• Beverages

    Herbal Tea Recipes

    I spent this past weekend handcrafting my loose-leaf herbal tea blends using the herbs I’d grown and dried myself. I have to say that I’m pretty pleased with this year’s selection. For starters, I have made 10 blends this time compared to the one blend last year. But more importantly, some of these new recipes yeild some of the best herbal teas I’ve ever tasted (and I’m a big herbal tea drinker). In particular, the Floral Fantasy Tea and the Spiced Anise Tea are outstanding.

    All herbs were grown in my own garden using organic growing practices (no chemical fertilizers or pesticides whatsoever). I handpicked the herbs so only the best leaves and flowers on the plants went into the teas. Blends are my own creation, crafted with both taste and each herb’s properties in mind. Each specially designed gift box has enough tea for 10 servings and detailed directions for brewing the perfect cup.

    I will be selling these teas at the special Thanksgiving marketday at the Headhouse Market next Wednesday. If any are left, they’ll be going up on my brand new shiny Etsy online shop that I’m in the midst of designing and where I’ll be selling some of my photography prints too. Just in time for holiday gift giving…

    I’ll actually be giving several gift bags to my loved ones this holiday that contain a box of tea, a jar of wildflower honey from my bee hive and an adorable candle made of bees wax and decorate with a little bee. Cute, huh?

    HERBAL TEA RECIPES

    Created by Straight from the Farm

    Floral Fantasy Tea

    3 parts Lavender
    3 parts Yarrow
    1 part Chamomile
    1 part Stevia

    Spiced Anise Tea

    4 parts Anise Hyssop
    1 part Cinnamon
    1 part Vanilla Bean
    1 part Cloves

    Devoted Remembrance Tea

    3 parts Rosemary
    3 parts Lavender
    3 parts Marjoram
    2 parts Anise Hyssop

    Dark Rose Tea

    2 parts Rose Hips
    3 parts Anise Hyssop
    3 parts Yarrow
    1 part Bergamot

    Aromatic Mint Tea

    2 parts Spearmint
    1 part Marjoram
    1 part Sweet Woodruff
    1 part Sage

    Good Start Tea

    2 parts Yarrow
    2 parts Rose Hips
    2 parts Lavender
    1 part Marjoram
    1 part Stevia

    Chocolate Mint Tea

    4 parts Chocolate Mint
    3 parts Lavender
    2 parts Sweet Woodruff
    1 part Stevia
    1 part Rose Hips

    Black Licorice Tea

    2 parts Anise Hyssop
    2 parts Bergamot
    2 parts Marjoram
    2 parts Spearmint

    Everything & More Tea

    1 part Lavender
    1 part Yarrow
    1 part Anise Hyssop
    1 part Stevia
    1 part Spearmint
    1 part Bergamot
    1 part Rose Hips
    1 part Calendula

    Love Charm Tea

    3 parts Yarrow
    1 part Lavender
    1 part Anise Hyssop
    1 part Spearmint