This simple and iconic calming herbal tea can be served hot or chilled. The reason it’s a classic is because just about everyone gets something from this tea. The ingredients are easy to find online, in local co-ops and are both pretty easy to grow.
I take this tea in the evenings or on super stressful days at work. It’s a very calming herbal tea without putting you to sleep while you’re still at the office. I’ve also given this many pregnant women to help settle their stomachs, so much so that one of their husbands even had the mixture down pact and was on constant standby. While I was pregnant I made this frequently for myself even!
Since this is such a classic and easy recipe its also a fun recipe to come back to after learning more about herbs and putting spins on it. For me I love the basic recipe so I don’t usually add anything to it except for the occasional bit of honey. This is an easy 1:1 ratio, equal parts of each herb and then hot water.
- 1/2 teaspoon dried loose german chamomile
- 1/2 teaspoon dried loose lavender
- 1 mug water
- Boil water
- While water is boiling, add dried herbs to your steeping mechanism and place in mug
- Once water is boiling, pour into mug over steeping mechanism
- Let steep for 5-20 minutes depending on how strong you like the taste (or can wait). I usually last 5-10 minutes before drinking it.
- Remove steeping mechanism
It's ok to make this without a steeping mechanism, once you are done steeping you can either fish the herbs out with a spoon or drink it with the herbs still in it. Your drink will just continue to get stronger the longer it takes you to drink it if you leave the herbs in.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
If your day was extra stressful I highly recommend making this tea while drawing an aromatherapy bath and sipping the tea while soaking.
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