Brew a cup of calming tea and enjoy it!

Making a good herbal tea blend is a profoundly simple art; it involves a few guidelines and a generous dash of creativity. 

Steps to creating the perfect herb tea blend:
* Start with an idea of what flavor and/or feeling your wish to create
* Know the flavor and properties of each of the individual herbs you are using in the blend.
* Blend for beauty, aroma, and harmonized flavors.  Mix the herbs according to taste, color, and texture.  Use primary flavors as the foundation of the blend, then add and harmonize with the secondary flavors, aromas and textures.
* When your blend looks just right and smells delicious,  give it the all-important taste test.   Have a pot of water boiling.  Make a sample cup of tea and test for flavor, color, texture, and aroma.  Adjust flavors.

All that’s needed to make a good pot of herbal tea is water, the proper proportions of herb to water, the proper length of brewing time, a teapot or quart jar, and, of course, the perfect herb blend.
 
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF ROSEMARY’S PERSONAL FAVORITES
Sweet Surrender
2 part Chamomile blossoms
3 part Spearmint leaves
1/2 part Passionflower
1/2 part Roses
1/4 part Lavender

Good Morning Blend
3 part Peppermint leaf
3 part Rosehips
1/2 part Ginger root
1/2 part Ginkgo leaf
1/2 part Rosemary
1/8 part Orange peel
A few Chinese Star Anise pods

Coastal Comfort
1 part Sage
2 part Lemon Verbena
2 part Lemon Thyme
3 part Anise Hyssop
1/4 part Rosemary

Enjoy!
(and if you do not have all of these herbs on hand, be creative and adapt the recipes)

Many people are experiencing high levels of anxiety at this time. We are so happy to share this short video of Rosemary speaking about some of her favorite plants to help ease those anxious feelings. Brew a cup of calming tea and enjoy!

Kava (a rising star for anxiety)
Lemon Balm
Chamomile
Valerian
Hops
Hawthorne
St John’s Wort