals Think-Q Ginko”
v 1 white tea
v 1 Earl Grey (fermented black tea) “Twinings” is known for safe, high quality
v 2 “Gypsy Cold Care” by “Traditional Medicinals”
v 1 white teaGive botanical tisanes a try like these fresh growing flowers and herbs whilst it is summertime: v Lavender/Anise Hyssop and Rose Petals
v Spearmint/Spicy oregano
v Lemon Thyme/Lavender.
v Hibiscus or JasminePotentiate the potion with dried plants and commercial blends to substantiate these fresh infusions.
Enjoy slow infusions extracted by the sun as well as a steeped, freshly brewed cup. Be it the Summer or Winter solstice, stay safe and healthy all year long with home brewed infusions, regardless of your hemisphere.