Summertime Sun Tea with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

My grandmother and mother always made a big batch of sun tea for the whole family to share. What a delicious infusion, the radiant beams of summer sunshine mixed with your favorite blend of herbs. I will never forget those days sitting outside and sipping on some ice tea. Times were so much slower then and it was nice to just sit and stare at the garden. It always felt like there was something extra special about sun tea. Maybe its because it took so long to make and it was maybe my first lesson’s in patience or its because the strength of the sun's energy has been infused into your cup of tea. Channel your own inner sun strength with your favoite blend of Sun Tea. This year I have been loving making this blend out of my garden: Lemon balm, Rosemary, Parsley, Lavender, Holy Basil, Peppermint and Lemongrass. Grab a handful or two of each herb and place in a gallon size container. You can used dried herbs as well. Place in the sunshine for 8-10 hours. Strain out the herbs and you have a delicious batch of sun tea. Keep in your refrigerator for a few days and sip on often. In June we created a few new tasty tea blends for you to test out as sun tea. They are delicious both hot and cold. -Hibiscus Delight- Enjoy each sip of this hibiscus and citrus filled blend. Make it hot or chilled to drink all summer long. -Children’s Tea Time- Children’s Tea Time Tea supports the whole body, nourishes with vitamin C, and promotes calmness in an overly excited or tired system. The gentle tea supports the immune system, can sooth a nervous or upset stomach, and helps rejuvenate after an illness, long day, or sugar crash. -Chai, Chai, Chai Again- A tasty and nutritive herbal Chai, great hot or cold. This blend aids digestion, relieves stomach pains, increases circulation, improves immune function, and relieves stress. Add your favorite milk and honey for a sweeter taste. -Lemonbalm Chillout- We all know how refreshing Lemon can be, and when combined with Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena, this tea is mood-shiftingly delightful. Delicious iced or hot, our Lemonbalm Chillout is a lovely blend of citrus and cooling mint, just right for any mood or occasion when you feel like a tasty cup (or chilled glass!) of tea. Tell us what your favorite one is! Stop by and see us to view our complete line of tea blends. To set up an herbal consultation with me, either in person or via facetime or skype: To set up an herbal consultation with me email:

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