Easy DIY Stress Relief Tea | Home Herb School | Get Recipe

I found a link to this recipe in my email this morning and had to share. It’s perfect for these dark times in which we find ourselves.


During times of uncertainty and overwhelm, the best support comes from an easy DIY stress relief tea. It is simple to make and calms stressed-out nerves.

For the main recipe follow this link: Easy DIY Stress Relief Tea | Home Herb School | Get Recipe

10 DIY Herbal Tea Recipes

We’ve been discussing water this week. One way to get water is through herbal tea. You get double benefit through herbal tea as well. When discussing food as medicine, herbal tea is an excellent way to immerse your body in healing and rejuvenating anti-oxidants, micro-nutrients and phytonutrients.  Making your own herbal blends is the best way to do this.

So, why not just throw a tea bag in some hot water? The tea bags are getting newer, better and fancier, with special pyramid shapes for better “infusions”. However, these new fangled tea bags come at a cost. According to an article from Dr. Joseph Mercola, research indicates many tea bags contain a variety of plastics including, nylon, rayon thermoplastic, PVC or polypropylene, all cancer causing agents. You may be asking if these  “plastic” bags are dangerous. Let’s put it this way, water boils at 212 degrees. Nylon breaks down at a temperature below 169 degrees. So, chances are, if you’re using a tea bag, there’s plastic in your tea. That’s why I encourage you to make your own blends.

Making your own blends is very easy and fun. When you make your own blends, you can tailor it to your taste, and they taste amazing. It’s fun to experiment with different combinations. All you need is a tea pot and a strainer. You can get fancy tea stuff if you want, but that’s not necessary. You can get a set of 3 tea strainers at Amazon for $10 and a nice stone teapot for $15. To make the tea, just put a few spoonfuls of your blend into the pot, add boiling water and let it steep. Then, pour the tea into a mug, using one of the mini strainers to catch the loose leafs.

There are literally an infinite number of combinations, when it comes to blending tea. You really are limited to your imagination. But, to get you started, I’ve gathered together 9 delicious combinations, as well as one recipe to make your own chai tea concentrate. That’s right, now you can make your own Chai Latte’s at home…without the added sugar or artificial sugar that comes in the pre-made store bought versions!  ENJOY!

From: Recipes to Nourish

From: Nourishing Simplicity

From: Real food Outlaws

From: The Greenbacks Gal

From: Recipes to Nourish

From: A Delightful Home

From: Nourishing simplicity

From: Real Food Outlaws

Immunitea (Wellness herbal tea)

From: Real Life Outlaws

Immunitea (wellness herbal tea)

Anti-Inflammatory Weight Loss Tea

From: Natural Fit foodie

Anti-Inflammatory Weight Loss Tea

1 minute videos: Health Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

This week for 1 minute videos,

I’m focusing on some of the world’s healthiest teas.

Today…Hibiscus Tea


 

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Hibiscus tea is made from the hibiscus flower. According to my research, the tea is sour and sometimes called “sour tea”, with  a flavor slightly reminiscent to cranberry.

Going into this week of covering different types of tea, I assumed that matcha tea  probably had the highest anti-oxidant content. But, after watching a video from nutritionfacts.org, I may have been mistaken. Could Hibiscus be healthier?

According to the video, a study done in 2011 on the anti-oxidant content of 3100 foods, shows that HIBISCUS TEA has a higher anti-oxidant content than MATCHA TEA!

Yes, you read that right.

The study looked at the anti-oxidant content of  283 beverages.

The video reviewed a few, here’s how they scored: (1)

  • Scoring 0
    • water
    • Red bull
  • Scoring  1
    • Pepsi
    • Coke
    • Milk
  • Scoring 5
    • white wine
  • Scoring 13
    • Red tea
  • Scoring 23
    • Black tea
  • Scoring 36
    • Green tea
  • Scoring 38
    • Red wine
  • Scoring 39
    • Grape juice
  • Scoring 40
    • Espresso
  • Scoring 47
    • Coffee
  • Scoring 100
    • Matcha Tea
  • Scoring 132
    • HIBISCUS TEA!!!!

Wow! Who knew? 

See the infographic and today’s 1 minute video below for other health benefits.

The video below is not the video sited above.

If you’re interested in seeing the sited video,

FOLLOW THIS LINK.

That’s it for our week of tea! I hope you enjoyed this and learned something new.

Until next time…

Namaste my friends.

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SOURCES:

  1. Healthier than green tea?

1 minute videos: Health Benefits of Tulsi Tea

This week for 1 minute videos,

I’m focusing on some of the world’s healthiest teas.

Today…Tulsi Tea


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Tulsi tea, also known as Holy Basil, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for thousands of years (1,2). It is considered the most popular beverage in India. In fact, it’s so common that many families in India grow the plant in their homes. (2)

The main health benefit for Tulsi/holy basil is that it is an adaptogen. An adaptogen is “a non-toxic substance that will increase your resistance to stress…fatigue…anxiety, and trauma.” (2)

See the infographic and today’s 1 minute video below for other health benefits.

