It's all about the timing ...

~ Herbal tea blends for morning, noon and night

Whether the world of homemade herbal tea blends is familiar or fresh to you, here's some creative inspiration for your tea time.

28.11.20

Morning

6am-10am is considered a time of day where we definitely need a wake-up call - this is typically the time of day where we feel lethargic and slow, so we need an uplifting and energising herbal tea blend without being overly stimulating. This Adaptogenic Matcha Latte combines the best of both worlds. Matcha contains caffeine and is mildly stimulating, and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root is a deeply rejuvenating herb, probably my favourite adaptogen, so this tea blend offers gentle stimulation along with nourishment from the ashwagandha, milk, and spices. Makes 1 medium-sized mug.

Adaptogenic Matcha Latte

50ml heated water

1 teaspoon Matcha powder

1 teaspoon Ashwagandha root powder

1 mugful organic whole milk (oat, coconut, or almond milk work well)

1 pinch cinnamon (pref. the zeylanicum) bark powder

1 pinch cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) seed powder

Maple syrup or honey to taste

  1. Add matcha and ashwagandha to a medium-sized mug. Pour in hot water and stir vigorously until smoothly blended.
  2. Heat milk until small bubbles barely start to appear.
  3. Add milk to the matcha and ashwagandha mixture.
  4. Add a pinch of cinnamon and whisk until smooth.
  5. Sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup.
  6. Top with a pinch of cardamom powder.

Noon

It's Chai-Time! Sweet, strong, and aromatic, with quality spices making all the difference. With three organic Chai blends in our repertoire, it's your choice.

Herbal Chai - where the warming, exotic herbs and spices of Cassia bark, Ginger root, Orange peel, Clove and Liquorice root make a winning sweet, uplifting and silky caffeine-free chai.

Rooibos Cocoa Chai - with Rooibos, Honeybush leaf, Cassia bark, Cocoa shells, Cardamom pod, Orange peel and Clove bud make a comforting honey-sweet, warming spiced tea with a rich cocoa finish.

Finally, our Turmeric Chai - where Cassia bark, Ginger root, Turmeric root, Liquorice root, Orange peel and Clove give an earthy, aromatic, spicy and smooth uplift.

My favourite? Rooibos Cocoa Chai! I'm a sucker for cacao 😉

Night

Relaxing, nerve-soothing plant allies are the name of the game here, perfect for the evening wind-down, with the awesome Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) herb featuring the composition, one of the most highly revered pacifying nervines. Make up a large jar of this tea blend to have handy, then measure out 1-2 tablespoons as needed. This recipe specifies the amounts in 'parts' with a 'part' being anywhere from a teaspoon to a mugfull - it's up to you 😉

Evening Wind-Down Tea

8 parts gotu kola dried leaf

4 parts rose dried petals

2 parts fennel seeds

1 part lavender flowers

1 part skullcap dried aerial parts

1 part lemon balm dried leaf

1 part chamomile dried flowers

  1. Combine/mix all ingredients and store in a large tea-caddy container. Keep closed and out of direct sunlight.
  2. To make, scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of your dried herbal tea blend into a teapot. Pour in just-boiled water and infuse to taste, and no longer than 20-minutes, keeping covered to ensure all those valuable essential oils in the herbs stay in the pot.
  3. Strain and enjoy warm or cool.