How to dry aromatic herbs to make teas and how to make different tea combinations
Now that the autumn has set in, there is nothing better than some warm tea especially if it also solves some of our pains. After all aromatic herbs have always had an important role in traditional medicine for its healing properties.
Teas can be made with fresh leaves, but to better take advantage of what the garden offers us the best is really to dry the leaves to be able to enjoy and drink tea during autumn and winter. To do this cut up the branches with scissors, take out any insects or damaged leaves, make small bunches and tie with sisal rope. Then just hang in a dry dark place. The leaves are dry when they are crisp and crumble easily. Then you just need to cut the leaves and store them in glass jars (or in vacuum plastic bags if you want it to last even longer).
The good thing about herbs is that you can make different kinds of tea combinations, and baths as well. In our online store we sell verbena, perfect for an after-meal infusion. Here are some other suggestions of combinations that you can do (if you don’t have a garden you can still buy dried leaves in specialty stores and do it at home):
Tea for a better digestion – Verbena, Anise, Mint and Malva
A purifying and diuretic tea – Dandelion, Dill, tarragon, chamomile
A tea to stimulate the appetite – Basil, Marjoram
For colds and flu – Bergamot
A soothing tea – Lemon Balm, Purslane
For really bad tummy issues – Oregano, Thyme
For anemia and exhaustion – Saffron
A great tea to sooth children – Fennel tea
And a great bath for those who have trouble relaxing – Lavender and Valerian (but beware some people have fallen asleep on the tub!)