Not only does this tea taste like a fresh blanket of snow in the forest, it will also bring warmth, relaxation, and comfort (with a boost of immunity and well-being) during the cold months.
Yields about 2 cups of herbal tea blend.
¼ cup rose hips
¼ cup hawthorn berries
¼ cup cinnamon chips
½ cup blackberry leaf
½ cup damiana leaf
½ cup cedar leaf tips
½ cup linden leaf and flower
Thoroughly combine all herbs in a bowl. If some herbs are larger than others, it may help to crumble them into smaller pieces first to make mixing easier. To brew, place 1-2 teaspoons herb blend in a glass or tea pot with strainer. Fill with boiling water and allow to steep for 8-10 minutes; strain herbs and enjoy! Add a dollop of honey for an extra sweet treat.
Store unused herbal blend in a tin, jar, or lined tea bags.
Benefits of the herbs listed include:
- Rose hips – excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants with a deliciously tart flavor
- Hawthorn berries – often used to treat anxiety, stomach pains, and blood pressure concerns
- Cinnamon chips – a tasty addition to tea that also helps with digestion and relieves symptoms of colds, flus, and winter chills
- Blackberry leaf – sweet flavoring that strengthens the immune system and helps with digestion
- Damiana leaf – digestive stimulant, mood-booster, stress reliever, and expectorant with a strong fig-like flavor
- Cender leaf tips – woodsy taste offers relief for coughs, colds, and other respiratory issues
- Linden leaf and flower – used to treat colds, stuffy nose, sore throat, breathing problems, headaches, fever, and coughs