Warming winter tea tonics
Common black and green teas are often flavored with herbs. There are a big variety if these found on store shelves, so no need to stick to one kind. Eloyce prefers green tea with different herbs such as peppermint or lemon grass. Erin has quite a stash of different teas in her cupboard as well but usually sticks to straight herbal tea blends (naturally caffeine free). Other members of the family drink tea as well, with peppermint making an appearance after Christmas dinner to soothe an upset tummy for Travis. Nettle tea is popular on the farm for Al. He wild harvested the nettle from an area where he hunts after Erin told him it would be helpful for lung and breathing function. We also made a special blend for a customer with a consistent cough. She was often embarrassed in church or other gatherings because even the slightest tickle would produce a cough. Her tea is made from sage and anise hyssop which she sips as needed to alleviate the cough.