A hot cup of herbal tea is good medicine. This particular blend will keep you warm and hydrated when spring weather is fickle. So cozy up with this delicious brew and enjoy some healing soul time.

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

This spring blend will also aid in digestion so you can cleanse the heavier winter foods from your body and prepare your for more lightness.

You can use a teaspoon or tablespoon to measure each part. Put them in a mason jar and mix the herbs together. When you’re ready to brew a cup, place 1 or 2 teaspoons of the mixture into a teapot or a strainer, pour nearly boiling water over the herbs, steep covered for 5-10 minutes, or until the flavor is to your liking. (Steeping the tea with a cover 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.