Herbal Teas and Tea Blends

hibiscus-teaAll loose tea blends are $8 for approximately 2 oz. (15-20 cups). Simples are $5. Ball strainers and gift packaging in a reusable glass jar are available.

Chamomile Dreamsicle: Chamomile goes luxury here, blended with orange peel and real vanilla bean. (Bonus! I developed this one during a particularly rough month, PMS-wise, as all of the herbs included support and alleviate PMS symptoms, but “Chamomile Dreamsicle” is more descriptive than “that tea that I drink when I’m bitchy and crampy.”)

Flower Power: Light and floral, this blends uses herbs that have relaxing qualities and are helpful for calming an angry heart. Drink throughout the day when you’re feeling particularly stressed, or enjoy it as a relaxing evening tea.

4th Trimester Blend: A wonderful gift for new moms, this caffeine-free tea blends herbs that have traditionally been used to support new mothers during the postpartum period. Red raspberry leaf, nettles, oat straw, spearmint, fennel seed, and anise seed all work together to strengthen the nervous system and the uterus and support lactation. Tastes yummy too! (Note: you can still enjoy this tea even after the “4th trimester” is finished.)

Hello, Hibiscus! Delicious hot, iced, or frozen into popsicles, it’s a wonderful alternative to syrupy-sweet drinks and juices, and a great gift for the tea lover in your life. It’s also high in vitamin C and contains herbs traditionally used to help the body recover from colds that have brought coughing, sore throats, and congestion. Hibiscus, orange peel, and cinnamon meld to create an earthy, citrusy blend.

Holy Basil Blend: Holy basil hails from the Indian subcontinent; the Hindi name for the plant is Tulsi, which translates to “that which is incomparable.” One taste of this tea and you’ll understand why – the flavor is unlike anything else. Blended here with hibiscus and rose, the result is a blend that is slightly earthy and highly aromatic, complex and deliciously incomparable.

Sweet Dreams Tea: Many nighttime tea blends include herbs that shouldn’t be used with young children. The herbs in this blend are relaxing for anyone, but all of them are safe to use with your little ones. Try serving this soothing blend during dinner to help your rambunctious little ones transition from exuberant days to calmer nights.

Triple Mint Tea: three herbs from the mint family (Peppermint, Spearmint, and Catnip) help soothe nausea or indigestion. Also makes a refreshing iced tea.

Women’s Daily Blend: Nettles, oat straw, spearmint, and red raspberry leaf combine to create a grassy, nutritive blend of herbs traditionally used to support women’s wellness.

Skin Soother Oatmeal Bath Tea: Toss this packet of oatmeal and herbs into a hot bath and soak the itchies out of your skin! 2/$5

Looking for a trusted source for fresh, organic herbal teas? “Simples” are herbal teas made from just one herb. Try these simples; you’ll be blown away by the difference freshness can make! Available in chamomile, hibiscus, peppermint, rooibos, and spearmint. $5