7 Fragrant Tisanes You Can Make Right Now to Warm Your Hands and Open Your Heart

Article published at: Feb 3, 2021 Article author: Kim Epp Frenette
7 Fragrant Tisanes You Can Make Right Now to Warm Your Hands and Open Your Heart
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Snowy winter days are made for wrapping your hands around a warm mug filled with your favorite hot beverage.  But when your caffeine quota is up, you are bored with the usual choices, or you tire of expensive Starbucks teas, it is time to open your pantry and create some simple, delightful, and practically zero cost home “brews”!

As a TuckTop fan, you already have the perfect way to carry your phone and small essentials, freeing your hands to nestle a mug, but did you know holding a warm beverage can also make you a warmer, as in kinder, person?

Studies out of Yale University and the University of Colorado at Boulder showed that holding something warm makes people view others more charitably and predisposes them to be generous.  If enjoyment isn’t enough, the promise of being a better person is a great reason to tuck your phone and free your hands to grab a cuppa!

Your pantry likely contains most of the ingredients you need for these highly aromatic herbal mixes.  If not, improvise and get creative. All measurements are approximate so adjust to your personal taste. Remember, steeping in hot water means a little goes a long way.

Simply place the items in a teapot or single cup tea infuser and add boiling or very hot water.  Let steep for a minute or two and enjoy.  You can even steep the ingredients directly in your mug, just drink carefully!

The seven flavor combinations below are delicious and easy to prepare, and they double as aroma therapy in a mug.  Inhale deeply for guaranteed smiles, serenity, and an outlook of kindness to the world.

Orange Ginger   Classic, elegant and slightly piquant…

4-5 thin slices of fresh ginger root; ½ tsp slivered or grated orange zest

Apple Pie    Perfect cheater dessert when you want the flavor and aroma but not the calories ;)

1/3 of a small apple, cut in chunks; dash of cinnamon; dash of ground allspice; optional ¼ teaspoon sugar for those with a sweettooth

Celery Bay Instant comfort and nasal clearing power of homemade chicken soup without the work!

1 small bay leaf; 1 tsp finely chopped celery heart leaf; optional ¼ tsp bouillon powder or concentrate

Pepper Maple   A surprising spicy instant perk-me-up.  My favorite!

5 – 6 slightly crushed peppercorns, dash of maple syrup

Ginger Turmeric    Healthy and hearty, packed with antioxidants!

3-4 thin slices of fresh ginger root; ¼ tsp ground turmeric

Honey Lime Thyme    Aroma heaven, sweet and delicate…

½ tsp honey; 1 sprig of fresh thyme, or a pinch of dried; ¼ tsp slivered or grated lime zest

Orange Clove   The relaxing warmth of holiday memories:)

Zest, grated or slivered of half an orange; 4-5 whole cloves slightly smashed or 1/8 tsp ground clove


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