There is just something about a warm cup of herbal tea in the evening to make me all warm and cozy before bed. Or let's face it, any cold day in winter :) I love playing scientist in the kitchen mixing and blending different herbs and flowers and infusing them with essential oils. I wanted something light and citrusy for spring so I combined hibiscus, rose hips, lemongrass and dried orange peal with a splash of Citrus Fresh Vitality essential oil and I am in love! Here is my latest herbal tea blend.
1/2 cup organic dried lemongrass
2 tbsp organic rose hip seeds
2 tbsp organic dried hibiscus flowers
2 tsp organic dried orange peel
10-20 drops Citrus Fresh Vitality essential oil
- Add drops of essential oil to mason jar, truing to cover inside of jar.
- Add dried herbs/flowers to mason jar
- Add lid and and shake well to mix. I like to turn the jar on its side and and mix with a rolling motion.
- Leave sealed for three days, mixing the tea inside once a day to infuse.
- Add 1 tsp to hot boiling water, steep and enjoy!
Lets learn a little more about these ingredients
Some benefits include: packed with antioxidants, may help lower blood pressure, blood fat levels, and boost liver health, promote weight loss, support cellular health and could help fight bacteria.
Some benefits include: Boost immune system, aid in weight loss, aid digestive system, Support heart health, and may prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Some benefits include: Help with digestion, weight loss, Lower blood pressure and support heart health, boost the immune system and is packed with antioxidants.
Check out my blog from last week to learn more about Citrus Fresh and a delicious Fruit Tart recipe too! http://naturallyyl.com/blog/6226/easy-fruit-tart