Health & Beauty Boost Herbal Tea Recipe

Updated: May 7

Ahhh we could all use a warm cup of nourishment right about now! Lucky for you I have a beautiful recipe to give you to not only help your immune system but increase vitality, improve your skin's complexion, and give you energy & brain food! This isn't just another tea bag you pull out of the box, this is living tea that your mind and body will LOVE you for! The recipe I'll be sharing with you will be in powder form. But first let's quickly go over the best way to get the max amount of benefits from your cup of tea!


Tea bags vs loose leaf

Outside of convenience, tea bags don't offer the nourishment they could be offering. Let's start with the bag itself. Mesh like tea bags are made of plastic which when hot water is poured can exude harmful phthalates into your tea which essentially counteracts many of the benefits the tea carries. Even if you opt for the paper bags, they are often coated with carcinogenic properties, that again, counteracts the benefits of the herbs you're trying to ingest for your health.


Where can I find loose leaf herbs?

First things first, make sure you are buying organic and from a reliable source. Check where the company sources their herbs and educate yourself on their ethical and processing standards. Some grocery stores offer loose leaf, even in bulk, teas and individual herbs you can buy. If not your local grocer, see if there's a market or herb dispensary nearby that offers organic bulk herbs. There are plenty of online options as well such as Starwest Botanicals & Mountain Rose Herbs. If you choose to use Amazon make sure the brand you're buying allows 3rd party selling to ensure the product has not been adulterated by visiting their actual website. If their prices are significantly different I would suggest to pass and look at another option.


How to use loose leaf herbs

If you have a coffee press at home you can easily brew a pot of tea with the loose leaf herbs. If you don't have a press don't worry! Cotton sachets or mesh tea balls are a good go to that you can stuff your dried herbs in for tea brewing. The best part is that they're reusable! I prefer using the press because you get about 3-4 cups of tea vs using the sachet which gives you one at a time. Plus, who only wants 1 cup of tea?


How many times can you use loose leaf teas?

You can get about 3 cups from 1 sachet. All you have to do is boil some more water when you want another cup. Steep for about 2 min. each time. Depending on the tea leaf or herb your using, use this extensive tea guide for specific steeping methods. Same goes for the press, I can usually get at least 2-3 good steeps with one serving of herbs. Typically I'll use up my tea sachets or press until it runs clear so I know i've extracted every last drop of the herb(s)!


Powdered herbs vs. loose leaf

This is really going to be more for preference or availability. Both are equally great but I've found that I enjoy powders more as it dissolves and I feel I receive 100% of that herb vs. composting the remains of loose leaf herbs, which is still amazing for your garden!


Ingredients

Astragalus - Powerful immune stimulator, anti-viral, anti-aging, upper respiratory health

Cordyceps - Immunomodulator, anti-aging, energy & stamina, reduce fatigue, improve sex drive

Lion's mane - Cognitive function, immune boosting, supports nervous system, skin health

Cinnamon - Antioxidant rich, anti-diabetic effect, increase blood flow, warming, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory

Clove - Warming, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, support liver health

Ginger - Warming, increase blood flow, anti-bacterial, relieves congestion

Honey - Antibacterial, healing, skin health, anti-aging, cleansing, immune boosting

Lemon Juice - Cleansing, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, may optimize liver & metabolic function, immune boosting, skin health


**This information is not intended to substitute medical advice. Please contact your healthcare provider if you currently take any medications or have autoimmune disorders that may need further oversight of herb usage. Always check for contraindications before ingesting herbs & supplements. Not all herbs are equal nor should be used blindly with pre-existing health conditions.**


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Health & Beauty Boost Tea Recipe

I've been drinking this tea once a day since January and am loving the results! Overall better energy & motivation, improved athletic performance, heightened sex drive, boosted my immune system, and a noticeable difference of my hair texture and skin clarity. Before I started drinking this as a tea I was adding this mix to all of my smoothies!


Single serving

1/4 tsp Cordyceps

1/4 tsp Lion's mane

1/2 tsp Astragalus

Generous sprinkle of Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger (add more if desired)

1 tsp Honey or Maple syrup

Juice of half lemon


Bulk - 25+ servings

1 tsp. = 1 serving

4 T Cordyceps

4 T Lion's mane

1/2 cup Astragalus

2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Clove

2 tsp Ginger

Directions: Mix powders together thoroughly. Store in a glass jar with lid away from sunlight.


Add to each individual serving:

1 tsp Honey or Maple syrup

Juice of half lemon


Additional options:

1. I often add tinctures to my teas such as elderberry, echinacea, or my homemade reishi tincture which all have potent immune boosting properties.

2. I make a delicious ginger honey infusion too for tea! Simply dice up fresh ginger and add it to your favorite local honey jar. Simple! Infuse in the sun for at least 7 days and stir before first use. I'll let the ginger remain in the jar to allow for stronger potency and flavor until its empty and chew on them like candies. So yummy!

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Happy tea time!


XOXO,

Jess



**This information is not intended to substitute medical advice. Please contact your healthcare provider if you currently take any medications or have autoimmune disorders that may need further oversight of herb usage. Always check for contraindications before ingesting herbs & supplements. Not all herbs are equal nor should be used blindly with pre-existing health conditions.**

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