Herbs and spices are a must for providing pleasant tastes and aromas to your herbal teas.
You can use these delicious tasting herbs and spices with Chinese herbs and nutritive herbs, like nettle, for a nice rounded combination of flavor that helps to mask the taste of more neutral or less pleasant tasting herbs.
It is important that what you eat and drink be satisfying to all the senses, that is why we have them... to enjoy them!
Many times, they not only enhance taste, but also act as an herbal stimulant, helping to deliver the health attributes of many of the superfoods.
Using flavorful herbs, spices and blossoms in your herbal tea concoctions will enhance your mood and uplift your spirit.
Add these wonderful floral essences and exotic spices to your tea blends and create a magnificent harmony that is herbal tea alchemy at it's finest.
See our page on how to make your own herbal tea bags for a great recipe using many of the spices and herbs listed below.
Adds a fruity citrus accent to all the Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs that you brew.
It has been used with tonic herbs in Chinese Herbal Medicine for centuries, so save your peels!
The oils in orange peel have also been proven to help with the process of methylation and what causes aging.
Any kind of mint is wonderful in teas and shakes. I love peppermint myself.
But you can experiment with all the other mint varieties as well, like: chocolate mint, pineapple mint, apple mint, spearmint... Try chocolate mint with cacao in drinks and desserts.
This is one of my all time favorite flavors. It works well with other herbs too, especially the more floral types.
Try it with lavender and cardamom... its amazing!
A star shaped spice great for use in any tea for it's licorice-like flavor, which is slightly stronger than the anise seed.
Native to Asian countries and used extensively in their foods and drinks.
One of the well known Indian herbs and spices, it is a must to have in your herbal tea pantry for it's unique sweetness and smell.
I love the fragrance of freshly ground cardamom! You can use the pods or the powder.
Prized around the world, cinnamon is probably one of the most popular among the herbs and spices.
Chinese cinnamon is traditionally used in Chinese herbology in many tonic formulas.
Is a great flavor to add to a herbal tea base in your raw soup recipes, especially a coconut Thai soup.
You can sometimes find it fresh in the produce section or can buy it dried. We use it in our tulsi tea recipe.
This purple flower is one of my favorites for sure.
It gives a pleasant lavender burst to nut milk and it when you make a tea out of it, it turns the water purple... so cool!
This is a great one among your herbs and spices, popular in curry's and other Indian foods.
It is actually the seed of the cilantro plant, but smells slightly different. It has a nice perfumy scent and is a slightly stimulating herb.
Yes, you can use rose petals straight into your milk and herbal blends.
Add a truly exotic scent and aphrodisiac quality to a tea, drink or recipe!
A must in your herbal spice cabinet for its incredible taste and aroma that drifts you off to tropical places.
This herb, also called Melissa, comes from the mint family and grows prolifically in Northern California.
It is wonderful and lemony and has a calming effect on the nervous system. It is a nice balance with more stimulating herbs like mint or wintergreen.
This fragrant leaf is similar to lemongrass and lemon balm, but tastier in my opinon.
This hardy leaf makes a delicious tea and is amazing with other floral blossoms like Jasmine.
There's nothing quite like this green leaf from the mint family. A strong yet refreshing taste combines well with any dessert or morning shake.
Is similar to fennel but slightly different in taste somehow, I can't quite describe it.
The seeds are much smaller than fennel so they can also be used straight in your high speed blender when making any drink.
Delicious in our tulsi tea recipe!