Until next time…

Namaste my friends.

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SOURCES:

  1. Featured image and other info: https://www.herbalteasonline.com/tulsi-tea-holy-basil-tea.php
  2. Organic Tulsi Tea – The Healthiest Alternative for Coffee

1 minute videos: Health Benefits of White Tea

This week for 1 minute videos,

I’m focusing on some of the world’s healthiest teas.

Today…White Tea


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White tea is also called “virgin tea”, because it is the least processed tea available. The tea leaves are “young” leaves, which are picked from the plant at about 8 days growth. This is peak time for nutrients and anti-oxidants, as well as flavor. Basically, the leaves are simply picked and dehydrated, without any further processing.

See the infographic and video below for the health benefits of white tea.

 

Until next time…

Namaste my friends.

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SOURCES:

  1. What is white tea
  2. FEATURED IMAGE: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/beverage/white-tea.html

1 minute videos: Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

This week for 1 minute videos,

I’m focusing on some of the world’s healthiest teas.

Today…Matcha Green Tea


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Along with my rooibos tea, I allow myself one cup of Matcha tea every morning, despite the caffeine. Who can pass up drinking Matcha tea with all the health benefits? It is a truly amazing tea! Just how healthy? Take a look at the infographic below, as well as today’s one minute video.

Until next time…

Namaste my friends.

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1 minute videos: Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea

This week for 1 minute videos,

I’m focusing on some of the world’s healthiest teas, beginning with my personal favorite:

(HINT: It’s the base for the detox tea I’ve been drinking!)


I lived in England for almost 4 years. During that time, I learned to love their wonderful and delicious British tea, realizing just how poorly we Americans make tea. We’re coffee drinkers after all! I actually don’t like coffee! I’m a tea drinker all the way and always have been.  Upon my return to the states, I was spoiled by the robust and delicious nature of British tea and missed it dearly. I did find some actual British tea in an international grocery store, for which I was extremely grateful. Then I had to give up (or at least cut back on) caffeine, and decaf black tea just isn’t the same.

(I’m a bit of a tea snob if you can’t tell).

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In one of my first courses in school, I learned of the health benefits of herbal tea.  One of the assignments in that class was to research different herbal teas, try some of them and report on the experience, including the health benefits. I tried MANY, MANY, MANY, but found them all to be weak, and flavorless, tasting remarkably like hot water, compared to the robust black tea to which I had become accustomed.

That’s when I discovered ROOIBOS TEA.

The taste is very similar to black tea, but with a slightly woodsy taste. It’s delicious! AND, it’s super healthy and considered by many to be healthier than green tea, but without the caffeine. It has become part of my daily routine, and has replaced my soda addiction!

(A HUGE step! If you are a follower of mine, you’ll know just how huge!)

Here’s the 1 minute video for today, highlighting the benefits of Rooibos Tea.

Until next time…

Namaste my friends.

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Thankful Thursday: Some Past Highlights

For today’s Thankful Thursday, I dug through all of my past articles, even going back to the series’ meager beginnings as Press-it Thursday.   I love all of the articles, and had a hard time choosing. There were so many wonderful recipes, articles and bloggers from which to choose. I decided to  choose some that gave a bit of variety. So, below you’ll find everything from herbal teas to face masks and more. ENJOY!

10 Herbal Teas for Health

By: How to Provide for your Family

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“Famous Failures” 

By: TheCagedBirdSings

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 Three Masks for a

Magnificent Complexion

By: Simply Serene

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Date Sugar

By: Sukkari Life

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8 Cuts Every Cook Should Know

By: International Recipes

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If you’d like to take a look at my other articles from this series…

follow the links below:

Thankful Thursday

and

Press-it Thursday 

Have a beautiful

and

blessed day everyone!

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Press-It Thursday: Tea Time- 10 Herbal Teas for Health – How to Provide

Rachel Falco, author of the blog, HOW TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY, is a farming and homesteading expert. Rachel and her husband run a 20 acre C.S.A, (Community Supported Agriculture) homestead, which contains multiple species of poultry. Rachel says she has a “passion is for teaching others to become self-reliant, demonstrating how to provide their own food supply and to inspire and educate the next generation of farmers. ”  To read more about C.S.A.’s, Rachel’s beliefs and about starting your own homestead, visit their site.

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Rachel Falco and her husband, author of How to Provide for your Family

On Rachel’s site, I found a great article about herbal teas.  Herbal teas are a wonderful way to hydrate your body, all while receiving an infusion healing vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phytonutrients. If you’d like more information about mixing different herbs together, see my 10 DIY Herbal Tea recipes article.

The herbal tea article on Rachel’s site lists 10 different herbal teas, from Chamomile to Dandelion and what each can do to help to heal you.

To see the full article, please visit Rachel at How to Provide for your Family: Tea Time: 10 Herbal Teas for Health – How to Provide

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