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!
Subscribe to get fresh & tasty updates via email.
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: