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Teas

Or Preparations Using

Water

 

 

Teas should always be brewed fresh. They can keep but might become bitter or become too strong. Herbs can be dry or fresh but are most often dry. Barks, roots and twigs will take longer to steep than leaves and stems. The water should change color and become fragrant with the herbs smells. Honey, lemon and spirits can often be added to a tea. Some herbs like peppermint are often added to help mask the taste of bitter or sour herbs.

 

Tonic Tea

 

3 Cups Water

2 Teaspoons Celery Seed

2 Teaspoons Dandelion Leaves

1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest

1 Teaspoon Ginger

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

 

Blend ingredients together and pour in the water. Allow to sit for ten minutes before drinking. Sweeten with honey or sugar. Drink two times a day and dilute by half for children. This tea can be reduced and then sugar added to create a syrup.

 

System Clarifyer

 

2 Cups Water

2 Teaspoons Dandelion Leaves

1 Teaspoon Marjoram

1/2 Teaspoon Tarragon

1/2 Teaspoon Lavender

 

Mix ingredients and add the water. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Drink three times a day. This tea works best in conjunction with a steam bath. A steam bath can be made with two chairs and a blanket. Drape the blanket over the chairs and place an electric frying pan under the tent. Sit under the tent and evaporate water in the frying pan.

 

General Feel-Good Tea

 

2 Cups Water

1 Teaspoon Ginger

1 Teaspoon Peppermint

1/2 Teaspoon Clove

Honey

 

Mix the herbs and add the water. Steep for ten minutes and mix with honey to taste. This tea is good for tiredness and recovering from colds.

 

Burn Slushy

 

Chamomile

Chickweed

Lavender

Marjoram

Thyme

Yarrow

 

This slushy is great for burns and the quantity of herbs should roughly be equal. All herbs should be fresh or if dried, soak them in cool water until soft. If making this slushy ahead of time, then soak overnight. Place the herbs into the food processor with a little cold water. Make sure the slushy is perfectly smooth and then refrigerate for a few hours before. This is best used cool. Consistency should be a thick slush without any grit. Use within a week or freeze as ice cubes or in a bowl. Let the cubes melt to use.