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DIY Tea Blends - Five herbs, flowers and fruits that make infinite new blends!

DIY Tea Blends – 5 Ways

  • Author: Megan
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Dehydration Time: 2 Hours
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: DIY
  • Method: Oven

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup Dried Peppermint Leaves
  • 1/3 cup Dried Lavender Buds
  • 1/2 cup Dried Chamomile Flowers
  • 5 Lemons, peeled and dried (Use the lemons in lemon curd!)
  • 1 cup Fresh Ginger, thinly peeled and dried

Instructions

If using fresh ingredients like lemons and ginger, use a vegetable peeler to peel away the outer layer of the lemons, and shred thin strips of ginger. Lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a 200 degree oven for 2 hours. If not completely dry by then, continue to dehydrate in the oven, or allow to rest on the counter overnight.

When they are completely dry, chop the lemon and ginger each finely until quite small. Set aside into two separate bowls.

TO BLEND:

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

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 8 ounces of boiling water.

LEMON GINGER CHAMOMILE

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 8 ounces of boiling water.

PEPPERMINT LEMON GINGER

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 8 ounces of boiling water.

LEMON LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

Mix 1 part lemon, 1 part lavender, and 2 parts chamomile to a small bowl. Seal in a small glass jar. To serve, add 1 Tablespoon to a tea infuser for 8 ounces of boiling water.

LEMON LAVENDER PEPPERMINT

Mix 1 part peppermint, 1 part lavender, and 1 part lemon to a small bowl. Seal in a small glass jar. To serve, add 1 Tablespoon to a tea infuser for 8 ounces of boiling water.


Keywords: Tea, Homemade, Herbs