Drinking herbal tea is an exceptionally guilt-free experience for me because it has no caffeine, no tannin, no calories; it tastes delicious and is pretty inexpensive. If drinking it doesn’t come natural to you, you can easily start a daily routine of tea drinking by adding it your breakfast or early morning snack.
The benefits of drinking herbal tea have been proven for centuries. Each herb has its own unique benefits. While some can help with your nerves, others can wake you up. Another host of herbs can reduce nausea and others unclog your head.
Whether it’s cold summer tea or warm winter tea, by growing a bed or two of your your favorite tea herbs, you’ll have enough yummy tea to make it in either case.
An extra benefit of making your own herbal tea is the fragrance. Pluck off some leaves from your favorite tea herb like chamomile, peppermint, spearmint or fennel and you’re all set.
When you get ready to make your tea, use a generous teaspoon of dried herbs for each cup of tea. If you are brewing a pot of tea put one teaspoon per cup (plus use an additional teaspoon for better results).
Because your fresh tea herbs are not as potent and the dried ones, you’ll want to use more of them. Try 2 to 3 teaspoons for each cup of tea.
You can make your own custom tea mix from a number of herbs, which I think is better than only using one. Add lemongrass or rosehip to your beebalm tea for a tangy, citrus tea.
Here are some of the best herbs to use in teas:
You might also enjoy one of the mints, lemon balm, or lemongrass in your next cup of tea.
Be aware that herbal teas make great gifts—it does not cost much and your friends and family members will certainly appreciate it.
Good luck with your herb gardening. Be sure to let me know how your herb garden grows.