There is a particular feeling when you find the perfect blend of herbs that you have brewed into a tea. A blend that nourishes you from the inside out. That tastes like the sweet essence of a meadow, a wild, field, orange sunshine. That opens your heart and lifts your spirit.
This is what I have found in what I like to call the Soul Cap blend.
Sometimes the simplest blends, 3-5 herbs can be the most effective. Simple blends can allow you to really identify each one’s presence and how vital each one has on the blend as a whole. You can connect to each plant and give it a proper chance to shine.
Soul Cap is a blend of 5 herbs.
The intention behind this blend is to calm the gut, ease the mind of nervous or anxious thoughts, comfort the soul, and raise the spirit with ease and joy.
Not to mention tasting like a slice of heaven.
While I absolutely turn to a bag of tea while I am on the go and have great love for many companies who provide unmatchable blends of tea, my favorite way to drink tea, is to brew it using loose leaf. Preferably a longer, slow, low roll, brew.
This means 20-30 minutes either in a tea pot or just barely simmering in a pot, on low level heat.
One of the reasons I love this method is because it encourages me to build my home apothecary of loose leaf herbs. My bookshelf has jars and jars filled with dried herbs that sit there, in a cool place, waiting for the picking. I can approach the herbs and pick and choose, usually 3-5 of the ones I feel my body needs at the moment. Or if I have a friend or loved one looking for a particular health incentive or taste factor, I can adjust the blend accordingly. You don’t like licorice? No problem! We can put ginger or peppermint or astragulus to buff out some flavor. Peppermint too strong? Let’s try Spearmint. Or ditch mints all together and throw in some lemongrass! The possibilities are endless when you are working with single plants coming together to make a synchronized, harmonious blend.
If you would like to try Soul Cap, we have some blended up in the store. Would be happy to serve you up a single cup and cap off your soul with some herbal allies. And if you feel so inspired, come in and see what herbs you might take home to start experimenting with your own blends. Choose from the heart. Use your instinct and remembering of these plants.
Happy tea making!