Tea Recipes

 So you're still dubious about the health benefits of tea? Here are some recent findings to help you change your mind.


·        A study from the Karolinsk Institute in Stockholm has found that regularly drinking green tea may help to reduce any tumour activity by blocking the development of new blood vessels that tumours need to grow and metastasise.

·        An Israeli study shows that regularly drinking up to 5 cups of green tea every day can inhibit cholesterol - a precursor to heart disease.

·        A recent study in US of 35,000 post-menopausal women has found that those who drank more than 2 cups of tea per day had a 40% lower incidence of digestive and urinary tract cancer, compared with those who drank tea infrequently or never.

·        A recent study in the Japanese Journal of Cancer Research has revealed that an "increased consumption of green tea is correlated with a decreased recurrence of breast cancer".

·        Peppermint tea has been shown to be an ideal beverage for people who suffer from digestive disorders, sinus problems and morning sickness.

·        Chamomile tea is ideal for anxiety, insomnia and stress, and is a natural anti-spasmodic for stomach pain.

·        Lemongrass tea improves kidney function, toxin processing and helps to ease allergy symptoms.

·        Hawthornberry tea has been found to reduce cardiovascular problems by increasing your blood flow to the heart, as well as being loaded with antioxidants.


Headache Tea Ingredients:



Put a pinch each of lavender, chamomile, rosemary, and mint in a coffee filter, and then place it in your coffee maker. Otherwise, place the mixture in a teaball and leave it in a mug with enough water for one serving. Brew. Within about 15 minutes to a half-hour of drinking this mix, you should be feeling quite tired and less sore. Be sure to have a comfortable place to sleep, and your headache will disappear.


Sleep Tea

This tea helped make me relaxed and calm enough to be able to sleep. It's lightly sweet, so you may not need to add any honey, but if you want to, go for it. The herbs suggested are as follows:

4 clusters (or 2 tbsp) of hops
1 tsp. of lavender, rosemary, thyme, mugwort and sage
1 tbsp chamomile and wintergreen
1 pinch of valerian root (be careful to avoid getting a whiff of it!)


Take a teaspoon of the mixture and pour 1-cup of hot water. Wait for three minutes and then strain. Drink it after it cools a little. This mixture should make about 8 or 9 cups. Store the unused portion in a tight sealed container for later use.


Tea For Insomnia

50 g Cowslip
25 g Lavender
10 g St. John's Wort
15 g Hops cones
5 g Valerian roots

Over one heaped teaspoonful of this blend pour 1/4 litre of boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Drink this tea very warm, sip by sip, before going to sleep; if required, sweeten with a little honey.


Calming Tea Ingredients:

1 part sage
1 part thyme
1 part marjoram
1 part chamomile


Blend ingredients and place inside a tea ball, place in a mug of hot water and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Or, for larger quantities you can place the herbs inside a pot of water (make sure you don't overdo the amount of herbs you use in proportion to the amount of water...) and heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain to get rid of the herb pieces. Drink up and enjoy the soothing effects!



This brew is great for aiding a sluggish digestion and to encourage circulation. It's also good for your kidneys, gall bladder and helps refine your complexion. It's also rich in vitamins A and C. Simply steep 1 heaped teaspoon of parsley leaves and stalks in 1 cup of boiling water for 30 minutes. Alternatively, steep 1 level teaspoon of parsley seeds in half a cup of boiling water and then drink the brew when cooled. Take half a cup every day.



Black tea is anti-bacterial, but it tastes very strong. Since it's also a good treatment for mouth ulcers and to soothe sore throats, gargle black tea with a dash of lemon and clove essence to make it taste more pleasant.