And I've been making more teas! My favorite lately are teas that are .... you guessed it, pink and red.
Pink Pleasure Potion
To a heat proof 1 Quart Jar, add:
1/3 Cup Red Clover blossoms
1-2 TBsp Hibiscus flower
1 TBsp Elderberries
1 TBsp Hawthorn berries
1 TBsp Dried cherries
1 Teaspoon Roses
Pour in boiled water, cover.
Steep 4 hours, strain and enjoy! Always nice with a splash of sparkling kombucha or fizzy water and lemon. And honey if you wish.
This is the perfect tea for surprisingly hot spring days. (We just had one of 90 degrees!) It's refreshing, cooling, adaptogenic, and the astringency helps the body to retain hydration, thus preventing hiking headaches and sports fatigue. I push this one on McKenzie who's a Soccer Goalkeeper and needs to be alert and ready for lots of physical exertion every day, rain, shine, or heat! Plus, it's mineral packed, making muscle recovery much easier.
Definitely a good one to take on your hike.