So, I’m picky about my teas. I’ve experimented for months to get a combination that I like. Too many herbs – too weak. Too much black tea – too much caffeine. Too many cloves – too strong. Too much black pepper – too spicy. Too much dandelion – too bitter.
This is just right. It’s sweet and spicy, hearty and robust. And it is a gentle cleanser for your liver and digestive system. The addition of dandelion, red clover, and milk thistle are gentle cleaners and liver protectors of for your liver. Dandelion, red clover, and nettle add excellent vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to your body.
These herbs are not only cleansing, but safe for pregnancy and nursing. Most are suggested herbs for using to add nutrients to your diet when pregnant and to your milk when nursing. As always, you should consult with your doctor or midwife before using any herbs especially if you take any medication.
Wanna try it…. here’s the recipe.
Spicy Cleansing Herbal Chai:
This recipe makes approximately 2 cups of loose leaf tea.
8 tsp loose leaf black tea
6 tsp dandelion leaf
5 tsp red clover
4 tsp nettle leaf
2 tsp mullien
2 tsp cinnamon sticks, crushed
2 tsp dried ginger
1 tsp stevia leaf
1 tsp dried orange peel
1 tsp cardamom pods, crushed
1/2 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
1/2 tsp whole cloves, crushed
1/2 tsp milk thistle, crushed
Mix all the ingredients. Add 2 tsp of tea mix to a tea strainer and steep for 5 minutes in boiling water.
Drink and enjoy!