Updated: Nov 18, 2021
Herbal Summer Teas: Feel Extraordinary Leading a healthy lifestyle often gives the impression that it’s merely a grueling and slow process. Well, we’re here to dispose you of that notion. We’ve put together a few of our favorite summer, iced tea recipes that are healthy, vibrant, and against all odds, completely and entirely enjoyable! Oh, and they’re pretty too. 😊 If you like what you see, not to worry, we have plenty of other delicious tricks up our sleeves. Schedule your herbal consultation to find out how you should be enjoying being healthy.
Ingredients: • 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves • 4 cups water • 2 cups pureed peaches, chilled • Fresh mint leaves for garnish Instructions: Steep mint leaves in boiling water for three minutes, allow mint tea mixture to cool completely. Cut up one or two peaches, your choice, and strain them saving as much peach juice as you can. Do not be afraid to mush up the peaches further to encourage more juice from them. Combine the cool mint tea you created earlier with your peach juice mixture. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and enjoy your refreshing creation! Benefits: Antioxidant boost and helps to lower inflammation. Lemon Lavender
Ingredients: • 1/4 cup fresh lemon balm leaves, chopped OR 1 tablespoon dried leaves • 1 tablespoon fresh lavender buds OR 2 teaspoons dried buds • 2 cups hot water • 2 cups cold water and ice • Fresh lemon for garnish Instructions: Steep lemon balm and lavender in hot, about 90-degree, water about three minutes. Add cold water and ice. To serve: Serve with additional ice and add some lemon wedges to make it fancy. Benefits: Calms the nerves and aids in digestion. Secret Tip: For added depth and flavor to this lovely iced tea, sneak in some cardamom seeds with the lemon balm and lavender to steep! You will be surprised at what your taste buds will discover. The Belly Burner (no it’s not as painful as it sounds!)
Ingredients: • 1/3 cup fresh ginger slices • 4 cups water • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange zest • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar, optional • About 1 cup cold water and/or ice cubes • Orange slices for garnish Instructions: In a medium saucepan, simmer water and ginger together for fifteen to twenty minutes. The longer you allow the ginger to simmer the spicier your tea. Add the orange zest and remove from head. Quickly stir in honey (or sugar). Strain, then cool. Serve over ice with orange slices as a garnish. Benefits: Metabolism booster and helps with nausea. We hope you enjoy these health boosting, delicious tea recipes as much as we have! Don’t forget your herbal consultation! Schedule now and reveal how to maximize the benefits of every day herbs in your quest for healthy living.