This tea is dedicated to all the ladies in my life who need a little extra TLC now and then. It has the soothing flavors of mint kissed with cinnamon and orange peel, with the healing power of raspberry leaf--a plant traditionally considered a healing tonic for women. Personally, I drink this tea pretty much nightly before I go to bed since it's caffeine free. Drinking it regularly allows me to get the maximum health benefits of the blend.
1 cup raspberry leaves
1/2 cup peppermint leaves
1/2 cup spearmint leaves
1/2 cup cinnamon bark
1/2 cup dried orange peel
Blend all ingredients in a bowl and transfer to an airtight container. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat. To brew, use a heaping tablespoon per cup of hot water. Add more tea per cup of water for a stronger brew. Enjoy!
Health properties of herbs:
Cinnamon: antiseptic, aids digestion, calms nervous system, anti-inflammatory.
Dried orange peel: contains vitamins A, B, and C; unblocks stagnant energy.
Peppermint: a cure-all herb for headaches, cramps, sore throat, and stomach aches.
Raspberry leaf: rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, magnesium; tones uterus; relieves tension.
Spearmint: soothes nerves, motion sickness, along with the properties associated with peppermint; stronger flavor than peppermint.
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