June 21, 2017 Happy First Day of Summer! Summer Solstice 2017 begins on June 20, 21, and 22 and this all depends on where you are on the planet. This day is celebrated with dancing, food and all different kinds of rituals around the world. In terms of daylight it is the longest day and shortest night. So here are five herbal blend that should be used as a Summer Iced Tea just plain sweet and simple.
Elderflowers Tea– This flowery blend is light and delightful. Made with fresh Elderflowers by taking a tablespoon of herb to a cup of boiled water. Pour water over herbs cover, steep overnight and strain and Enjoy. For added flavors add a bit of ginger and touch of lemon and sweeten accordingly.
Nettle Tea– So simple and refreshing Nettle gives a cooling and vigorous taste. Because of it’s high content of minerals it makes an excellent tea for the summer. Anyone who has allergies or hay fever should drink nettle tea every day. It helps with mucous forming foods and helps to curb a sweet tooth. Steep overnight and for added flavor add lemons and sweeten according to taste.
Red Clover Tea – This tangy delicious blend is an excellent way of loading up on calcium and magnesium. This herb contains profuse amounts of protein, vitamin B complex and vitamin C. A Red Clover infusions can be enjoyed daily. This prized herb is really a treasure when hot or cold. Add a hint of cinnamon with Agave to take your iced tea experience over the top
Elderberry Tea – Contains organic pigments, amino acids, flavonoids, sugar vitamin A and B and a large amounts of vitamin C. The therapeutic actions of the elderberry flowers and berries create beautiful flavors that will pick you up on a hot summer day. Add some agave syrup to sweeten and touch of lemon to mellow out the flavor. A tablespoon goes a long way.
Minty Basil Tea – This is such a refreshing combination, the peppermint leaf helps to promote good digestion and improve the appetite. Peppermint is soothing and relaxing and it is one of the ancient herbs. Basil is filled with vitamin K and a very good source of cooper, vitamin C, iron, foliate and excellent source of calcium. When combined together this iced tea combination will cool you all the way down. Seep overnight for lasting flavors or just add ice.
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