Winter has arrived, and you may be having the urge to drink all kinds of hot beverages to cope with the freezing season. But instead of buying expensive pre-packaged flavors, try these homemade herbal tea recipes. They're easy, affordable, and most importantly, can be special gifts for your loved ones. So, go ahead. Create these amazing herbal teas yourself, and relish in the advantages of their ardent herbal extracts.
1. Ginger Turmeric Tea:
During this dreary winter season, a warm cup of this tea will refresh you with full of zest and vigor. It is a great immune booster and aids a sick stomach. To make ginger turmeric tea, you need three cups of water. Add one teaspoon of grated ginger and one teaspoon of turmeric root. Boil it on low heat for about fifteen minutes. Add honey and lemon juices for great taste.
2. Lavender Tea:
Lavender is a well-known herb which is usually used while bathing or can be sprayed or kept under your pillows. This promotes good sleep and reduces stress. However, this fragrant flower can be used to make a calming tea. To make this tea, you need a tea strainer into which you have to add 2tbsp. of dried lavender flower. Pour about 3 cups of water over the strainer and let it immerse into it for about 5 minutes. To make the tea more flavoursome you can also add dried mint and a little bit of honey.
3. Nettle Cinnamon Herbal Tea:
This tea has a spicy taste and is loaded with iron and vitamin C. To make this particular tea, you need a bowl, where you'll brew a mixture of nettle (two parts), rose hips (two parts), and cinnamon chips (one part). After mixing, place the bowl aside. Then take a saucepan and boil four cups of water for a few minutes. Remove it from the heat to add 4 tbsp. of mixed herbs. Allow the herbs to get immersed in the boiled water for about 30 minutes. Then boil it again and enjoy the warm tea.
4. Lovely Lemon Tea:
This tea is known to have a rich citrus flavor. It also promotes relaxation. To make this tea, mix lemongrass (three parts), lemon balm (one part), chamomile (one part), and lemon peel (one part), in a bowl. In a tea strainer, add one teaspoon of this mixture and let it immerse in the boiling water for about ten minutes. To add more flavor, you can use honey or fresh lemon wedge before serving.
5. Black Tea with Rose:
This tea has a wonderful aroma of rose petals, which add sweetness. It is so sweetly simple to make. In a bowl, just mix dried rose petals (one part) with dried black tea (one part). In a tea strainer, add one teaspoon of this mixture, and immerse it in one cup of boiling water for just five minutes. To make it more interesting and flavorsome, you can add almonds and/or additional seasonings.
6. Stomach soothing Tea:
Instead of taking medicine, you can try this tea, which has the quality of healing your aching stomach. You just have to take a tea strainer and mix two tsp. of dried mint leaves, ½ tsp. of fennel seeds, and a pinch of ginger. Add this mixture to one cup of boiling water and let it steep for five minutes.
Preparing your own herbal tea is a peaceful practice which helps you to stress less and calm your mind. It is surprisingly simple, and most importantly, provides simple access to the bountiful health benefits of herbs.