I’m Sarah, a Naturopathic Doctor, wellness enthusiast and health-foodie. I’m a well-being advocate and green kitchen guru who is living my true purpose while guiding patients through their personal health journeys. I’m also a complete and utter health food fanatic who wants to see everyone benefit from eating healing foods!
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September 5, 2019 By Sarah White No Comments
Dried herbal tea preparations are daily staple and a mainstay in this doctor’s natural medicine cabinet, but nothing beats a tea made with fresh herbs. Herbs plucked straight from the garden have a bright ‘alive’ taste that I absolutely love. There are also a ton of health benefits derived from freshly cut herbs since fresh herbs are even more dense with antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables. This summer we’ve been enjoying frequent cups of fresh mint, dandelion leaf, and nettle teas on warm summer evenings out in the backyard. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a busy day and celebrate the end of gardening season.
To make a fresh herbal brew simply throw a handful of fresh herbs into a tea pot or french press and pour in some boiled water that’s been cooled for a few minutes (about a cup of fresh leaves is sufficient to brew two cups of tea). Filtered water makes a big difference here since fresh herb teas have a more subtle taste than their dried counterparts. These are my current favourite backyard herbs to use in fresh tea preparations:
Dr. Sarah White is a Naturopathic Doctor, Integrative health expert and the founder + CEO of This Doctor’s Kitchen — your evidence-based resource for all things health and wellness. Dr. Sarah takes a food-first approach to health with a focus in fertility, longevity and natural beauty. She is recognized as an expert in women’s hormones, thyroid health and anti-aging. Dr. Sarah is a published health author with features in Elle Canada, Best Health, EcoParent & Whole Family magazine.