Monday, November 18, 2013
Herbal Teas for the Evening
Hello, blog readers - As the nights grow longer, darker and cooler, I find myself wanting a warm beverage to sip in the evening. And more often than not, I want that beverage to be without caffeine. I'm fortunate that we grow many herbs in our garden and I'm often able to make a fresh herbal tisane, like above. I also enjoy dried herbal/flower teas. I recently picked up some dried plum blossom and a friend gave me some linden flower tisane (more on these later!) What are YOUR favorite herbal brews? Does anyone dry your own herbs? Any tips there?
Recently, I was approached by the Buddha Herbs company to review some of their blends. Given my interest in herbals these days, I agreed. I was expecting a handful of herbal tea bags, so imagine my surprise when I received a giant box in the mail with several boxes of herbal teas as well as supplements! I have been enjoying the herbal blends, particularly the raspberry leaf. The DH has been drinking the chamomile. (I don't drink chamomile because of allergies - it's in the ragweed family.) I am also sharing the generous bounty with a local community group that regularly has meetings over coffee/tea, and they send thanks as well!