DIY Blending Your Own Tea
Making your own tea and blending herbs can be confusing as well as intimidating. Personally, it took me a few months to feel confident but over time…it all really doesn’t matter -just so it tastes good to you. Yep, that’s right…just don’t worry about it! Tea blending is all in what you love, taste, and feel. That’s it! Begin by having some kind of journal so you can write down the tea blends you tried. You can make a note or use faces…I love using those emoji faces! Kinds of Teas, Herbs, Spices, and Essential Oils (just a few of the most popular and flavorful) Base Tea: Black, White, Roboos, Green, Oolong, Fruit, Macha Add a dash: Ginger, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Mints, Cinnamon, Clove, Cayenne Pepper Aroma delight: One drop of essential oil like orange, peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, lemon Flower Herbs: Elder Flower, Hibiscus, Rose Petal, Rose Hips, Lavender Medicinal Herbs: (Top herbs to have on hand especially cold and flu season) Ginger, Elderberry, garlic, Marshmallow, Elder Flower, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Yarrow, Dandelion leaf or Root Here are a few tips that I hope you will find helpful in your journey of tea blending. Once you find the group of herbs you like, make a label naming your new tea and put the ingredients of herbs on the label. Naming the most used herb first.Tip 1: Fighting an illness:Taste-of-Herbs-Flavor-Wheel-Packet
- Look at the link above even print it out to help you.
- Find how your feeling or what you’re trying to fight.
- Pick 3 herbs based on the chart. Blend only a cup of the herbs. Use 1 tsp for the herb that is needed to be the strongest. The other 2 use 1/2 tsp, and if one is a mint use only a sprinkle.
- Blend 2 herbs. Pick a flower or medicinal herb. Pick one dash and an aroma delight.
- Only make one cup of tea using a 2 tsp of your choice herb and ½ tsp of your dash, brew and you’re ready to drink your cup add your drop of essential oil.
- Elderberry both berry and the flower (I make a syrup to keep in the fridge all year round!)
- Golden Seal, Yarrow, and Echinacea, (not the best tasting but sure powerful in helping aid in fevers, coughs, and upper respiratory)
- Ginger and orange peel, and rose hips (gotta have flavor…these are not only medicinal but packed with flavor)
- The above spices can be substituted for essential oils only one drop per cup. peppermint, ginger, clove bud, lemon, or orange