DIY Winter Tea For Holiday Gift Giving

December 3, 2014

DIY Winter Tea For Holiday Gift GivingTea. Oh how I ADORE tea. My word. Tea can literally change my mood in seconds. And the healing powers? Oh my! I could talk about those for days and days.

During the colder months, it is very important to nourish our bodies with warm, stress relieving teas. Stress is one of the best ways to tank your immune system. I know we can’t be totally stress free so in order to protect our immune system, why not enjoy a delicious tea that helps bring us back to center?

This tea sounds a bit crazy ingredient wise. Its only because you probably haven’t heard of a few of the ingredients. But trust me, everything comes together perfectly. I have worked hard to create this blend so please don’t tinker with it too much. You will find that the flavors go off quite easily if you don’t use the right proportions.

You can double, triple, or quadruple this recipe and create a lovely holiday gift of tea for family and friends. This tea can be stored in a mason jar that you decorate yourself.

Are you ready for this Winter Tea recipe??? Let’s get to work.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon bark
  • 1/4 cup Sarsaparilla root
  • 1/4 cup Orange peel
  • 1/2 cup Licorice root
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons Cardamom (hulled)
  • 2 tablespoons Cloves (optional – I know some people are not fans of the taste)

Directions

  1. Combine everything in a large glass bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Store in a mason jar or similar jar with a tight fitting lid.

I like to steep 2 tablespoons in about 10 ounces of water. I don’t sweeten it but you could use honey and it would taste divine. Try not to use sugar. That is another sure fire way to lower your immune system!

This tea stores well for about 12 months but trust me, it will not last that long.

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Carlos Alvarez December 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Great DIY recipe, how much easier can it get with only two steps to follow. I love natural teas – will try this out this week!

Thanks for sharing Lindy.

Carlos

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