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2 Intentional Tea Recipes to Reduce Stress or Anxiety

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

Our days are filled with hyperactivity, hyper-productivity, and hyper-stimulation. We spend the day “connected”, not only to technology but to the energy that surrounds us. This noise that surrounds us can trigger anxiety and stress.


Thankfully, there are a variety of teas that offer the benefits of reducing stress and anxiety. While the benefits are undeniable, I’ve been sorely disappointed in the flavor of many teas. These recipes give you the power to enrich the taste and the opportunity for self care in a unique and intentional way.


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Make it a daily ritual


For 30 minutes in the morning while we are alone in solitude - making tea, coffee, or cacao - set an intention. Solitude is important for our health, it resets our mind, body, and soul. “However, this is only true when these moments of solitude and isolation go along with subsequent connection to the world. It's sounds, rhythm, colors, sensory delights, and significant social relationships.”


As you stir your preferred drink in a clockwise direction, envision something good happening to you by the end of the day or think of a few qualities you'd like to infuse your day with. Maybe you'd like happiness, laughter and love, or creativity and passion. Continue stirring as you envision these things and think or say out loud, "These things I draw to me as I drink this cup of tea." You may also wish to blow your breath (filled with those intentions) into the tea cup before sipping.


Release Stress with Lavender Ice Tea

Lavender tea has brought stillness into my afternoons. It brings in a sense of calmness and it has physically soothed afternoon stress. With summer on the horizon I wanted to bring a refreshing iced tea that has some of my favorite stress reducing ingredients, such as basil, mint and lavender. This tea is thought to calm nerves, lead to better sleep, improve skin health, and provide many other benefits, though research is scarce and mostly focuses on lavender extracts.


Ingredients

  • Lavender

  • Infused Water

  • 11 oz. Chopped Pineapple

  • 3-6 pieces of Real Mint

  • 2 Slices of Lemon

  • 5 leaves of Basil

  • 3 cups of cold water


Prepare

  • First prep the Infused Water

  • 3 cups of cold water

  • 1 cup of ice

  • Add the pineapple, mint, lemon slices and basil

  • Stir and chill in the refrigerator for 6-12 hours


  • Then prep the base tea

  • Boil 2 cups of filtered water.

  • Pour and steep the lavender in the boiling water.

  • Steep for 4 minutes.

  • Remove the lavender and add the brew concentrate to 2 cups of infused water.

  • Serve over ice.


Calm Anxiety with Mint and Blue Lotus

Usually when I have anxiety it feels like it’s too late to treat it. There is a wave of unsettling energy going through the meridians of my body and I feel like I want to run away from my body. In the last year I have found several teas that have immediately impacted settling this nervous energy.


Ingredients

  • Peppermint - 6 leaves or 1 tablespoon of loose Peppermint

  • Rosehips ¼ tsp

  • Valerian Root - ⅛ tsp (or extract)

  • Mugwort - ⅛ tsp

  • Blue lotus - ½ tsp


Prepare

  • Boil 2 cups of filtered water.

  • Pour and steep the pepperming, rosehips, valerian root, mugwort, and blue lotus in the boiling water.

  • Steep for 4 minutes.

May you journey into your heart and rediscover yourself!

Enjoy!




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