The beautiful, balmy days of summer are finally here and we’re embracing the season in all its glory. From fresh, raw foods to hours spent exploring the wonders of nature - it’s a season that signifies spontaneity, freedom and fun. Summer is a time to express gratitude and connect with Mother Nature - so today, we’re sharing a few of our favourite herbal tea infusions to refresh and revitalize.
One of our favourite ways to honor the earth and our bodies at the same time, the practice of making tea is wonderfully ceremonial and we love drinking herbal infusions or teas everyday. We have so much respect for the powerful properties of plant medicine, and creating a mindful ritual around tea provides us with a moment of stillness to connect to the abundance the earth offers.
Allow yourself time to craft one of these botanical elixirs and reap the many benefits they provide.
Peppermint, Spearmint + Nettle
Stimulating peppermint and spearmint combine beautifully with nettle to cool the body and calm the nervous system. Mint and nettle combine to create a digestive tonic, perfect for when that summer BBQ is . Nettle is also a wonderful herb during a time of year when allergies tend to worsen. Infuse a pot of tea with a tbsp. of each herb and enjoy hot or cold!
Lavender, Helichrysum, Spearmint + Elderberry
Immune boosting elderberry and lavender combine with cooling spearmint and anti-inflammatory helichrysum to create a subtly floral tonic. Add 1 tbsp each of spearmint and helichrysum, 1 tsp of elderberry and ½ tsp of lavender to your teapot and infuse for 5-10 minutes.
Hibiscus, Goji berry + Rose
A refreshing pink delight, floral hibiscus, soothing rose and antioxidant rich goji berry infuse together into an immune boosting treat for the senses. Add 1 tbsp of each to your tea pot and infuse for 10 minutes. Serve chilled, on ice with a touch of raw honey (and a splash of prosecco!) for a cheeky summer indulgence.
Remain intentional, stay mindful and allow the vibrancy of the season to energize your body, mind and soul. It’s time to let the sun shine in.
** Note - the information provided in this article should not be mistaken as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns or are taking any prescription medication please consult your primary care practitioner before introducing any new herbs to your diet.