5 Floral Tea Infusions for Spring

Hi there! I’m Deanna Weiss, a naturopathic doctor in Vancouver, and I can't wait to share my passion for natural, healthy living with you! As a regular contributor to the Woodlot blog, my posts will highlight some simple, everyday choices you can make to live a greener, more sustainable life.

This week, to celebrate the beginning of spring, I've been experimenting with adding flowers to my herbal teas at home.

Wilson Lau photography
Photo credit: Wilson Lau

Mixing in some floral herbs can give your tea a refreshing taste, and provide a bonus boost to your health.

Here are my Top 5 Flowers to Steep:

5. Chamomile (
Matricaria recutita)
Tastes: bitter
Benefits: anti-inflammatory, very relaxing, high in flavonoids

4. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium
Tastes: bitter and slightly sweet
Benefits: anti-inflammatory, soothing, cooling

3. Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa
Tastes: fruity
Benefits: high in antioxidants, purifying, calming

2. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Tastes: aromatic, sweet
Benefits: clearing, uplifting, balancing

1. Rose (Rosa sp.
Tastes: sweet and smooth
Benefits: cleansing, purifying, toning

Wilson Lau photography
Photo credit: Wilson Lau

To prepare: simply add a few petals to your favourite green or black tea
enjoy the floral tea on its own by steeping 1-2 tsp of flowers in boiled water for 10-15 minutes. 

Depending on your mood and preference, try experimenting with different flowers and teas for new taste combinations. 

I hope these floral teas help you savour the coming Spring. 

<3 Deanna

NOTE: Before ingesting these herbs, please consult with your primary health care provider if you are pregnant, have a ragweed allergy, medical condition, or are currently on medication.

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