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Herbal Tea Recipes/ christmas presents

Here's my newest collection of herbal tea recipes. These are ones I have found from various places (I've posted elsewhere a couple of sites), that I selected because most of the ingredients are things I grow.


HEADACHE SOOTHER TEA
equal parts:
Lavender
Chamomile
Rosemary
Mint
Bee balm

INSOMNIA TEA
1.5 oz vervain
1 oz chamomile
.5 oz spearmint

MEMORY ZEST TEA
1 part ginkgo
1 part gotu kola and peppermint leaves
1 part red clover tops
1 part rosemary leaves
1 part ginger root
a pinch of stevia.

LESS STRESS TEA
1 part chamomile
1 part mint
1 part calendula flowers

CALMING TEA 1
1 oz Lemon balm
1 oz Chamomile flowers
1/2 oz St Johns Wort
½ oz Lavender

CALMING TEA 2
1 Part Sage
1 Part Thyme
1 Part Marjoram
1 Part Chamomile

MELLOW MOOD TEA
1 teaspoon chamomile flowers
1 teaspoon lavender spikes
1 teaspoon kava leaves
1 teaspoon lemon balm leaves
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 spray valerian flowers

NATURAL CONCENTRATION TEA
1 part Calendula
1 part mint,
1 part sage (flowers only)
1 part yarrow leaves

SOOTHING TEA
1 part mint
1 part hyssop
1 part oregano
1 part parsley
1 part lemon balm

UPSET STOMACH TEA
8 oz Peppermint leaves
8 oz Lemon Balm leaves
8 oz Fennel seeds

FLORAL FANTASY TEA
3 parts Lavender
3 parts Yarrow
1 part Chamomile
1 part Stevia

SPICED ANISE TEA
4 parts Anise Hyssop
1 part Cinnamon
1 part Vanilla Bean
1 part Cloves

DEVOTED REMEMBRANCE TEA
3 parts Rosemary
3 parts Lavender
3 parts Marjoram
2 parts Anise Hyssop

DARK ROSE TEA
2 parts Rose Hips
3 parts Anise Hyssop
3 parts Yarrow
1 part Bergamot

AROMATIC MINT TEA
2 parts Spearmint
1 part Marjoram
1 part Sweet Woodruff
1 part Sage

GOOD START TEA
2 parts Yarrow
2 parts Rose Hips
2 parts Lavender
1 part Marjoram
1 part Stevia

CHOCOLATE MINT TEA
4 parts Chocolate Mint
3 parts Lavender
2 parts Sweet Woodruff
1 part Stevia

BLACK LICORICE TEA
2 parts Anise Hyssop
2 parts Bergamot
2 parts Marjoram
2 parts Spearmint

EVERYTHING & MORE TEA
1 part Lavender
1 part Yarrow
1 part Anise Hyssop
1 part Stevia
1 part Spearmint
1 part Bergamot
1 part Rose Hips
1 part Calendula

LOVE CHARM TEA
3 parts Yarrow
1 part Lavender
1 part Anise Hyssop
1 part Spearmint

LEMONY SAGE TEA
Sage
Lemon Balm
Lemon Zest

HAPPY TUMMY TEA
Mint
Ginger
Lemon Balm
Fennel
Chamomile

MAYTIME TEA
3 T Chamomile
2 tsp Rosemary
2 tsp Mint
2 tsp crushed Coriander seed
1 T Bee Balm

SORE THROAT SOOTHER
Thyme
Sage
Ginger

ORCHARD TEA
3 T Chamomile
3 T Lemon Balm
1 T Fennel Seed
1 tsp crushed Coriander seed
1 tsp snipped dried apricot


I'm hard at work drying herbs and making tea blends!

