This tea has natural sweetness from stevia leaf, a tart fruity flavor from the hibiscus and rose hips, and a nice kick from the ginger. I love smelling and tasting it! Here's how you can make it:
Combine the following dry ingredients
1 Tablespoon - Sage : Anti-Microbial and Anti-Viral + Helps with Phlegm if you have a cold
1 Tablespoon - Hibiscus : Vitamin and mineral powerhouse (especially C) + digestion boost
1/2 Tablespoon - Elderberry : Immunity Boosting + Vitamin Rich (again, especially C)
1 Tablespoon - Ginger : Warming, Detoxing, Anti-Viral, Anti-Microbial, Alkalizing, Digestive boost
1 Tablespoon - Rose hips : Tangy and Vitamin C rich- 1 cup has 901% Vitamin C content!
1/4 Tablespoon - Echinacea : Extreme immune system booster, helps prevent + heal colds
1 Teaspoon - Stevia Leaf : Natural sweetener with no affect of glycemic levels, diabetic safe
You can give this tea is a simple silver tin, in draw-string bags or in simple small plastic bags. Labels or a little instruction card on how to brew it or with the ingredients and its uses above makes this tea extra special. If you have trouble sourcing the herbs for this at a local health food store (or have none available online) Bulk Apothecary is a good place to start. And of course, Amazon is a good place to comparison shop.
If you don't make this exact blend, I hope this has you thinking creatively about blending something tasty and/or healthy to give out as gifts for the holidays! I like how you can make a large batch of food at once and bottle it up for friends and family.