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4 DIY Tea Blends You Can Create On Your Own

With a variety of new Be Fresh loose-leaf tea now available, it is often fun to experiment and play around with flavours by creating your own blends and brewing a personalized tea just for you! 

These teas, individually, have many beneficial properties for you to sip on, but discovering your own blend is fun.  You can experiment with flavours and also add fresh fruits like lemon zests or fresh ginger to enhance the taste to your blends.  Before you start blending, take these fresh ingredients and using a vegetable peeler remove thin strips, place them on a baking sheet and slowly dry them in the oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours, or if you have a dehydrator that works too!  After you take them out of the oven, let them rest on the counter over night to cool and chop them into small pieces in the morning.  

 

Have fun with these 4 tea blends:  

 

Lavender chamomile  

This blend of lavender and chamomile is the perfect combination to help you wind down for the evening. Mix this blend to help improve sleep, reduce inflammation and support your digestive system.  

 

Mix Equal Parts Lavender and Chamomile leaves into a small bowl. Seal in a small glass jar. To serve, add 1 Tablespoon to a tea infuser for 1 cup of boiling water. 

 

 

Lemon Ginger Chamomile  

While chamomile is a source of calm and relaxation, ginger adds a spicy flavour to it while lemon adds a layer of freshness.  

Mix 1-part lemon, 1-part ginger, and 2 parts chamomile to a small bowl. Seal in a small glass jar. To serve, add 1 Tablespoon to a tea infuser for 1 cup of boiling water. 

 

Peppermint Lemon Ginger 

Peppermint is known to support digestion and relaxing your gastrolienal track while ginger can help eliminate toxins from your body. The spicy flavour of the ginger will increase the longer it steeps. 

 Mix 1-part lemon, 1-part ginger, and 2 parts peppermint to a small bowl. Seal in a small glass jar. To serve, add 1 Tablespoon to a tea infuser for 1 cup of boiling water. 

 

Hibiscus Rose  

This vibrant red tea with lots of sweet floral notes is packed with antioxidants and vitamins!  

 3 parts hibiscus and 1 part rose petals, add 1 tablespoon to a tea infuser per 1 cup of boiling water.  

 

 

 

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Share your tea blending combinations with us and tag us on social or leave us a comment below.  

 

Zoey Jones

Zoey is the social media and content coordinator at SPUD. When she is not at work you can find her making a mess in the kitchen, sipping on coffee and playing board games.

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