Do you like tea? Okay, so I am rather obsessed with it, of late. If I could afford to, I’d drink Aveda Comforting Tea All. The. Time. But at around $26-28 for 4.9 ounces… uhh, yeah, it is not happenin’. So what did I do? I came up with my own recipe for Aveda Comforting Tea– a LOT less expensive.
An aside, first- I had a pretty gla$$ pitcher that looked lovely holding my tea… but it cracked from the hot liquid, so I got in the car and headed to the thrift store where I bought an old 12-cup Mr. Coffee decanter for $1.50. Brilliant. It might not look near as pretty but I can always spruce it up (oh, yes I just might!) and I don’t have to worry about it cracking from the almost-boiling water.
Recipe for a 12-cup decanter. Boil the water and pour over 6 packets of the celestial seasonings peppermint tea, one packet of the mint green tea, and one packet of the licorice tea. Let it seep for 5-7 minutes and you’re good to go, but I prefer it chilled.
I would also prefer more licorice flavor, but did you know it can cause some serious side effects if too much is consumed over a period of time? Yeah, I didn’t know that either, until I started getting headaches after drinking a couple of cups of licorice tea everyday. I thought, Hm… could this be related? SoI did some checking. Bottom line: be careful with the licorice, just to be on the safe side.
(btw, now I order all my teas from Amazon… cheaper and delivered right to my door!)
After figuring out how to make a passable concoction for Comforting Tea, I decided all my little various tea bags needed a home…