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DIY Guide to Tea Blending

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This information is shared on Delicious Obsessions today, courtesy of my affiliate partner, Mountain Rose Herbs. I appreciate that they allowed me to share the graphic and the text from one of their recent newsletters. Last summer, I started diving into making my own herbal tea blends at home. I am certainly far from an expert, so I appreciate these tips and look forward to mixing up more tea blends in the future. I find blending tea so fun! There are so many herbs and so many flavors that you’re sure to find some combinations to suit pretty much any taste!

DIY Guide to Tea Blending

This fun tool (image above) will help you find herbal synergy when creating your own tea blends. Start with the herbal action you need (immune support, calming, digestive stimulant, etc.) and use your preferred herb as the “active ingredient” base. Then add a “supportive ingredient” that is soothing to that particular body system. The final ingredient is the “catalyst” which adds a pop of flavor or offers stronger potency to the active ingredient by providing a complimentary action.

These proportions are conceptual and not hard set, so you have freedom to experiment. Start with 3 parts active ingredient, 1 to 2 parts supportive, and 1/4 to 1 part catalyst, and then make adjustments as needed.  You will find that herbs often switch roles from one blend to the next.

Keep this helpful guide in mind when you begin blending gifts for the holidays!

Make sure you check out my recipes for 4 DIY Adaptogenic Herbal Tea Blends and my post on 7 Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea (plus some recipes). The Mountain Rose Herbs site is also full of helpful info, video tutorials, and more!

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About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food nut, coconut everything enthusiast, avid reader and researcher, blossoming yogi, and animal lover. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.

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  1. This is great! I have been wanting to do this for quite a while and had no starting point so thank you! I need some digestive teas for sure!

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