The heat of the summer months may be perfect for going to the lake, or reservoir. Unfortunately, for those who are stuck at home or in the city, those excruciating summer days come with the added stress of heat related headaches.
So, next time you find yourself feeling a little anxious, take a step back, and take some time to brew an incredible cup of lavender iced tea that will help treat all of your problems...
The healing process starts before you even drink the tea. Studies show that the act of making the tea gives ourselves the feeling of being loved, and taken care of on a subconscious level. Since the tea mixes the natural goodness of the herbs with the purity of water, the aroma it lets off creates a more soothing environment, which helps you feel more connected to your senses. With all the incredible healing properties, it's no wonder that different cultures have valued tea for centuries.
Where does the magic come from?
Lavender has known calming effects, and its essential oils are often used as stress relieving household remedies. Some of the most common uses are adding a few drops to your pillow for a more restful sleep, and putting a little into your shower, or bath for a relaxing, and rejuvenating experience. The scent of lavender alone, helps relieve your anxious feelings, and allows your body to relax. Additionally, lavender helps to improve the circulation of your blood, and reduce your risk of dramatic blood pressure spikes.
Creating the tea.
During the winter it is nice to have a hot beverage to warm your body, but for the summer we found the recipe for an iced version that might be even better. Initiate the healing process by getting either 3/4 teaspoon of dried lavender, or 1 1/2 teaspoons of fresh lavender blossoms, and some organic lavender sprigs. Now you just need four cups of water and four green tea before you're to start putting everything together.
We encourage you to begin by taking a deep breath, and be mindful of the tea making experience. Once you are ready bring a saucepan of water to a boil, then remove it from the heat source, and let it cool for about 5 minutes. then you can add the tea bags along with the lavender of your choice, but don't add the sprigs just yet. Allow the tea to steep for another 5 minutes, strain into your heat resistant mug, and garnish with the lavender sprigs.