Tea Time • Rebellious Nature

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Without a doubt, these guys make one of the best products out there: I love love love so many of their blends...this one being in my top five. 

I am a happy tea drinker! I love checking out the packaging, finding my special go-to's (like Organic India's Tulsi Sweet Rose! Link here). I also make my own blends—and sometimes model those combinations after these tea lines (and Traditional Medicinals). I know these are BIG companies, but I truly trust their products.

My herb gardens vary, but always have Nettles, Bee Balm, Lemon Balm, Tulsi, Rosemary, Thyme, Chamomile, Horehound, Angelica, Yarrow, Marshmallow, Calendula, Mullein and Echinacea. All of these I tincture, dry and use "fresh" or "cooked" if appropriate. Making your own teas is a rewarding and beautiful experience. I steep them in a ball jar (or some such), so that I can see the flowers swirl and fall. 

Rebellious? When I begin to feel a cold come on, I pull my Joan of Arc, and go to battle. Before I'm "down," I hit the teas and immune boosters HARD (tincture drops throughout the day and night, teas, hot baths, steams.) I eat tons of garlic, cayenne, turmeric, black pepper, and ginger. Truly, I FIGHT A COLD.

p.s., A few months ago, Traditional Medicinals bought Urban Moonshine: I follow Urban's ingredients and use those to kickstart many of our custom blends.