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Stress-Soother Tea

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


  1. To make blend: Combine dried herbs; mix well. Store in tightly sealed glass jar. (Dried blend will keep for up to a year.)

  2. 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.

Cook's Notes

Buying Dried Herbs: High-quality dried herbs are just as potent as fresh herbs, and are generally available in bulk at natural-foods stores and in specialty herb stores.

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.

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