Hello, All! How many of you love tea? I’m a coffee lover, but I do enjoy tea! It’s calming, light, and can be used as a way to bless your body with amazing health benefits! Today is all about how to make you own delicious, and healthy Hibiscus tea! I know. You could so run out and grab a tea bag, but the joy of making your own products is very rewarding! You can tailor it to fit your needs and you know exactly what’s in it! This is one of my favorite recipes, but before trying please read my post on The Amazing Health Benefits of Hibiscus which you can find right HERE and as always, please read my disclaimer before trying ANY of my home remedies. You can find it HERE. Now let’s make some tea!!!
You will need some tea bags!
I found these at my FAVORITE health food store, Georgetown Market! You can find them HERE. Lol! You already know!
These bags are awesome because they make it super easy to make your own tea! all you have to do is fill and seal! Boom! You get 40 for like $5 or so. Next you will need some herbs! You will need Hibiscus, Crystallized Ginger, Lemongrass and Coriander Seed Powder!
LOOK AT THIS STASH!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOVVVVEEE THIS PLACE!
All of these spices are Certified ORGANIC and I really enjoy the fact that it’s self serve! That way, you only walk out with what you NEED!
All you have to do is pick your herb or spice, grab a bag, write the item number on the bag, put the desired amount inside, weigh it on the scale, seal it, and purchase! Boom! My friends at Georgetown Market make it SUPER simple!
A little under 2 ounces of each is all you will need, and each one was under $1.50! I chose crystallized ginger because I love it, but you can use ginger powder if you like.
You will also need Indian White Tea Leaves. I’m sorry for not having a store photo, but you will see what it looks like as you continue to read.
Ginger: Anti inflammatory, helps to lower blood sugar, improves brain function and protects against Alzheimer’s Disease.
Lemongrass: Detoxifies, cleanses, boosts the immune system and reduces arthritis pain
Coriander: Boosts the immune system, helps to prevent anemia, aids in digestion and helps menstrual irregularity
Indian White Tea: Helps with weight loss, reduces the risk of various cardiovascular disorders, helps manage blood sugar, rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties.
**If you add dried lemons and oranges to this tea, it will add vitamin c, immune boosters, protection against free radicals and protection against some cancers.
In addition to your herbs, you will need all natural,food grade lemon and orange oil. Please don’t get food grade oils confused with essential oils!!! They are two different things!!
I purchase all of my food grade oils from Ms. B’s Sweet Supplies! Don’t live in Indy? Don’t worry because just like Georgetown Market, they will ship it to you! Just like essential oils, please keep them away from your children and pets. These are natural, highly concentrated oils and should be stored just like any other essential oil.
I chose to use oils for this recipe or “tute” because it’s easy and packs great flavor! I usually dry out my lemons and oranges for tea, but I wanted to create a post that would be simple for everybody. However, if you would like to learn more about drying fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs please let me know and I will write a post just for you!!! Oh, almost forgot! You will also need a dropper! Ms. B’s has them right next to the oils and Georgetown Market carries them as well. It looks like this.
Now we set up the assembly line!
Next, get your iron and ironing board because you will use them to seal your bags. Make sure to empty your iron of all water! Steam is not allowed for this project.
The process is simple!
1 teaspoon each of Hibiscus and Indian White Tea
1/2 teaspoon of Lemongrass
1/8 teaspoon of Coriander Seed Powder
3 drops each of Food Grade Orange and Lemon Oil
Chop enough Crystallized Ginger to make 1/2 teaspoon
It can be a little tricky getting the herbs and ginger into the bag, but I find it works best when you insert the teaspoon while the tea bag is flat like this.
Your bag should be half full and look like this.
Now grab your iron and gently press. It seals in a matter of seconds!
You may see some oily spots on your bag, but that’s nothing but love! It will dry out later. Now find a cool little tin to store your delicious and fragrant tea in!
I found this cute little tin at Goodwill 3 years ago! How cute right?
I only made 10 bags, but this recipe should make close to 18! I store my leftovers in a glass mason jar. I just measure everything out by the teaspoon, add my oils according to my measurements, and pop on the lid. Store in a dark cool place.
Now, you could totally measure your ingredients and place them in a mason jar to bag your tea at a later time. Just make sure to measure and store your ingredients properly. Remember, store in a dark, cool place.
You are finished! Grab your favorite mug or tea cup, put a tea bag in, and add hot water. Let it steep for 3 minutes and viola! Gorgeous, healthy and delicious Hibiscus Tea!!!
Look at that beautiful color!
Now all you have to do is sip your way to bliss!
I hope you will try and enjoy this delicious tea recipe! Don’t forget to share and comment below! Until next time!!!!
You can find Georgetown Market HERE. Don’t forget to tell them Nichole sent you!