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25 mins

Healing Herbal Teas
Honeybush Spice is a great choice when you are in the mood for a decaf spicy chai tea without the milk and sugar. Honeybush makes a delicious base that is slightly sweet and tangy, and the complexity of the honeybush gets amplified the longer you steep it. Ginger and anise aid in digestion and circulation. Cinnamon and cardamom are also warming herbs, but, in addition, they support the immune system and have strong antimicrobial properties that strengthen your body against illness. Orange zest and vanilla bean are added for their uplifting properties.

Posted by Storey Publishing Published See Storey Publishing's 42 projects » © 2021 Sarah Farr / Storey · Reproduced with permission. · Excerpted from Healing Herbal Teas, © by Sarah Farr, photography by © Kyle Johnson, used with permission from Storey Publishing.
  • Step 1

    Pour 1.5 cups hot water over 1 tablespoon tea. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes. For a stronger cup, simmer 1 tablespoon tea in 2 cups water in a lidded saucepan for 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Taste: similar to chai but slightly less spicy
    Herbal actions: warming, antimicrobial
    Systems affected: digestive, immune

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