Why stress relief tea? Because taking care of yourself and taking care of the world is kind of the same thing. Because the right tea can change... everything. Try one of these tea blends today if you could use some TLC. Make it a ritual. It might change your whole life.
I like easy recipes. They encourage me to try something new without plopping more stress onto my already-tight schedule.
I hope you find more light in these simple blends. Make them with care. A little stress relief can go a long way.
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“Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you.” – Jonathan Stroud
5 Stress Relief Tea Blends to Make Your Day So Much Better
1. Lavender-Orange Tea
To make this tea, use these ingredients as a base, and swap in slices of lemon, tangerine, or grapefruit if you want to switch it up:
- 8 ounces water (preferably distilled)
- 2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers (food-grade)
- 1-2 fresh orange slices
- 1 teaspoon honey, optional
2. Lemon and Ginger Calming Tonic
Clear your sinuses, give your immune system a welcome boost, and calm frazzled nerves with this healing and lively tonic. I try to drink a cup of tea with magnesium in it on a daily basis because it provides natural stress relief.
This easy-to-make tonic features a few additional ingredients to help your body out during the cold, busy season:
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated
- 1 tablespoon lemon flavor Natural Calm Magnesium
- 1 fresh lemon, sliced
- 2 cups boiling water
- Raw honey, to taste (optional)
“The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.” – Arthur Gray
3. Chamomile Tea Latte
Chamomile has a whole host of beneficial properties and is probably one of the more popular herbal teas known for warding off anxiety and stress. Using this ancient medicinal herb is a brilliant choice for stress relief tea, but if you’re craving something a little more rich and cozy, may I interest you in a cup of comfort in the form of a latte?
I’m loving these ingredients:
- 2 cups milk of choice (I like almond or cashew)
- 2 tablespoons chamomile tea
- 5 cloves, crushed
- 1 cinnamon stick + ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the full instructions for this tea latte creation, see the original recipe with photos here.
4. Lemon Balm Tea
This tea is super easy to make. All you need is dried lemon balm (known for its soothing effect on the nervous system) and hot water. I’m also sharing this incredibly simple recipe because the source from which I found it shares tips for using lemon balm along with three additional recipes.
All you’ll need for this tea is:
- 1-2 tsp dried lemon balm
- 1 cup hot water
For variations, instructions, and a recipe for infused water and a tincture featuring lemon balm, see the original post here.
“While there is tea, there is hope.” – Arthur Wing Pinero
5. Sweet Sleep Tea
A healing night’s sleep is a necessary ingredient in optimal mental, emotional, and physical health. This recipe balances pungent lavender and empowering citrus with the floral, mellow scent of rose petals to create an uplifting beverage you’d want to settle down with after a stressful day.
Combine the herbs and orange for steeping before adding honey and milk for a delicious tea that smells and tastes like peace:
- 1/4 cup Lavender buds
- 1/2 cup Chamomile flowers
- 1/4 cup Dried orange peel
- 2 Tbsp Rose petals
- Raw honey
- Coconut or pastured, raw milk
For full recipe instructions and inspiration, read the original post from The Herbal Spoon.
“A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter.” – Mary Lou Heiss, The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
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Which of these tea blends do you want to try next?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!
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