It’s a cool autumn month, the leaves are slowly falling, but there are plenty of fruits on the trees and shrubs – rose hips, quince, apples, pears, black berries, well … – How to process them? I remember how my grandmother always went to forage for rose hips and made excellent tea from them. But it was not tea made of dried rose hips, they were roasted. In ancient times, people were working with everything that was freely available and used various methods to keep them for a whole year. One of them was the true production of roasted herbal fruit teas.
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How to use Roasted herbal fruit teas?
No matter what the season is, roasted herbal fruit tea can be served as a hot refreshing and comforting drink or cold – cool drink to quench your thirst. Oh, I almost forgot, you can also prepare pancakes or waffles with them or mix them with milk and make a delicious smoothie!
Why is Drinking roasted herbal fruit Tea Healthy?
While classic black or green tea contains caffeine and keeps you awake all night, if you drink it in the late afternoon or evening, roasted fruit herbal tea is caffeine free. So you can take your daily dose of tea at night after dinner to help you digest or to calm you down and help you relax after a long day.
It’s not just an aroma that evokes pleasant feelings, there is plenty of research showing that drinking fruit herbal tea can actually improve your health.
Tea is the elixir of life. Lao Tzu
Benefits of roasted herbal fruit tea:
1) anti aging effect – packed with antioxidants, roasted herbal fruit tea slows down aging and prevents radical damage
2) antidepressant effect – thanks to their comforting effect herbal teas can significantly reduce your stress level and can provide relief to someone who feels low or depressed
3) kidney help – by consuming at least one cup of herbal tea a day, you will not only get enough fluid in your body but also prevent kidney disease and help boost kidney health.
4) Reduce blood pressure – while caffein can increase blood pressure, antioxidants present in herbal fruit teas can help lower your blood pressure naturally
4) Vitamin C – herbal fruit tea has plenty of vitamin C which is good not only to boost your immune system, but also beneficial to your entire internal system. No matter what the season, te
a can be a tasty beverage since it can be served iced or hot.
What tea have we prepared for you?
Immunity booster – Rose hips & apples & thyme
This beautiful blend inspired by a misty autumn is all you need to keep warm and safe these cooling months.
Make sure you open each and every rose hip and remove all sticky seeds. You don’t want those seeds ending up in your tea. Eating the rose hip hairs can be highly irritating to your digestive tract so make sure you have removed them completely.
Rose hips goes really well with apples and thyme and we recommended this tea as an immunity booster for its high content of vitamin C (rose hips) and protection against colds and
infection (volatile oils which are present in Thyme)
for sore throat and fever – Quince & ginger & cinnamon & cloves
This glorious fruit and herbal tea reminds me of Christmas with its smell of cinnamon and clove. Baked quincy reminds me of pear with its taste. You can eat raw quince, but like all worthy things, the magic comes with a little heat. It has been used in traditional medicine to treat sore throat, diarrhea, inflammation, ulcers and high blood pressure. Seeds have a laxative effect, they are also used to treat lung diseases. Leaves are used to treat fever, diarrhea, cough, skin disorders and insomnia.
in Portuguese quince says is marmelo – where marmalade came from. Originally marmalade was made just from quince.
Ginger known as a warming spice can promote a fever and speed up healing. It’s a marvelous remedy in the early stages of an infection. Ginger stimulates circulation and help to relieve
rheumatic pains and aches
Calming and Relaxing – Lavender & Lemon & Verbena
The aromatic smell of this tea has calming and relaxing effects on the whole body and soul. Lavender is very effective in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
Lavender is one of our favorite herbs that is also very popular in cosmetic industry.
Verbena is commonly used as treatment of insomnia, anxiety and depression. This herb also has analgesic effects and helps with mild headaches and is considered a natural antispasmodic to help with abdominal pain associated with menstruation.
See other recipes with lavender here:
Considering their healthy benefits, nice packaging and availability, herbal fruit teas seem like ideal gifts for your loved ones. feel free to make various combinations to suit your needs:
Fruits: cranberries, pears, cherries, gooseberries, cherries, oranges, blackberries, mandarins, blueberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, apples, strawberries, berries, pears, rose hips, grapes or pineapple.
Leaves: verbena, thyme, peppermint, lemon balm, spearmint, mugwort, catnip
Buds: Lavender, Chamomile, Linden, Passion flower, Basil, Calendula,
Roots: ginger, Angelica, Dandelion
Preserving the roasted herbal fruit teas
Once you remove the roasted tea from the oven, fill it hot in the jars, close them properly and place them upside down till they cool down. They should last well for 1 year. Once opened jar you need to keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.