Calming Bedtime Tea DIY

amelia wachtin herbal tea

I was nervous about this blend of herbs. I had an idea in my head of what I was trying to create, but was unsure if the flavours would combine well. All these herbs have strong and distinct flavours, but the result of them amalgamated into one tea is magic! The tea turns a pretty pink colour from the hibiscus. The peppermint is soothing, but not overwhelming. The lavender and chamomile add subtle floral undertones and the nettles add a nutrient punch. 

amelia wachtin herbs

About the herbs:

Nettles

  • A natural diuretic
  • High in vitamins (C and B complex) and minerals (zinc, iron, magnesium, selenium)

Peppermint

  • Its carminative action helps soothe the digestive tract after meals by easing gas and bloating.

Chamomile

  • Mild nervous system sedative
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps ease nervousness and anxiety

Lavender

  • Promotes sleep and eases stress and anxiety
  • Helps soothe the digestive tract as a carminative

Hibiscus

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • High in vitamin C

 

amelia wachtin herbal tea

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peppermint

  • 1 cup dried nettles

  • 1/2 cup chamomile flowers

  • 1/4 cup lavender

  • 1/4 cup hibiscus

Combine all herbs in a big bowl and mix until well combined. 

amelia wachtin herbal tea

Brewing Instructions:

Steep 2 tsp of tea for 5 mins. Enjoy! 

Note: do not leave tea leaves in water for longer than 10 minutes as the hibiscus will become very tart. 

 

amelia wachtin herbal tea

This is an excellent tea to have before bedtime due to the relaxing nature of many of these herbs. 

Happy DIYing

XO

Amelia 

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