A gentle blend of herbs that can be sipped all day long to calm nerves and ease anxiety.
Photography: Sang An
Source: Body+Soul, April/May 2005
- 3 3/4 oz. chamomile
- 4 oz. lemon balm
- 1 oz. oat tops
- 1 oz. mixed hawthorn berries and leaf/flower (sold separately)
- Stevia leaf, organic rose petals, and orange peel as desired
To make blend: Combine dried herbs; mix well. Store in tightly sealed glass jar. (Dried blend will keep for up to a year.)
To make 1 quart tea: Pour 1 quart boiling water over 8 teaspoons blend in teapot or mason jar. Cover and steep for 15 to 20 minutes; strain and discard herbs. Drink 3 to 4 cups daily.
This recipe calls for dried herbs (not powdered dried herbs), and requires these basic tools of the trade: a kitchen scale; a fine mesh strainer; large glass jars with an airtight seal; a teapot with lid, or mason jar.