As the air gets chilly and the leaves start to fall, there is nothing better than curling up inside with a cozy blanket and a warm cup of tea. Skip the store-bought flavors and give these easy, affordable, and delicious DIY herbal tea recipes a go! Making your own herbal tea is a great activity for those days when you don’t feel like bundling up to go outside – and they make excellent (and impressive) gifts that are ideal for the upcoming holiday season!

Lavender Tea

Much like the commonly known chamomile tea, a cup of lavender tea gives your body an overall sense of calm relaxation. Combine a handful of dried mint sprigs, 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers, and three cups of hot water in a tea strainer and let steep for five minutes. Add a dollop of honey to enhance lavender’s natural sweetness and cuddle up on your couch to relax!

Lemon Tea

If citrus is your flavor of choice, you are in luck! Lemon isn’t perfect for just iced teas; it makes a soothing and tasty hot tea for those cold fall days. In a bowl, mix three parts lemongrass, one part lemon balm, one part lemon peel, and one part chamomile. Using one teaspoon of that mixture per mug, place in a tea strainer and let steep in boiling water for 10 minutes. Add honey if you want extra sweetness and enjoy.

Black Rose Tea

If you need a boost of energy, this is the recipe for you. The caffeine in black tea paired with the irresistible aroma of rose will wake up your senses and kick your body and mind into gear. Mix two parts dried rose petals with one part black tea in a bowl; add one tablespoon of the mixture to a tea strainer and let steep in a mug full of boiling water for no more than five minutes.

Nettle Cinnamon Herbal Tea Infusion

Nothing says fall like a spiced drink. For a warm, spicy tea packed with vitamin C and iron, mix two parts nettle, two parts rose hips, and one part cinnamon chips in a bowl. Boil four cups of water in a saucepan and remove from heat. Stir in four tablespoons of the herb mixture, cover and steep for 30 minutes, and reheat when ready. For a bit of natural sweetness, you can also add dried fruit to the herb mixture before steeping.

Tummy Tamer Tea

Don’t let cold and flu season bring you down! Rather than taking medication, sooth your stomach with a combination of two teaspoons dried mint, ½ a teaspoon fennel seeds, and a pinch of dried ginger (mixed in a strainer). Immerse mixture in a cup of boiling water and let steep for five minutes.

Ginger Turmeric Tea

Give your immune system a boost and send your taste buds on a ride with this zesty herbal tea. Combine one teaspoon freshly grated ginger, one teaspoon turmeric root, and three cups water. Boil and let simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Add some honey or a squeeze of lemon and enjoy!