Anyone for a Cuppa Tea?


Its back-to-school time!

Here at Bauman College, classes are underway and the buzz of hard-working students  fills the air.  As busy as we all may be, there is always enough time to make a good cup of tea.  Sipping hot tea not only provides a welcome pause in a busy day, it is also health-supportive.  Herbal teas are an integral part of the Eating For Health model, helping both hydrate and nourish our bodies.

And another great thing about herbal teas: the variations are endless!  You can add and subtract based on your mood, your taste, or your body’s needs.  Feeling sore from that workout?  Brew some anti-inflammatory ginger.  Feeling nervous about a project?  Chamomile is extra calming.  Need a little help digesting?  Peppermint is a post-meal superstar.

So as we round the corner into Fall, take the time to brew yourself a nice cuppa tea.  And get creative!

 Relaxing Herbal Chai:
2 tsp fresh grated ginger root
4 whole cardamom seeds
8 whole cloves
1 whole cinnamon stick
1 nutmeg seed, broken in quarters
2 tsp ashwaganhda* (optional)
8 cups of water
1 cup milk (dairy, oat, nut, or seed milk, whatever you prefer)
honey, if desired
Simmer the spices and herb in the water until reduced by half.
Strain the pieces, add the milk and honey (if desired).
* dried herb, acts as a calming nervine amongst other things
Sniff and sip to your heart’s content.