My two favorite teas for when I am ill - and their recipesAugust 12, 2014
See, usually I am a coffee gal - especially in the mornings - but when I am ill I want to have none of that, not even the sight and smell of it, as the smell makes me nauseous. My caffeïne addicted body does want it, gravely, sure, but I am craving the more soothing tea's at such a moment.
I don't want to have anything to do with tea from a supermarket - not even the expensive brands, such as Pickwick, for the well known reason that it is just rubbish; - I only want loose leaf organic tea from health stores. And no, that is not me being picky. We have many of those healthstores in Zutphen and it's always a joy to visit and look at the wide assortment of teas available and pick the ones you like best. I am like a kid in a candystore, really.
- 1 handful of marigold flowers/leaves
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. chamomile
This is not a tea I buy packed in a health store, but I buy the ingredients organic and make the tea myself. I have read this once in a book written by Laurel Vukovic that is named 1001 natural remedies. It's a bit of my natural remedy bible. It contains natural remedy tips for beauty, health, domestic pets and your home. It has learned me a lot and every now and then I grab the book to read if there's a natural alternative for, example, air fresheners etc. But it also contains many herb teas, and delicious ones at that.
This tea is great for that nasty flu feeling: shivers, sore throat, etc. I always make a huge pot of this tea that I keep warm on a tea light from, ofcourse, the 1940s.
- 3 tsp grated ginger root (I like to use more for a more spicy bite to the tea)
- 500ml water
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 2tbsp. lemon juice