Winter Herb Tea

Now that we’re living in our cottage, we are literally surrounded by fruit trees, native plants and herbs, and vibrant colored flowers. Tim even built 2 redwood raised garden beds to grow herbs and vegetables {most of which have been a total fail because the local deer ate almost all of it in a single night, wah wahhh}. But with the plants that survive the hungry deer raids, I have been dabbling in blending into teas.

If you’re like me, blending tea with fresh herbs is a new thing. I had always thought tea was made with strictly dried leaves and herbs, but I was delightfully wrong.

The three garden herbs I made this tea with are lemon balm, thyme, and yerba buena.

Lemon balm is an antiviral herb that helps with stress and tension in your nervous system.

Thyme is great for fighting infection and is rich in essential oils.

Yerba Buena is a natural pain reliever, great for easing headaches and irritated teeth and gums. I like to drink it to help relieve menstrual pain.

Winter Herb Tea

Wildcrafted Winter Herb Tea {Lemon Balm + Thyme + Yerba Buena}

  • 8-10 leaves fresh lemon balm
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5 leaves yerba buena

Pluck the leaves off the steam and tear them a bit as you place in the bottom of a teapot, jar, or in a mesh tea strainer. Pour hot water over the herbs and let steep for at least 10 mins.

Strain out the leaves and sip slowly to savor.

Winter Herb Tea

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