As a Mormon (a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), raised in a predominantly Mormon Community, I feel there's a bit of a stigma about "tea". Per our inspired Word of Wisdom, many teas and coffee are strongly discouraged. And I fully stand behind those reasons, BUT, lemme tell you about my herbal teas and infusions. Because they are truly inspired concoctions that I believe everyone should consume on the daily.
What is Herbal Tea? "Herbal teas - simple infusions of healing herbs in water - offer a daily reminder of our place in nature and open our hearts and minds to the ways in which plants can align us." SO there it is. Herbal teas and infusions are simply herbs (dried plants) that are steeped in boiling water, strained off, then consumed. Health benefits of drinking herbal tea are soo varied. A few I've seen are; seasonal allergy relief, hormone balance, anxiety release, and digestive issues soothed.
I first came to love loose-leaf teas when I wandered into Natural Philosophy (a store owned by my dear friend Amy Choate). The walls of herbs in glass jars instantly soothed my soul. And that's why I'm BEYOND pumped to be able to start offering a similar experience to ladies who come to The Revival Room for services + Tea.
My favorite thing to do as the weather warms up is to make an infusion or "Sun Tea" and let it cool off, add some mint, honey, lemon and ice, and have a refresing, nutritious drink.
You can buy a billion different kinds of tea in most grocery stores. The tea bags sold there are great for convenience, but the reason why I love loose- leaf herbal teas is because they are more cost-effective, they are more effective for healing purposes, they are simple to make (with one-two other purchases), and they just have a better vibe because they aren't as processed.
Besides the health benefits of drinking herbal tea, a large part of my obsession with it is the more ritualistic part. It's one of THE most inexpensive (time and money wise) and accessible forms of Self-Care that I participate in. For busy mamas, all it takes is a few seconds to brew it and then a few minutes to kick back, take a few deep breaths and soak in it's goodness. (Even if you do have to reheat it 12 times to be able to have this moment haha!)
So, tell me.
Do you drink herbal tea? I'll be posting more about the blends I'm making that will be available for sale... I hope you will give it a try!
In the words of Sarah Farr, "The practice of drinking herbal teas to support wellness connects you to your little spot in the world, but it also empowers you to participate in and own your health. Despite what the media tells you, we are all capable of responsibly caring for yourselves and our place through our lived experience. Like the rest of nature, our bodies are incredibly intuitive and designed to heal themselves, but we experience many moments of fear and discomfort when we stretch ourselves too thin, which causes physiological imbalances. Tea can provide beauty, motivation, and direct therapeutic support that the body needs to shift its forucs back toward healing and balance on a physical, emotional, and energetic levels."
With Love and Light, Mal
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Mally Griffin. Founder of 'The Revival Kit'. Bringing women tools to not just Survive their lives, but Revive them.