This relaxing herbal tea is my go to tea after a long day of work, made with chamomile, raspberry leaf, dandelion and white willow. These herbs help to sooth sore muscles, relax your body and overall make you feel relieved. Every time I drink this teas I sigh in relief for yet another successful and productive day.
Relief is not the only thing this sweet herbal tea recipe can provide, check out the dozens of benefits from each individual herb and this is just naming a few!
- Treats indigestion, bloating and heartburn
- Treats fevers and chills
- Treats fevers
Raspberry Leaf Benefits
- Regulates hormones
- Purifies the skin
- Treats the flu
- Treats respiratory disorders
- Treats canker sores, coldsores, and gingivitis
White Willow Benefits
- Natural alternative to Aspirin
- Treats headaches
- Pain reliever
- Treats arthritis
The good news is, it’s really easy to make!
1. Choose a Tea Bag
- Reusable unbleached cotton tea bags
- Disposable unbleached paper tea bags
2. Fill Tea Bag with Herbs
3. Boil Water
4. Cover and Steep for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
…and that’s it.
The easiest way for me to make my tea every morning and night is in a mason jar. I am constantly on the go and I have made it a habit to always bring tea and water with me. Thermoses always keep the tea hot for way to long. Mason jars take about 30 minutes to cool down enough to bring with me and it is the most perfect hand warmer ever! Mason jars also allow me to make larger batches so the tea lasts me longer.
I am always drinking different herbal teas and I have yet to get sick this winter, and I don’t plan on it. Different herbs, barks, berries, etc have so many benefits that if you are consistently rotating and drinking a variety of herbs you are more than likely going to be in great health!
- 1/2 tsp chamomile
- 1/2 tsp raspberry leaf
- 1/2 tsp dandelion; flowers, stems
- 1/2 tsp willow bark; aka white willow
- 1 quart purified water
- Put herbs in either a reusable cotton tea bag or a disposable tea bag.
- Boil water
- Cover and Steep for 30-60 minutes
- If you use disposable tea sacks as opposed to reusable cotton sacks you can make a larger batch for the days ahead to save time.
Where to Buy Ingredients
Mountain Rose Herbs has an extensive variety of organic herbs, spices, and teas. I recommend these guys whole heartedly. Frontier is the other major brand that supplies most local herb shops. I have found these herbs at my local health market Dawson’s Market as well as Smile Herb at 4908 Berwyn rd. College Park, MD 20740
Recommended Tea Tools
I learned something new while doing my tea tool research. Ball and Kerr lids both have BPA, Tattler’s lid and rings however do not. Tattler’s “reusable” lids and rings also guarantees to last a lifetime, while the other lids rust easily and need to be replaced often.[AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”B00CAO32IG, B000Q43NJK, B000KDW9MO”]