Whether you’re young at heart, or you’re brewing for a little one, this tea blend is all about feeling good. The nettle and oats offer general nutrition and relaxation properties. Raspberry, clove, and cinnamon assist digestion, and Orange…it’ll bring a smile to just about anyone’s face.

If you like your tea sweet but want to avoid sugar, a few herbals and others you might try include:

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. oat tops or oatstraw
  • 2 Tbsp. nettle leaf, dried
  •  1/2 to 1 tsp. clove, ground
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tsp. orange peel, dry
  • 2 Tbsp. raspberry leaf (or blackberry leaf)

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • a resealable container large enough to hold the finished product
  • a label

Procedure

  1. Pour the herbs into the mixing bowl and gently stir them with a spoon. Try not to break up the plant parts since this will release the essential oils.
  2. Pour the mix into a resealable container.
  3. Label the container with the name of the mix, ingredients and date mixed.

Storage and Use

Keep your tea blend in a sealed jar in a cool, dry place, like your pantry. Use the cold infusion or hot infusion method to make your tea using a quarter cup of tea blend for each quart of water. Or, make your tea a cup at a time using a tablespoon of tea for every 8 to 10 ounces of water.