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I love tea. I love the healing properties of teas. I like that nature has so much medicine! Here are some of my favorite teas:
Lavender flower tea: It not only tastes good, but is a great relaxer. I usually make a pot after dinner and enjoy it before going to bed. It fights anxiety and is good for the stomach.
Blackberry leaf tea: It tastes really good and gives you all the health benefits that a glass of wine gives you - without the alcohol! It's good for the heart & blood!
Marigold tea: I love how this tea looks: It's the actual flower tops. Marigold, which is also known as calendula is a soothing and has many beauty benefits as well.
Linden tea: I fell in love with this one in Barcelona. It's another relaxing tea and tastes fabulous.
Elderberry tea: A big hit in Denmark elderberry is super healthy and tastes really good.
Chamomile tea: One of my all time favorites, having a cup of chamomile tea is for me the equivalent of being home. No matter where I be.
Coriander seed tea: I haven't tried this yet but I'm looking forward to trying it out. I love cilantro - and the seeds seem to have all sorts of benefits from detoxifying to soothing one's body.
Yes, you gotta love tea! I look forward to my evenings reading, knitting and drinking tea in the Danish winter darkness - which by the way has been getting noticeably brighter since the holiday season. Thank goodness there is always a light at the end of this wintry darkness here in Denmark.
Making time for a cup of tea is symbolic. It's taking the time to slow down and enjoy something that not only tastes good - but are chock-full of healing qualities. One of the biggest challenges for me about city living is finding that balance - and I often find that once I have time to sip my pot of tea in the evenings, in silence, then it's pretty much all good. You don't need much more than that.