I’m not either/or, I’m both when it comes to coffee and tea. I daily drink and appreciate both. Word prompt for today is tea, so I will focus there.
Over time, I’ve experimented with drinking several herbal teas. Even though I know little about Ayurvedic medicine, I was naturally drawn to Ashwagandha and Holy Basil tea and loved how these “adaptogen herbs” made me feel long before I learned what an adaptogen was (linked excerpt by an author who wrote “the book” on them).
Teas can be made from any herb or plant, and it is possible to make an uplifting tea from common edible plants you may know in your surroundings like dandelion, lemon balm, or mint leaves. Here are some of my favorite teas. Since I love anything authentic rose, the scent, the taste, (not overly sweet artificial rose), many of my favorite teas include rose petals or hips.
I would like to learn how to make my own rose hip jam as well, but until such day, I was happy to find this store-bought jam from a company in Germany that’s been in operation since 1880s. I believe I first tasted rose hip jam at my German grandparents’ table as a child. Talk about tradition.
Tea drinking is a rich tradition in most countries around the world. Here is some information about 15 of those cultural traditions.
Especially if I’m dragging rather than toning down anxiety and worry (seems to be my chronic background state), I prefer the clean energizing feel of the tea most common in Argentina and South America.