Whether you worship the sun and extend summer as long as possible or count the days until you can make pumpkin everything and put on woolies and a jumper, we have an herbal tea blend for you to enjoy this month.
Summer Herbal Iced Tea
Ingredients for 1L
- 3 fresh basil leaves
- A handful of fresh mint (or 2 tablespoons of dried mint)
- 3 tablespoons of dried hibiscus
- Optional: lemon and agave syrup
Bring water to just below boiling point and pour into a teapot (or pan if you don’t have a teapot). If you arrive too late and the water boiled, let cool in the teapot/pan for 5-10 minutes before placing all the herbs in the water with a strainer or compostable teabag.
Leave to steep and cool down for a few hours. Transfer the tea into a jug, then place in the fridge.
I leave my herbal tea to steep overnight and use ice the next day. Serve cold, with a slice of fresh lemon, and add a tablespoon of agave syrup if you like to sweeten it.
And to really get yourself all soaked up into the herbal goodness, try this cooling herbal bath:
Calming, cooling, and skin nourishing herbal bath
- 1/2 cup of sea salt
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons of dried lavender buds and/or 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 3 tablespoons of calendula/marigold flowers (fresh or dried)
Autumn Immunity Boost
- 1 tablespoon of dried echinacea
- 1 tablespoon of dried elderberry
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon chips
- 1 teaspoon of cloves
- Optional: 1 tablespoon of dried hemp
Instructions for a medium tea pot (4 cups)
Pour your almost-boiling water (90 degrees) into your tea pot. If too hot, wait for the water to cool down to avoid burning the herbs. Using a strainer or compostable tea bag, add the ingredients and keep the pot covered while the herbs steep for 10 minutes or more, according to preference. Enjoy with honey and/or a slice of lemon.
Recipes created by Amandine Ayala, owner, herbalist, and tea alchemist at Bloem & Moi
Amandine is a crazy cat lady, Tea Alchemist and the Founder & CEO of Bloem & Moi. She helps big-hearted business owners to elevate their client experience with a touch of luxury and the gift of bespoke signature tea blends. Arrange a virtual cup of tea and a chat with Amandine and find out how customised gifts can transform your business here: bloemetmoi.com/bespoke
Recipes originally published in our SELF CARE 2021 special edition of SOULACY, included as an exclusive herbal tea booklet created by Bloem & Moi.
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