I don’t believe Mother ever knew about specific tea blends, because if she had, we certainly would have indulged in them. After all, the price of herbal tea leaves is quite inexpensive. It’s having the knowledge that does not really come with a price tag, but with time. For many of us, time is costly, because it can take you away from doing other things.
The following are time-honored blends that can be made with tea bags, dried herbs, or a combination of both.
Wicked Influenza Blend: This herbal tea blend is for the flu. Drink it warm if one has the chills or drink it cool if one feels feverish. One needs equal parts of elder and peppermint.
For Women Only: This herbal tea blend is for hormone balance and tension relief during PMS. One needs equal parts of chaste berry and skullcap. If one adds a dash of vanilla, it will lift one’s spirits.
Time to Sleep: This herbal tea blend helps to ease tension, anxiety, and restlessness before bed. One needs equal parts of chamomile and hops. One can sweeten it with honey, which also has sedative properties.
Sweet Melancholy: This herbal tea blend helps to strengthen the nerves and chase the cloud of sadness away. One needs equal parts of chamomile and skullcap or equal parts of chamomile and vervain.
Getting that Breath: This herbal tea blend is for immediate relief, a bronchia dilator, cleansing and invigorating. Drink it as a hot tea. One needs equal parts of butcher’s broom and green tea.
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