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Need the perfect summer tea blend to both energize yet relax you at the same time? You will love my Revitalizing Summer Tonic, an herbal green tea blend that’s uniquely flavored and sweet without any added sugar.

I’m sure you’ve heard the benefits of green tea touted quite a bit. It has been one of the latest food fads over the last few years, but most green tea beverages are packed with unsavory ingredients (like refined sugar, artificial flavors, etc.). Hardly healthy.

So, skip all those pre-made products and try this recipe out!

To me, green tea by itself is not all that exciting. That’s why I’ve paired it with a few zestier ingredients to kick up the flavor profile, along with the health benefits. Since this is a blend there will be much less caffeine in general. I personally enjoy 1 quart a day, sometimes as much as 2 quarts on hot days.

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, as well as L-theanine. L-theanine is known to help reduce stress due to its relaxing properties. Dr. Kharrazian, the author of the popular “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?” book, says that green tea helps to fire up the hormone lipase, which also helps to burn body fat. Green tea is a very balancing tea for the body as well.

So, do something good for your body this summer and sip on this delicious tea!

Disclaimer: Green Tea does not benefit everyone, if you feel worse with green tea and have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or know you are TH2 dominant, discontinue its use. You can replace the green tea in this recipe with dried nettles, and use a touch less green leaf stevia.

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Easy Revitalizing Summer Tonic :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Yield: 1 quart dry tea mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

If you love herbal tea and need a little afternoon pick-me-up, then this recipe is for you! It's so simple to whip up the dry tea mix and have it ready whenever you need to make a cup or a pitcher.

Instructions

  1. Blend all together in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Pour into a glass jar or other airtight container (if using a mason jar, a wide-mouth funnel is helpful here).
  3. Use a heaping 1/2 cup to make 2 quarts of tea if you are going to make it iced.
  4. Add herbs to 2 quarts of hot water and steep for 3 minutes -no more!
  5. Or use 1 heaping teaspoon per 1 cup of water to have a cup of hot green tea.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

If you do not prefer to use stevia, leave it out and use an alternative sweetener. I prefer no added sugar which is why I choose stevia.

Want Even More Herbal Recipes to Support Your Health? I Can Help!

If you are still deep in your healing journey or just avoiding caffeine for other reasons, then I have a great option for you: herbal “coffees”! I developed these herbal blends when I had to give up coffee completely and needed something to take its place. Coffee, for me, was always a bit of a spiritual experience. It was something that calmed my soul, especially during a time in life where I was needing a lot of extra soothing.

When I gave up coffee completely, I tried to focus solely on herbal teas as a replacement, but the taste, aroma, and mouthfeel was beyond lacking for me. That’s why I turned to herbs that could give me a similar experience as a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Thankfully such herbs exist and I created a handful of blends that did just the trick. It took a lot of experimenting, but I finally got the proportions right and had a new cuppa joe to soothe my soul. 🙂

I now have these recipes (the very ones that I used when I sold this line of herbal “coffees” online), in my DIY Herbal Coffee Substitutes Blending Guide. Not only do you get access to the recipes I created, you get a TON of info about coffee, caffeine, health, and the nutrition of these herbs. Oh, and did I mention that there are a bunch of coffee shop inspired beverage recipes too? If you’ve got a favorite, then it’s likely in there.

DIY Herbal Coffees eBook: A Complete Guide To Making Delicious Herbal Coffees to Support Healing and Stress Relief // deliciousobsessions.com

If you’ve had to give up caffeine and herbal coffee is just not cutting it, then this is the book for you. Not only will these recipes soothe your coffee tooth, they will also support (and possibly) improve your health thanks to the nourishing herbs used.

For a limited time, I am offering Delicious Obsessions readers a special 50% OFF coupon code for my DIY Herbal Coffee Substitutes Blending Guide. Use coupon code COFFEE at checkout to save. Learn more and download your copy today here.

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