A hot cup of herbal tea will keep you warm and hydrated when spring weather is fickle.
This simple spring blend will also aid in digestion so you can cleanse the heavier winter foods from your body and prepare your for more lightness.
2 parts lavender
1 part calendula
1 part lemon balm
1 part red clover blossom
1 part rose hips
1 part dandelion leaf
1 part pansy or rose petals
1/4 part stevia leaf, optional, or honey
You can place a teaspoon of each into a mason jar or empty spice jar, mix, and store for additional use. When you’re ready to brew a cup, place 1 or 2 teaspoons of the mixture into a teapot or a strainer, pour boiling water over tea, steep covered for 5-10 minutes, or until the flavor is to your liking. (Steeping covered ensures the volatile oils remain in the tea instead of escaping into the air.)
Oh, and the pansy? I just wanted to try brewing flower petals from my garden. It didn’t add any flavor, but it sure was pretty!
I buy all of my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs via mail order because there isn’t an apothecary or herbal supply store anywhere near my home.