DIY Basic Tea Making - How to Make Custom Herbal Tea Blends and Medicinal Home Remedy Teas

Herbal Tea Recipes: How to Make Herbal Tea Blends for Natural Remedies

October 11, 2013
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Learn how to make custom herbal tea recipes to use as natural home remedies for common ailments with this herbal tea tutorial. Get the skinny on basic tea making, explore various herbs to use as a base for your teas, plus learn how to customize your own unique herbal tea recipes to help aid in digestion, ease the symptoms of cold and flu and more. Keep reading to discover more about herbal tea making now. Plus grab a quick and easy herbal tea recipe for cold and flu relief.

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I have longed love purchasing handmade products from other artisans like myself. Plant Makeup (formally Good 4 You Herbals on Etsy) is one such company that is always a joy to buy from. Not only does Jes use herbs and plants she’s wild harvested from her home state of Massachusetts, but she’s also lent her inspiration through her own hand drawn labels and use of organic ingredients.

DIY Basic Tea Making - How to Make Custom Herbal Tea Blends and Medicinal Home Remedy Teas

She even bikes her orders to her local post office. While I won’t be biking orders any time soon, I was able to get Jes to contribute a DIY for you all. I hope you enjoy her how to on making your own custom herbal tea recipes and home remedies below.

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Basic Tea Making: Secrets to Crafting Herbal Tea Recipes

by Jes of Plant Makeup

It’s easy to make herbal tea recipes. You can don’t even have to have an herbal apothecary. You can simply craft herbal tea recipes from anything you can find in your kitchen spice cabinet.

Here are some herbs and how they can help you during the winter or when you or a friend are in need. There are so many great benefits to herbal tea recipes to discover.

1. Basic Herbal Tea Base Recipe: (2 parts)

Peppermint– great for cooling the body, for irritated lungs or to ease colds, awesome stomach calmer.

Ginger– for recipes that require more heat in the body, “to remove the cold”

Yerba Mate– caffeinated, “the green tea of South America”, great for the mind, circulation, contains medicinal properties.

(use can also use green tea, black tea, white tea, roobios, spearmint, chamomile, jasmine flowers)

How to Make Custom Herbal Tea Blends and DIY Natural Home Remedies

2. Add Herbs to Ease Symptoms: (1 part total- choose one or a combo)

Orange Peels or Lemon Peels– heating, rich in vitamin C.

Hibiscus Flowers– heating, rich in vitamin C, turns the tea purple, helps “dry” the lungs of too much mucus.

Marshmallow root– cooling, “wet”, adds a coat of mucilage if you have a dry cold, cough, throat.

Gingko Leaves– heating, “the great circulator”, helps to move blood flow in the body.

Eucalyptus– heating, soothing vapors!

Backyard Herbal Apothecary:

The following herbs I have used for helping colds and sore throats. These herbs can easily grow in a summer garden. They offer a number of amazing natural properties containing antibacterials, antimicrobials, etc: thyme, lemon balm, mints, hyssop, feverfew (a great cold fighter, use very little amounts), dandelion leaves (great cleanser, lots of vitamins and minerals), sage and catnip.

Kitchen Cabinet Herbal Teas:

Any spice used can greatly help a cold, move menstruation, and help digestion of course!

I used a blend of rosemary leaves, lemon balm, cayenne to help someone with cramps and it worked!

Cayenne– heating, great expectorant if you have a stuffy nose, also an amazing antibacterial so it can purify the body when you have a cold or sore throat.

Any of these spices if just a touch added can help move a cold out of the body: cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, cardamom, fennel, etc. So they’re perfect for your herbal tea recipes when you need cold and flu relief.

3. Add Roots: (½ to 1 part) roots are great for strength, help you cleanse, and or adjust to stress.

Eleuthero Root– (Siberian ginseng) great strength builder, helps adjust you to winter conditions and stress, was used in Japan after atomic bombings to help people recover.

Echinacea Root– great to help boost immunity right before you think you’re getting a cold.

Dandelion Root– a great overall cleanse for the kidneys and liver. I think for the entire body!

