A soothing cuppa is in the bag, when you make your own. The appeal of this project goes beyond having something nice to sip: the touch and smell of choosing your herbs, even before the tastebuds kick in, make it a real sensory experience – something to savour.
Herbal tea bags
1 Cut unbleached muslin fabric into squares roughly measuring 10x10cm.
2 Choose between 2 to 4 dried herbs to mix and place in the middle of the square. You need about a teaspoon in total.
3 Gather the corners of the square together and tie the teabag up using cotton thread.
4 Infuse in hot water for five minutes and drink. You can empty out the spent herbs and re-use the muslin again after rinsing it.
SOME BLENDS TO TRY
- Rosemary, peppermint & nettle An uplifting blend to aid focus and concentration.
- Echinacea, yarrow & sage A restorative blend to sip when you have a sore throat or cold.
- Lemon verbena, rose & skullcap A relaxing combination to enjoy before bed.