10 Plus Herbal Tea Infusions

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I’ve never been much of a soda drinker, but I love coffee! If I could I would drink nothing but coffee, morning, noon and night. However, as I get old my body just can’t handle the caffeine, and decaffeinated coffee, well… if you’re a coffee lover you know the rest. So these days I drink more tea and herbal tea than ever. I’ve even become comfortable mixing up my own herbal tea infusion blends.

Hopefully, you will enjoy them as much as I do. All the blends listed below can also be mixed with black tea if you’d like to add it. All of the herbs and spices have extra health benefits and all the ingredients can be easily found at the supermarket, on Amazon, or grown in your garden. Also, all of the herbs and spices can be dehydrated placed in long-term storage. So these recipes use the dried versions of the herbs and spices.

Here are some of the health benefits of  the main spices and herbs used in these infusions:
Turmeric–anti-inflammatory, helps with antioxidants, improves brain function, helps with heart disease prevention, help with cancer prevention, helps with arthritis and helps with depression.
Ginger–anti-inflammatory, helps with circulation, immune building, helps with digestive health.
Mint–helps with digestive health, curbs cravings, eases mild headaches and helps with congestion.
Elderberries–immune building, help ease cold and flu symptoms and antioxidant.
Lemongrass–helps with cancer prevention, helps lower blood sugar and help with heart disease prevention.
Lavender–helps relieve bloating, helps you relax, helps keep skin healthy, help relieve mild anxiety.

10 Plus Herbal Tea Infusions

Turmeric

Simple Turmeric Tea

2 c Water
½ t Ground Turmeric
Honey To Taste
Boil 2 cups water. Add turmeric and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain if desired. Add honey if desired. Can be served hot or cold.

Turmeric and Ginger Tea

2 c Nut Milk
2 t Ground Turmeric
2 t Ground Ginger
Honey To Taste
Lemon To Taste
Heat nut milk to just under boiling (do not boil as nut milk may scorch). Add turmeric and ginger and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain if desired. Add honey and lemon to taste. Serve hot.

Spiced Turmeric Tea

2 c Water Or Milk
2 t Ground Turmeric
1 t Ground Cinnamon
2 t Ground Ginger
2 t Lemongrass
6 Peppercorns
1 T Coconut Oil (optional)
Sweetener Of Choice To Taste
Heat water to a boil or milk to just under a boil. Add turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, lemongrass, and peppercorns. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add coconut oil if desired. Add desired amount of sweetener and serve.

Lavender

Relaxing Lavender Tea

2 c Water
2 t Lavender
1 T Lemon Juice
Honey to Taste
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place lavender in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add 1 T lemon juice and honey to taste. Serve hot.

Refreshing Lavender Tea

2 t Dried Lavender
2 t Dried Mint Leaves
2 Cups Water
Honey To Taste
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place lavender and mint in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey to taste. Serve hot.

Lemongrass

Basic Lemongrass Tea

2 Cups Water
2 T Dried Lemongrass
Sweetener Of choice
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place lemongrass in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add sweetener if desired. Served hot or cold.

Perfect Lemongrass Tea

2 T Dried Lemongrass
1 t Ground Ginger
¼ t Cinnamon
Honey To Taste
Lime Juice To Taste
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place lemongrass, ginger, and cinnamon in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey and lime as desired. Serve hot.

Elderberry

Basic Elderberry Tea

2 T Dried Elderberries
2 c Water
Honey To Taste
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place elderberries in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey as desired. Serve hot.

Immune Building Tea

2 T Dried Elderberries
¼ t Cinnamon
2 Cardamom Pods Crushed
¼ t Ground Cloves
½ t Ground Turmeric
½ t Ground Ginger
Honey To Taste
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place elderberries, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, turmeric and ginger in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey as desired. Serve hot.

Mint

Basic Mint Tea

2 T Dried Peppermint or Spearmint Leaves
2 c Water
Honey To Taste
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place mint in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey as desired. Serve hot.

Tummy Tea

2 T Dried Peppermint or Spearmint Leaves
2 t Ground Ginger
2 c Water
Honey To Taste
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place mint and ginger in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey as desired. Serve hot.

Ginger

Basic Ginger Tea

4 cups of water
2-inch piece of fresh ginger root
optional: honey and lemon slice
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place ginger in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey as desired. Serve hot.

Spiced Ginger Tea

2 t Ground Ginger
⅛ t Cayenne
¼ t Cinnamon
2 c Water
Lemon To Taste
Honey To Taste
Heat water to just under boiling (steaming). Place ginger, cayenne, cinnamon in a tea bag or tea strainer. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey and lemon as desired. Serve hot.

Do you make your own tea blends or herbal tea infusions? What ingredients do you use?

  • Carolyn Lawver says:

    Hi Jennifer, I appreciate the infusion mixtures to try. What i like is infusions individually. I like oats, comfrey and lemon balm individually. Thank you.

  • Kevin says:

    rose hip and hibiscus flower tea is a good combination. another combo I use is green tea with rooibos tea. a third combo I use is chicory with roasted dandelion root or dried dandelion leaves. a fourth I use is stinging nettle root. Occasionally I add a little celery seed,very little as it can be very bitter when steeped. All of these are best prepared with a French coffee press. as far as turmeric leaves go, ginger and galangal are from the same family so leaves from any of them would be beneficial. Ginger is easily sourced and easy to grow although it can take a year to mature but leaves can be harvest any time. Turmeric root is harder to source but is grown the same as ginger. Any thing you use to process turmeric root ie cutting board or knife will be stained a permanent yellow. That trait makes it a perfect natural dye

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  • Donna Brooks says:

    Try Mulberry leaf tea. Go to that Mulberry tree in your yard pluck some leaves , wash, boil water and have a decadent cup of delicious tea. Tastes just as good as green tea and is better for you. It also helps with the waist line!!! See if green tea can beat that! Look it up on the web. Add a little sugar(or sweetener) chill for cool refreshing summer drink. It help hinder the absorption of carbohydrates( so that cookie or muffin my not hurt the waist so much

  • Dee says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    With your turmeric teas, turmeric taken, without black pepper to assist, will go through the digestive system too fast for the body to fully metabolize it. So a pinch of black pepper and small scoop of coconut works great. Will also do the spiced turmeric tea with these additions. Thanks for the recipes.

  • We feel the same way about coffee here (and had to have a discussion about it and various restaurants coffee quality while this page was open) and also love to make and drink tea…but the real reason I was told to comment is because the blue cup in the picture is my son’s cup. His little sister bought if for him for Christmas five years ago and he doesn’t like using any other. We love that you have another color as well. 😀

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