Best Herbs in Tea Blends
Jane Hawley Click to edit Master Stevens subtitle style Four Elements Organic Herbals North Freedom, WI.

Four Elements Organic Herbals North Freedom, Jane’s favorite WI. Tea Herbs


Four Elements Received USDA Value Added Producer Grant to expand Tea Line

Received a MATCHING grant of nearly $300,000. to expand tea line, put tea into tea bags and sell to regional grocery stores Grew, harvested, and dried

450 pounds of

The Tea Herbs… Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis Nettles, Urtica dioca Holy Basil, Ocimum santum Roses, Rosa spp. Chamomile,


How to Brew a Proper cup of Tea Boil water
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Pour over herbs, (leaves and flowers)

1-3 teaspoons per cup of water

Cover Let steep for 10 minutes, after that, keep herbs in water For minerals, let steep for at least 3 hours to overnight Bark, seeds and roots

• 3/23/13 Tea is instant wisdom - just add water! 

Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis Calms spirit, relieves

anxiety, depression and irritability

Restores nerves Brings in joy, circulates heart chi. This releases constraint and relieves pain. Anti-viral, proven to reduce herpes/ cold sores Good for stomach


If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of upsettruth and beauty.  understanding ~Japanese Proverb

Roses, Rosa spp. Astringent

Woody perennial, get hardy, easy varieties to care for 3/23/13

Used internally and externally Heart remedy Clears the brain Anti-convulsant Anti-microbial Hypnotic Antioxidant Smells and tastes great The Herb of Love

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.  ~T'ien Yiheng

time. Has more chlorophyll than any other plant Promotes detoxification Contains histamines, encouraging your body to create anti-histamines-Good for allergy season Restorative for lungs. Promotes expectoration, relieves coughing and wheezing Rich in iron and vitamin C “There is something Good for anemia, arthritis, in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of nourishes the blood, good for 3/23/13 quiet contemplation of life.” hair and nails, connective

Nettle, Urtica Loaded with minerals, so this dioica is best infused for a longer

Nettles trichomes under an electron microscope Impressive!


Traditional in India, taken everyday to stay healthy Tulsi means “The Incomparable One” or “The Queen of Herbs” From the Aryuvedic practice which believes using plants will promote health and Relieves stress / adaptogen longevity . Bolsters immunity Enhances stamina Provides support during cold season Promotes healthy metabolism 3/23/13

" Oh, Narada! Every house, every village, every forest, wherever the plant of Tulsi is grown, there misery, fear, disease and poverty do not exist. Tulsi in all aspects and places is holier than holy. Where the breeze blows through Tulsi plants, it spreads Tulsi's fragrance making the surrounding area pious and pure. Lord Vishnu and other gods shower their blessings on the people who worship and grow Tulsi. Through the worship of Tulsi, the souls of all our ancestors are pleased and our path to the heavens is opened. Oh Narada! The three gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra reside in the roots, middle parts of the plant and in the flowering tops respectively. This is why the plant of Tulsi is the most holy plant of the earth. Those who plant and nurture Tulsi in the Shiva temple or in any other place of worship, such as Naimisharayana and Prayag, are twice blessed by the gods. The offering of Tulsi leaves to Lord Vishnu/ Krishna should be considered the best way of worshipping Him. " Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude s and the pleasures of company.  ~Author Unknown 3/23/13

Chamomile, Matricaria recutica

Calming, sleep inducing Great for indigestion Moves energy in body, releases headache, ringing in ears, irritability Reduces inflammation, fever Reparative on tissues, great on skin Great hair rinse with leftover tea

Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely 3/23/13 starve the apothecary.  ~Chinese

Honorable Mention

Tea, Camilla sinensis Oats /oatstraw Fennel Mints Red Clover Raspberry Leaf Lemongrass

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There is no trouble so great or • grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. 3/23/13 • ~Bernard-Paul Heroux



It is easy to make your own teas from the garden. You can just take a quart jar, fill loosely 3/23/13 herbs, with



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