Outlander Inspired Highland Winter Tea
A Highland Winter Tea Wheezes And Frets from LBCC
Loose Leaf Tea
Steep 1 tsp 2 for 3 minutes.
Try sweetened with honey!
Ingredients: Black Tea, Chamomile, Elderflower, Lemon Balm, Rose Hips, Peppermint, Red Clover
As the colder weather sets in, we need a little boost once in a while. Claire would have known this and included things like Rose hips because of their vitamin C- which helps in preventing and treating colds, flu, and vitamin C deficiencies. We came up with a recipe after looking at a lot of historical tea recipes and herb uses for coughs, colds, wheezes, and chest infections. This will certainly clear the sinus's and it tastes amazing!
When we were asked to come up with products that would or could have been used in the time period of the popular novel, and movie Outlander, we wanted to really give you something unique and true to history and something that could have been made in that period or combining her knowledge with the original 18th century recipes. We give you our "Outlander Inspired Apothecary Collection"
Here is why it works:
These are all wild, or garden herbs, that easily could have been put together for a quick tea to fight off the winter sniffles and stay healthy.
Organic Black Tea- is first line of treatment when a cough or cold strikes in the folk medicines of Russia
Organic Elderflower-its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and had traditionally along with these other herbs been used to treat cold and flu and other respiratory problems. Elderflower has antibacterial and antiviral properties and helps reduce swelling and plain in the joints.
Organic Lemon Balm-is anti-viral and is good for relieving colds, flus and fevers and an anti-viral agent has been found that combats mumps, cold sores and other viruses. It calms a nervous stomach and because of its antispasmodic and relaxant actions lemon balm will help with the flu because it relaxes muscle aches and pains.
Organic Rose Hips- In addition to helping with the cold and flu, rose hips have vitamin C, vitamins A, B1, B2, E and K and beta-carotene. Minerals, bioflavonoids, tannins and pectin round out the components that make rose hips so effective in preventing and fighting infections and inflammations.
Organic Peppermint- expectorant and decongestant, and may help clear your respiratory tract and help clear nasal congestion and relieve cough and cold symptoms.
Organic Red Clover- are full of nutrients including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C. lymphatic swelling, hot flashes, night sweats, colds and flu.
Of you are pregnant- consult your physician before consuming any herbal tea.