Fresh Herb Tea – My Cup of Tea

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Fresh herb tea can help you to revitalize yourself. There’s a beautiful connection between humans and plants within the process when picking herbs from the garden and making aromatic herbal tea with it. Not only you are consuming something straight from the source, but when you’re in and amongst plants, you can’t help but admire nature and feel happy.

I got to try my first fresh herb tea when I attended the social entrepreneurship camp held at Gawad Kalinga Farm in Bulacan. Concoction was plain and simple, hot water with few fresh mint leaves.

I feel refreshed even in the middle of a farm during a sunny day. One of my favorite bed and breakfast in Tagaytay also offers fresh herb tea. I enjoy drinking tarragon tea after a delightful meal at Sonya’s Garden.

Did you know that you can make tea with fresh herbs and boiling water? You’ll be amazed at the flavor of this simple trick. Here are all the best herbal tea recipes using fresh herbs. They’re super simple and easy to make. If you make them once, you will no longer be needing the recipe.

Fresh Herb Tea

Fresh Italian Oregano transforms in 5 minutes into an earthy, fresh herbal tea that’s positively restorative. All you need is a few sprigs and boiling water. It is best known for Italian cooking but flavors lends intrigue to tea.

Lavender herbal tea is uniquely delicious! Tea made with lavender has a subtle floral undertone

Enjoy a cup of cozy Rosemary Herbal Tea. This tea has a fresh, piney essence. Add a squeeze of lemon and a touch of honey for the perfect flavor.

Ginger Tea, its cozy and warming full of spicy ginger flavor with a hint of tangy lemon and sweet honey. It’s a good substitute for coffee if you are trying to avoid caffeine. It has health benefits as well like aiding in digestion, reducing inflation and many more.

Fresh Tarragon Leaves, yummy! It contains flavonoids and is rich in vitamins and minerals. One sprig per cup of tarragon tea is great for blood sugar levels, this tea doesn’t require any sweetening.

One of the most popular is the Green Mint Tea with a strong sweet and cool flavor which is very refreshing. More so mint is superb for iced tea or flavored water as the flavoring infused quickly. You can drink it as hold and cold tea.

Fresh Lemon Grass, this tea fights free radicals is high in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory.  If making a pot of lemongrass tea use an entire stick which can be smashed at the base of the lemon grass and then broken into pieces. You may also tie the leaves around it to hold it together.

Steps in Making your very own fresh herb tea

  • Pick and wash fresh herbs, place into mug or pot
  • Pour boiling water and allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add desired sweetener, mix and enjoy

For healthier option, you may skip the sweetener.

Handy Tips

  • Fresh herbs – use only herbs that are not wilted and browning as they yield the best results and flavoring.
  • Some herbs are better when crushed with your hands such as lemons, balm, tarragon, sage & rosemary. Crushing helps to release oils within.
  • If you really like sweetener, choose honey, agave or maple syrup.
  • Some herbs goes well with lemon, fresh ginger or turmeric. Add slices as needed.
  • Stronger fresh teas, steep for longer hours to overnight. Its also good to sip a bottle of cold herbal tea.
  • Save and enjoy herbal tea throughout the year by drying your fresh herbs. Wash the desired herbs and allow to thoroughly air dry by placing them in a sunny spot.

Each tea is used for different reason and has different flavoring. Fresh herbal tea can have an amazing impact on your health and wellbeing. One of the best things about herbal tea is not only the flavors and benefits. It’s the opportunity to grow many herbs by yourself and make your own tea.

Happy brewing, enjoy a cup of tea while reading MyKmag 💗

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