I’m discovering myself a passion for herbalism…
When you think that herbal medicine have been around for centuries, it only seem normal and essential to me to try to learn a few basics. I guess it also goes with my fear of taking any chemical medicine, I’m always searching for a more natural and less intrusive method to heal any types of sickness I might encounter during the year. For me, herbalism is perfect for my everyday life and I’m the living proof that it works.
It’s funny because I wasn’t always like this but seems like the older I get, the more crazy/fascinated I become about everything that is tea related and herbalism in general. Plus, I find the human race lost so much of his heritage since everything is fed right up in our mouths since birth without us making any efforts. Every time I pick up my herbal medicine book, I feel like I’m also doing my part in the “preservation” of this knowledge.
Btw my first herbalism book was offered to me by a sweet fan of this blog… If you’re reading this, thank you so much again 🙂
Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you my homemade blend “LongeviTEA” that will help you fight and recover from all those bugs that we can catch during the year. Now I would like to precise that I do not proclaim that I found the secret to a long life with perfect health. This is a blend that I created from the information I have gathered on herbalism up to date and I’m sure this blend will be in constant evolution as I keep learning. You can feel free to research on all the herbs I have added in my blends and you’ll see that it’s a lot of goodness 🙂
If you can make this tea with FRESH top quality herbs, it will be a lot better for you but since it’s not everybody who can have a garden full of fresh herbs all year long (sad panda me, who’s currently stuck under the gray and cold weather of Montreal), the dried version will do the trick.
Like any other spices you have in the kitchen, make sure to keep your tea in an air tight container, in a cool, dry and dark place to preserve the freshness of the blend.
– INGREDIENTS –
4 tablespoons of dried shitake mushrooms – crushed in decently small pieces but not too small
2 tablespoons of crushed, dried sage
2-3 teaspoons of dried rosemary
3 teaspoons of dried thyme
3 teaspoon of dried spreadmint