Chai teas are a delicious blend of spices that are warming in nature. Just sipping chai tea you can feel the heat rise out from your center to fill your whole body. During the winter months we practically always have chai brewing on the wood stove.
Not only do I drink chai teas for pleasure, I also like to add other medicinal herbs to the brew for specific purposes. These blends come in handy when you want to mask the unpleasant flavors of other herbs.
Learning about herbalism through your sense of taste is a powerful way to connect to herbs. It can also give you a deeper understanding of how herbs work!
This herbal recipe contains several tastes but is mainly an exploration of pungent and acrid tastes.
This cramp bark chai is a nice blend for people with pain from muscle tension. I especially use it for people with menstrual cramps. The chai spices and the cramp bark all help to relieve the tension and, therefore, pain associated with menstrual cramps.
Rosalee de la Forêt is the creator of Taste of Herbs, a new course by LearningHerbs and Mountain Rose Herbs. Rosalee is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator and founder of Herbal Remedies Advice.
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