The last couple years I made actual tea bags, filled bags, punched holes, tied string through them, tied on a rainbowgardener label, put them in hand painted boxes for Christmas presents. But it was very time consuming. So this year I found these cute little tea canisters for 60 cents each:

https://www.enjoyingtea.com/smensqca1oz.html

so I'm just filling those and will give sets of them, with a tea infuser spoon

(these are cute and I got them with personalized RainbowGardener Organic Teas labels:

https://www.hansonellis.com/heart-tea-infuser.html)

Then to make it a present I make up gift baskets (you can get baskets very cheap at the thrift stores) with homemade soaps, candles, packets of my saved seeds, and/or whatever else I'm doing ... Might try some lotion or bath oil this year, haven't done those before. Wrap the basket pretty with colored plastic wrap and ribbons and you have a present that would be very expensive in the store, but costs little in money (but lots in time and loving energy).
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I just checked and the link to the tea infuser didn't seem to work, though it looks right, so I am trying again:

https://www.hansonellis.com/heart-tea-infuser.html
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WOW! Can I be on your gift list? :) Sounds yummy.
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I'm coming back to read this more thoroughly. 8)
I want to be on her gift list, too. :()

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Put you on my list! :) Last year I also filled used cookie tins with biscotti, including lavender biscotti. Biscotti are nice to do for gifts because they keep well.
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Oh man, my kitchen is a mess right now, with leaves all over the floor, every surface covered with trays and jars and vials, but it sure does smell wonderful! Busy drying and distilling herbs. I have little vials now of oil of mint, lavender, and sage. Since I have so much basil, I think I will try making some basil oil this year. I think it has a lot of medicinal uses and is reputed to "improve memory, sharpen the mind, and relieve depression."

:)
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Wow, those gifts sound great. Nice and homey you are very creative. I tried to make home made soaps once it was a disaster, the soap became hard and didn't lather up nice. Anyone would enjoy those tea gifts.

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I love tea. These all sound great.

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Benefits of herbal tea

Hi..Thanks a lot for recipes for herbal tea.I would like to share some benefits of herbal tea.
-It gives calm and relaxed state of mind
-Better for heart health
-It nourishes the nervous system
-It provides antioxidants to the body
-helps to avoid colds
-It is caffeine free and tastes great

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Herbal Teas

Rainbowgardener, thanks so much for the recipes, links, and ideas. You are so creative. :)
Happy Gardening :)

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A dear friend had a birthday yesterday. I gave her a birthday dinner of salad (1/2 the ingredients from my garden), broccoli cheese crepes (all the broccoli from my garden), and lavender chocolate cake with lavender syrup -- so yum--lavender from last year's garden.

Then I gave her a gift basket with 3 little cannisters of teas, 5 plants in 3" pots, and a jar of home-made hand cream, lavender/sage scented.

It was my first time doing the hand cream, but if you have the right ingredients, it is super easy. It is just emulsifying wax and oil (I used refined avocado oil) and the essential oils for fragrance.
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My 66th birthday is today.
The meal u prepared sounded deliicious.
I am visiting son and wife in NJ for holidays

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Herbal tea recipes

I finally have a little time and found your recipes for the herbal teas and wanted to tell you thanks so much for posting them. I have a small herb garden and wanted to start doing some recipes like these. Thanks again.

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Note to Rainbowgardener

Could you please post the recipe for the hand cream or any of the other items you mentioned in your post? I would really appreciate having them.
Thanks so much for your post.

A dear friend had a birthday yesterday. I gave her a birthday dinner of salad (1/2 the ingredients from my garden), broccoli cheese crepes (all the broccoli from my garden), and lavender chocolate cake with lavender syrup -- so yum--lavender from last year's garden.

Then I gave her a gift basket with 3 little cannisters of teas, 5 plants in 3" pots, and a jar of home-made hand cream, lavender/sage scented.

It was my first time doing the hand cream, but if you have the right ingredients, it is super easy. It is just emulsifying wax and oil (I used refined avocado oil) and the essential oils for fragrance.
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i have found herb companion has good recipes for a variety of herbal
soaps, handcreams, etc.

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