If you enjoy a good cuppa half as much as I do, you’ll know this is an all-year-round enjoyable self-care practice. The ritual of preparing your tea, boiling the water, picking your herbs, the infusion’s vapours, the warmth, the wait. It’s so much more than a cup of tea. It’s self-care. Each season has its herbs and consequently its very own teas. Those can support our body’s seasonal needs beautifully. I’ve created the perfect spring blend recipe for you – to sip on without moderation for a mood-lifting and liver stimulating experience.
DIY Detox Spring Tea Recipe by Amandine, Tea Alchemist
Ingredients for a 4-cup teapot
- 4 teaspoons of fresh Dandelion leaves (reduce to 2 teaspoons if dried)
- 2 teaspoons of dried Lemon Balm
- 2 teaspoons of dried linden flowers
- 1 teaspoon of dried or fresh lavender flower
- Optional: 1 slice of fresh lemon per cup
Bring water to just below boiling point and poor into the teapot. If you arrive too late and the water boiled, let cool in the teapot for 5-10 minutes before placing all the herbs in the water with a strainer or compostable teabag. Leave to steep for 10 minutes, and serve. Add a slice of fresh lemon and some honey as preferred. As your cup cools down, make sure to breathe in the beautiful vapour, packed with botanical goodness from the plant’s essential oils.
On a warmer day, transfer the tea into a jug, leave to cool and place in the fridge to enjoy the perfect spring iced tea.
PS. If you’re more DFY than DIY, check our Limited Edition Spring hemp tea here – it’s a divine floral blend, perfect for cleansing and detoxing this season.