It’s beautiful out today. It is snowing big snowflakes (my favorite). Just the thing to get you in the mood for Christmas!
I am taking it easy today. My mind has all kinds of things it would like to be doing, but my body is saying “slow down”, so who am I to argue? I dipped into my herbs and blended up a tasty snowy Sunday afternoon tea. I am sitting here doing nothing but enjoying it (and the snow).
Snowy Sunday Afternoon Tea Blend
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 tsp. Dried Elderberries
- 1 tsp. Oatstraw
- 1 tsp. Nettles
Steep for 10 minutes and sweeten with honey (I added about 1/4 tsp, but add as much as you like).
Enjoy your Sunday afternoon (whether it is snowing where you are at or not).
The reason I chose these herbs:
Elderberries are good for increasing immunity and are loaded with vitamins A, B, C and Potassium. They are also good for arthritis and easing inflammation.
Oatstraw offers adrenal support along with vitamins A, C, E, K & B-Complex as well as minerals (zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron). They are thought to help with “brain fog” and inflammation as well as mood enhancement.
Nettles are a nutritional powerhouse. It is another anti-inflammatory and adrenal support herb and is thought to reduce fatigue. It is also known to help relieve allergies. They offer a huge vitamin A boost, B-Complex, vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin K as well as minerals (Calcium, Iron).