The Quick Recipe
Important note: Below we’ve provided a recipe that we’ve used in the past… But you must consult with your doctor and do thorough research before attempting to use it or make it for yourself. We are not giving this recipe in an attempt to offer medical advice. We are not medical professionals. While we enjoy opening people up to the world of herbs, and we do our best to provide valuable insight, our instructions and information may be subject to error. This blend is not guaranteed or scientifically proven to be effective, and we are not qualified to say how it may or may not impact your health.
- Blend together one part dried ginger root, one part dried orange peel, two parts dried lemongrass, three parts dried eleuthero.
- Add one teaspoon of the herb blend to one cup of boiling water.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes adding more water as needed
- Strain and sweeten.
If you are interested in other herbs that are commonly found in tea blends, check out Rhoot’s post offering information about a few of them and their potential uses www.rhoot.net/6-herbs-to-add-to-tea
If you’re looking for an energizing herbal tea recipe that is flavorful and refreshing, a few simple ingredients will have you on your way. This recipe calls for ginger, lemongrass, eleuthero root, and dried orange peels. When making herbal tea blends, you should always use dried herbs and plant materials from a reliable, trustworthy source. Researching before sourcing materials will ensure that the herbs you’re buying have been appropriately stored which is imperative if you want your blend to be flavorful and effective.
Proportions of Each Herb
The great thing about making your own herbal tea blends is that you can make as much or as little as you wish. This recipe is laid out in parts so that you can adjust the volume to suit your preferences. Starting out small with a new blend, like this energizing herbal tea recipe, will allow you to tweak and adjust the finished product to your taste before making a large amount to have on hand for future use.
- One part dried ginger root (see our ginger root profile)
- One part dried orange peel (see our orange peel profile)
- Two parts dried lemongrass (see our lemongrass profile)
- Three parts dried eleuthero (see our eleuthero profile)
Once you have measured out all of the herbs, you should do your best to make sure that all of them are blended thoroughly and mixed evenly. This allows for consistency with flavor and effect with each cup of tea that you make from the blend.
You can find all of these herbs at Starwest Botanicals!
Herbal tea blends require different brewing techniques than pure teas derived from the camellia sinensis plant. This is because herbal blends are comprised of many different plant species that all have different temperaments and personalities when it comes to brewing. The general rule of thumb is that blends mainly consisting of roots, like this blend, require longer brewing times than those that are primarily comprised of leaf and flower. To get the most out of root-based tea blends, they should be simmered on the stove for at least 15 minutes.
- Measure out one teaspoon of your blend per cup of water
- Bring your water to a boil on the stove
- Add your measured out tea to the boiling water
- Reduce heat and let simmer for at least 15 minutes.
- Strain the tea, sweeten to your liking and drink
Read about eleuthero’s potential benefits on Medical News Today