The days of hot, cozy tea sipping may be slipping away, but that never stops us from indulging in herbal tea goodness when the sun is our best ingredient during the spring and summer! There’s something I find magical about sun infused teas. Maybe it’s a nod back to my childhood, when I read stores about moon infusions and fairy dances during the twilight hours of the night. Mysterious and magical things can happen when you leave potions and offerings out in nature for a time….curious critters may fiddle with it and leave their etherial mark on your remedy. And that’s half the fun, right? When it comes to sun infused teas, there’s so much room to play and tweak the flavors, and the longer you let the sun work it’s magic on your herbal infused goodness, the more full and flavorful the result. It’s literally like you’re drinking in a joyful part of your spring day. Magic.
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This is a variation of my haphazard early spring tea, when I start to just throw stuff in a jar and indulge in some liquid sunshine. I’ve refined it a smidge, and you can adjust the quantities of any of these ingredients (or add any new additions – this tea is super forgiving). Pick a bright sunny day, a patch of warm grass, and let the sun work its wonders on your Sunshine Spring Herbal Tea infusion!
Herbs that work well for solar infusions: Chamomile, calendula, hibiscus, rose, nettle, milky oats, alfalfa, horsetail, astragalus, gotu kola, hawthorn, dandelion root, licorice, holy basil.