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Tea Blending for Autumn


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Tea is such a beautiful practice.

The ritual of warming water, selecting your botanicals, pouring, steeping, watching the steam rise…it is not possible to have tea without intention. This time of year, as the nights grow colder and the mornings are crisp, tea is a welcome feeling, adding a sense of magic and ritual to our seasonal experience. 

I am so excited to share my favorite recipes for teas to blend all Autumn long. You can have fun experimenting with different types of flowers, spices, and other ingredients—create whatever is to your liking. 

 
 
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Hot Honeyed Lemon

This simple classic is a staple in this half of the year. With three ingredients nearly everyone already has in the home, its quick and easy to whip up as needed.

Blend:

Hot Water

Juice and slices of lemon (1 or more to taste)

Pinch of Cayenne pepper

Honey to taste (Raw local honey is best)

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Vitamin C Tea

The need for vitamin C in our diets in Autumn and Winter really needs no explanation. Aside from its stunning magenta color, this tea tastes delicious and packs powerful nutrition.

Blend:

Hot Water

Rosehips

Orange Peel (fresh or dried)

Hibiscus

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Sunday Morning Tea

This tea, for whatever reason, always makes me see and feel rays of sunshine. The sweet notes of Honeysuckle and Jasmine flowers paired with Ginger are warming and inviting. The perfect light brew to sip in bed as we linger a little longer before the sun rises.

Blend:

Hot water

Honeysuckle

Jasmine

Ginger (fresh is best, but dried works too!)

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Tea tips

  1. Just before the kettle comes to a full boil take it off! This keeps oxygen from being scorched from the water and your tea from tasting bitter. 

  2. Buy your herbs and spices from good sources. Check local farms, markets, co-ops, and good online sources such as here and here

Additional Ingredients to blend with:

Coriander 

Vanilla bean

Honeysuckle

Jasmine

Rose

Peppermint

Cinnamon

Star anise

Cardamom

Ginger