Herbal Teas For Colds: DIY Tea Mix

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Using herbal teas for colds, are one of my favorite, and most enjoyable way of utilizing the power of nature’s medicine cabinet. Herbal teas, in their wonderful varieties, taste yummy, are comforting and are warming, just when we need it the most. This DIY Autumn Tea Mix is one of my favorites, and a continuous Fall regular.

You will need

A good digital kitchen scale. More on that after the recipe.

50 grams of rosehip
30 grams St. John’s Wort
10 grams coltsfoot
5 grams of dried hops
5 grams of dried linden leaves

Mix these herbs together very well, and store them in a tight container. I prefer to use mason jars, that I keep in a cool and dark place.

To make the tea:

Place one teaspoon of the mix into a cup of boiling hot water, and allow to steep covered for ten minutes (not shorter, as it takes a little while for this mixture to reach its full potential). Strain the tea, and enjoy with honey to sweetened it (if desired).

This tea can be enjoyed every day but is especially useful at the onset of a cold. Drink two cups, to aid you in shortening and defeating a cold.

Why you should invest in a good kitchen scale:

Digital kitchen scales, especially those who have different settings for ounces, as well as the metric system, are an essential tool for precise cooking and mixing. I use them for all of my tea and spice mixes, as well as for baking.  Digital kitchen scales are available on Amazon in a variety of styles.

A few reasons to purchase a kitchen scale:

  • less food waste
  • more precise cooking
  • able to follow along national and international recipes due to different settings
  • makes it easier to maintain exact portion control
  • an inexpensive, but useful kitchen tool
  • less mess, because you can use one bowl by utilizing the reset option



The one I use is the Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale in black (it comes in at least 5 more colors at the moment). I like it because it can weigh up to 11 pounds, converts easily between the different systems and measurements, and it runs on 2 AAA batteries and not some expensive or fancy battery that is hard to find. This inexpensive scale is available on Amazon.

Have a wonderful day!


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