February Tea for One

Posted by Lindsay Kluge on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

February can feel like quite the duo month. And lovely as that can be, it can be equally lovely to spend the last of the winter quiet alone, with just yourself. I create a February tea for one blend nearly every day this month, and enjoy it just for me, to sip on while I work, or enjoy in the peaceful evenings of quiet solitude. The practice of preparing tea blends for oneself is such a tender thing…to nurture to your own desires and tastes, or your own daily cravings and body requests. A simple act, but aren’t those the most personally impactful?

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Infusing herbs in my home office has become my favorite form of aromatherapy. I spend hours alone in this little corner of my home, dutifully typing away at articles and emails, and wistfully gazing out the snowy windows when my creativity starts to wane. A slow process since this past spring, I’ve taken plenty of intentional time making my home office a space I enjoy to be in. As one who is heavily influenced by my surroundings, it’s essential that my home nest feels like a reflection of my inner self – calm, ethereal, natural, orderly, and whimsical. Keeping plants and herbs in my space reinforces my desire for always tending to my connection with plants, inwardly and outwardly. Enjoying a purposeful pot of tea while I work and create is a little joy that I get to make for myself every day. And you can, too.

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In February, I gravitate towards flowers and spring colors, sweet flavors and mineral-y tastes to tide me until the coming of spring in a few short weeks. Pink rose, vibrant hibiscus, gentle purple lavender, and nourishing nettle is my tea-for-one craving this week, to fill my (heart and soul) cup, and infuse my space with delicious aromas.

February Tea For One

  • 1 teaspoon nettle leaf
  • 8-9 whole rose buds
  • 1 teaspoon lavender flowers
  • 1 teaspoon rosehips
  • 1 teaspoon hibiscus
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
Serves 1
In a heat-proof teapot, add all herbs together, and cover with hot water. Place a lid on the teapot, and let steep for 10 minutes. Pour though a tea strainer into your favorite mug, and enjoy the delights of solitary sipping, with not but your own company (and if you're so fortunate, a furry companion).

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