Nothing says good scents, good health, and good vibes like a cup of warm herbal tea. Take your tisanes to the next level by accessorizing them with fabulous fresh herbs.
These 3 herbal tea recipes are terrifically tasty and absolutely cozy. You’ll be sipping on them every night until summer (and then you make them iced!).
Start with a great tea and Garden Inspired Living has a beautiful assortment of loose leaf teas. Some of our favorites.
1. Moroccan Mint Tea
This simple recipe transforms a green tea from basic to chic by simply adding a few mint leaves. Traditionally accessorized with spearmint, Moroccan Mint tea is sweet, caffeinated, and fresh, firing up the senses. If you want to play with your options, check out this delicious green tea and accessorize it with traditional mint leaves! It tastes just as good.
- 1 Tbsp gunpowder green tea leaves
- 1 large handful spearmint leaves, washed (or other variety)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 3-4 Tbsp sugar
- Bring water to a rolling boil.
- Remove from heat and add mint leaves.
- Steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on desired strength.
- Add sweetener and enjoy!
2. Simple Lemon Thyme Tea
Lemon tea is a classic congestion fighter. Accessorize it with fresh thyme, and you’ve got a doubly effective cold combatant. (Thyme is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral.) Besides, this simple herbal tea just tastes really good. Drink it in the morning to hydrate fully and decrease your appetite!
- 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1 cup boiling water
- Cut 1 lemon wedge
- Honey, to sweeten
- Bring water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add thyme leaves. Let steep 15-20 minutes.
- Remove thyme from water and squeeze lemon into the tea. Sweeten with honey and enjoy!
3. Pineapple Sage Tea
Most people think of savory meats and rich pork when they think of sage. Turns out sage also pairs fantastically with pineapple! Sage herbal tea is extraordinary for you and, by adding, a little bit of pineapple to the mixture, you’re adding natural sweeteners and exciting flavors.
- 1 Pineapple
- 2 Tbsp sage leaves
- 2 cups of water
- Bring water to a boil.
- Wash pineapple and cut into square pieces.* Add pineapple peel to the boiling water. Let simmer for 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat entirely and place sage in water. Let steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Strain, pour in cup, and serve!
*If you don’t want to worry about peeling a pineapple and want it iced, use pineapple juice to make ice cubes and add to your sage tea after steeping.