Tonifying and tasty this Daily Wellness Tea is perfect hot or iced, anytime of the day. Hibiscus and sarsaparilla create a beautiful peach-colored, slightly sweet drink. It’s an all around supportive and nutritive tea I keep stocked in my pantry and especially enjoy as weather warms up. Find the ingredients of this tea blend at your local apothecary or online at Mountain Rose Herbs.
SARSAPARILLA is delicious. With warm notes of vanilla, you’ll not only benefit from its lovely flavor but also its anti-inflammatory qualities. It’s been known to soothe skin conditions, act as a diuretic, and also as an alterative (blood purifier).
RED RASPBERRY is a go-to herb for female reproductive health. It tones the uterus and pelvic muscles and is high in magnesium, potassium, iron, and b-vitamins.
NETTLES has countless benefits. I especially enjoy it during springtime, when pollen is high. I view it as one of the most widely applicable herbs in my apothecary and often add it to tea blends regardless of the tea’s purpose. Nettles supports the whole body, is highly nutritive, and a wonderful detox aid.
HIBISCUS is another delicious tea. The beautiful ruby colored petals create a sour-sweet tea. I love straight hibiscus iced tea with an orange wedge during the summer months. Hibiscus is an astringent and cooling flower with diuretic qualities. It has also been used to rejuvenate skin and lower cholesterol.
LEMONGRASS is most known for its uses in Thai cooking. It has also been used for stomach and respiratory disorders as well as to treat high cholesterol.
PEPPERMINT is a popular herb in tea blends. It’s cooling properties are pleasant and well known to calm digestion and soothe the respiratory system.
ROSE HIPS are the fruit of a rose. They are astringent, demulcent, high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and often used during a cold or flu.
- 1 pt Sarsaparilla
- 1 pt Red Raspberry
- ½ pt Nettles
- ¼ pt Hibiscus
- ¼ pt Lemongrass
- ¼ pt Peppermint
- ⅛ pt Rose Hips
- Combine each type of loose, dried tea in a bowl. And scoop about 1 Tbsp into tea infuser of choice (cotton tea bag, metal infuser, etc). Let infuse for 5-10 minutes and enjoy either hot or over ice.