While we are still blanketed in snow and temperatures are frigid, this month is full of hope and renewal. With the arrival of the equinox on March 20th comes the official start to spring and longer, warmer, and greener days ahead.
In celebration of the equinox I formulated the following blend. This tea is a simple way to get lots of easily-assimilated minerals into your body, while also supporting the liver and your body's pathways of detoxification. It feels like a gentle spring cleaning for your whole system! Don't be surprised if you feel lighter and more energized after drinking this infusion over the course of several days. Your eyes will sparkle and your liver will thank you!
1 part Nettles
1 part Alfalfa
1/2 part Dandelion leaf
1/2 part Chickweed
1/4 part Spearmint
(This recipe is proportional. 1 "part" equals any sized bowl or measurement of your choice so that you can make as large or as small a batch as you'd like.)
Blend all herbs together. Place 5 heaping Tblsp. in a glass quart-sized jar, cover with boiled water and cap immediately. Let this steep overnight or for at least 7 hours at room temperature. In the morning, strain out the herbs. Gently re-heat the brew if you wish, or drink it as is. Store any extra tea in the fridge and drink within two days.
Happy soon-to-be Spring!