4. Add Sweetness (optional): (a pinch)

Stevia Leaf– natural sweetener, 400 times sweeter than sugar, use only a half centimeter of leaf per cup, experiment and have fun, stevia is known to balance blood sugar levels and help diabetes.

Licorice Root– yummy sweetener, adds mucilage if you have dry conditions. Don’t use too much of this one either.

Or add Raw Honey!

How to Brew Your Herbal Tea Recipes:

To brew your herbal tea recipes, boil fresh water. Once the water reaches boiling, remove water from heat. Then pour the water into cup of herbs. (I use a heaping teaspoon per serving.) Steep with cup covered for about 10 minutes. (Except for teas in the green tea family, steep for about 4 minutes.)

Herbal tea recipes and benefits for cold and flu relief. How to make custom herbal tea blends for health and wellness as natural home remedies natural cold and flu relief. Easy to customize DIY home remedies from natural herbs & botanicals. Learn the benefits of common herbs used in crafting natural home remedies plus how to make your own custom organic herbal tea recipes including medicinal teas for colds, upset stomach, digestion, detox and more. Basic herbal tea blending tutorial for colds.

Quick Herbal Tea Recipe for Natural Cold Relief:

If you’re looking for herbal tea recipes for cold relief, but don’t have an herbal apothecary, then try this simple cold and flu tea remedy.

Sore Throats & Cold Relief Herbal Tea Recipe:

Ingredients:

Fresh ginger root, chopped
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 lemon
Pinch of powdered cayenne pepper

Directions:

Chop fresh ginger root, then simmer in a pot of water for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

Now add a teaspoon of honey, half a lemon, and a pinch of cayenne per serving.

Alternately, you can also just use regular black or green tea instead of ginger.

Or try this homemade cold remedy drink recipe with ginger instead.

love, Jes

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Herbal tea recipes and benefits for health and wellness. How to make custom herbal tea blends for natural home remedies for common illnesses as well as natural cold and flu relief. Easy to customize DIY home remedies from natural herbs & botanicals. Learn the benefits of common herbs used in crafting natural home remedies plus how to make your own custom organic herbal tea recipes including medicinal teas for colds, upset stomach, digestion, detox and more. Basic herbal tea blending tutorial.

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16 Comments

  • twylah woods

    October 14, 2013 at 9:58 am

    i love all the natural scents! chamomile,lavender, sage are all my favorites!

  • Danielle Sauers

    October 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I love that everything you have is handmade. I also love your labels, they’re always so fun and colorful!

  • Sveta Damiani

    October 14, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I love natural things, the smell and the packaging of your things.

  • ikkinlala

    October 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I love that I don’t have to worry about artificial scents.

  • Meegan

    October 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I am so happy I cam across this. I have had a cold for days!! I am sure one of these teas will help 🙂

  • Lyndsey Tickle

    October 18, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for this post! I love collecting herbs, and it’s nice to have a recipe for tea.

  • va

    October 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    it is all natural and locally sourced and the products are handmade . they are some of the best type of products you will find I think .

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    October 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I love all the different varieties and the products that are from that

  • Marcia

    October 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I love that the products used on Good 4 You are all natural, with no chemicals. I can purchase with confidence that my body is not ingesting toxins when I use Good 4 You’s products.

  • Pat C.

    October 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    The older I get, the more careful I am about what I put on my skin, and I love that Jes uses locally grown herbs–some she even picks herself right on Cape Cod!–in her products.

  • Trish F

    October 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I just love herbs and anything that is made with herbs and I think they are healthier than chemical based products, so I love all of Good 4 You Herbals products. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • D.E.

    October 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Wow, the Facefood Mask looks wonderful. Also the Rose clay Mask looks great too. I bet the Rose petals would make a wonderful rose water.
    I will have to bookmark good4you for the future. Maybe a nice Christmas treat. The products look wholesome and great.

  • Tandi Cortez-Rios

    October 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I love that they have all natural products.

  • Ronda RS

    October 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

    The name says it all, good4you!

  • john hutchens

    October 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I have really started using herbals this past year. I enjoy gathering things from the wild and using them

  • Lori O.

    October 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I love that everything is handmade and all natural!

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