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Mineral Rich Herbal Summer Tea

As the summer heat rises, staying hydrated is essential. What better way to do so than with a mineral-rich herbal tea infusion? This refreshing beverage combines the benefits of various herbs, providing not only hydration but also essential minerals and nutrients. Using room temperature water and storing the infusion in the fridge ensures a cool, revitalizing drink that's perfect for hot days. Here's how to make a delicious herbal summer tea infusion with hibiscus powder, lemon balm, nettles, raspberry leaf, marshmallow root, red clover, and a pinch of Celtic sea salt.


Why These Herbs?

  • Hibiscus Powder: Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, hibiscus adds a tart, cranberry-like flavor and vibrant color.

  • Lemon Balm: Known for its calming properties, lemon balm also adds a light, citrusy flavor.

  • Nettles: Packed with vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium.

  • Raspberry Leaf: Traditionally used for its benefits to women’s health, it is also rich in vitamins and minerals.

  • Marshmallow Root: Soothing to the digestive system and adds a subtle sweetness.

  • Red Clover: Contains isoflavones and is known for its detoxifying properties.

  • Celtic Sea Salt: Adds essential minerals and enhances the flavor profile of the infusion.


Recipe for a Quart-Size Mason Jar

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon hibiscus powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried lemon balm (or 2 tablespoons fresh)

  • 1 tablespoon dried nettles (or 2 tablespoons fresh)

  • 1 tablespoon dried raspberry leaf (or 2 tablespoons fresh)

  • 1 tablespoon dried marshmallow root (or 2 tablespoons fresh)

  • 1 tablespoon dried red clover (or 2 tablespoons fresh)

  • Healthy pinch of Celtic sea salt

  • Room temperature water

  • Raw honey (optional, for sweetening, after straining and ready to drink)

  • Lime wedge (optional, for a squeeze of lime, after straining and ready to drink)



Recipe for a Half-Gallon

Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons hibiscus powder

  • 2 tablespoons dried lemon balm (or 4 tablespoons fresh)

  • 2 tablespoons dried nettles (or 4 tablespoons fresh)

  • 2 tablespoons dried raspberry leaf (or 4 tablespoons fresh)

  • 2 tablespoons dried marshmallow root (or 4 tablespoons fresh)

  • 2 tablespoons dried red clover (or 4 tablespoons fresh)

  • Healthy pinch of Celtic sea salt

  • Room temperature water

  • Raw honey (optional, for sweetening, , after straining and ready to drink)

  • Lime wedge (optional, for a squeeze of lime, after straining and ready to drink) Instructions


Combine Herbs:

  • In a quart-size mason jar, add the hibiscus powder, lemon balm, nettles, raspberry leaf, marshmallow root, and red clover. Add Salt and Water:

  • Add a pinch of Celtic sea salt to the jar.

  • Fill the jar with room temperature water, leaving about an inch of space at the top. Stir and Infuse:

  • Stir the mixture to ensure the hibiscus powder dissolves.

  • Cap the jar and let it sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours. Refrigerate:

  • Place the jar in the refrigerator and let it infuse for at least 4 hours, or overnight for a stronger flavor. Strain:

  • After infusing, strain the tea using a mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the herbs. Serve:

  • Sweeten with raw honey to taste, if desired.

  • Add a squeeze of lime for a refreshing twist.


Customizing Your Infusion

Feel free to customize your herbal tea infusion with other herbs of your choosing. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Mint: Adds a refreshing, cooling flavor.

  • Lemon Verbena: Enhances the citrus notes.

  • Rose Petals: Adds a floral aroma and a touch of elegance.


Making your own mineral-rich herbal summer tea infusion is a delightful and nourishing way to stay hydrated and healthy during the hot months. By combining a variety of herbs, you create a drink that is not only refreshing but also packed with beneficial nutrients and minerals. Cheers to your health and wellness!


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