The Most Useful Herbal Additives for Tea


We all drink tea, but not always do it for health benefits. In order for tea drinking to help our body, you need to diversify them a little.

The following tea additives are easy to grow in the country and even on the windowsill, are inexpensive and give a tangible effect and great benefits!

🌿 Jasmine

Jasmine tea has a delicate, pleasant and unobtrusive taste and aroma. The flowers of this plant are used not only in dried form, but also in raw form. Jasmine relieves headaches well, and also has an anti-inflammatory and tonic effect.

🌿 Mint

Relaxing, soothing, simply irreplaceable. It’s wonderful for calming the nerves. Peppermint normalizes the work of the stomach, can relieve the symptoms of a cold, fights cough with bronchitis well. Thanks to the menthol present in mint, it has an antibacterial, tonic effect.

🌿 Rosehip

It is one of the first friends at a temperature due to the very high content of vitamin C (50 times more than in a lemon). Thanks to antioxidants, it prevents aging of the body and supports the smooth functioning of the heart. You can drink it both separately and as an addition to tea. It has a diuretic and diaphoretic effect.

🌿 Currant

Currant leaves and berries, both black and red, give tea a pleasant rich taste and help get rid of migraines, bladder problems, and normalize blood pressure. For the winter, currants can be prepared by rubbing with sugar. Then it will not lose its beneficial properties, as happens when cooking.

🌿 Tarragon

Tarragon is a spice with a sharp, tart taste. It is for this reason that it is ideal for cold drinks, well relieves thirst in summer. It is enough to put a couple of fresh branches in a glass, pour boiling water over it and let it brew. Then add ice and drink. Tarragon also stimulates the digestive tract.

🌿 Lavender

Mountain lavender. Although not necessarily mountainous. This flower grows very successfully in summer cottages. Delicate aroma combined with a lot of useful properties are indispensable in tea. Firstly, lavender relieves insomnia, neurosis, normalizes the psycho-emotional state, and secondly, it has an antiseptic and antispasmodic effect.

🌿 Rose

You can brew ordinary rose petals. To prepare this additive to a tea drink, it is necessary to select fresh petals, wash, dry, and then sprinkle with sugar. After the juice appears, you can use it as an addition to black tea.

If you do not use sweeteners, then the petals must be dried without adding sugar. People with low hemoglobin, as well as those who suffer from thyroid diseases, will benefit from such a drink.

🌿 Sea Buckthorn

Sea buckthorn is unpretentious, tolerates hot summers and cold winters. Therefore, this plant is easy to grow in a summer cottage. It has been proven that sea buckthorn is the world record holder in terms of the amount of vitamins and microelements contained in its composition.

Cooked tea will be useful for diseases of the digestive tract, cardiovascular system, and high blood pressure. In addition, sea buckthorn has a positive effect on the condition of the skin, improves complexion, smoothes mimic wrinkles.


Thyme, or thyme, is a world-famous seasoning for meat and fish dishes. But subsequently, thyme tea became very popular, thanks to its delicate flavor and effective help with sore throats and sciatica. It also soothes and disinfects.

🌿 Raspberry

Raspberry tea is a favorite drink of many in childhood. This plant is high in iron, folic acid and vitamins. A drink with raspberries speeds up recovery from colds, lowers fever and stimulates appetite. It is also recommended for those suffering from heartburn and other problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

🌿 Lemongrass

Lemongrass is not a lemon, but its leaves exude a lemon scent. From the fruits, leaves and stems of this shrub, a healthy and pleasant-tasting tea is obtained. One cup of it can energize and give strength for the whole day.

Lemongrass tea is popular among hunters and travelers. It has a pronounced anti-inflammatory, tonic and rejuvenating effect.

🌿 Linden

Linden tea, lime honey. According to its properties, linden is an impeccable plant. It has a diaphoretic and antipyretic effect. It is taken for bronchitis, colds and high fever. If you drink linden tea in the evening, it will give you a sound and healthy sleep until the morning. Linden flowers should be harvested in June and July.

🌿 Melissa

Melissa is very close to mint, but its aroma is softer and more pleasant. It’s lemon mint. It is recommended to drink tea with lemon balm for those suffering from insomnia, stress or a cold. It is useful for children and pregnant women. One cup of this tea is an invaluable dose of vitamins, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and copper.

🌿 Ginger

Now you can grow a useful plant yourself. For cooking, only the root is used, which must be ground on a grater or in a blender. Add 1 tsp each time you make tea.

It has been proven that ginger helps to strengthen the immune system, increase the protective properties of the body. In addition, the plant is good for headaches and back pain, calms the nervous system.

🌿 Strawberry

Fresh or dried leaves and berries are used as an additive to tea. The incredible aroma of strawberries has not left anyone indifferent. In addition to taste, this drink has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cooked tea is used for hypertension, bronchial asthma, diseases of the urinary system. Drink strawberry drink both hot and cold.

🌿 Blackberry

Delicious, fragrant and healthy tea can be obtained by adding blackberries to it. Wonderful and vitamin berries can not be compared in taste with anything. You can also prepare drinks with blackberry leaves. You will get not only delicious, but also medicinal tea. After all, blackberries are an excellent cleanser that also improves the functioning of the digestive system.

🌿 Chokeberry

Another vitamin supplement to tea is chokeberry or chokeberry. Rowan fruits are a source of vitamins, microelements, organic acids. Healthy teas can be made from fresh, frozen, or dried fruits. At the same time, hypotensive patients should use them with caution, since mountain ash contributes to a rapid decrease in pressure.

For one serving, pour 0.5 tablespoon of fruit with boiling water. Add sugar to taste. It is especially useful to drink such a drink in the autumn-winter period.

🌿 Apples

Tea with apple slices is a favorite drink of many. To prepare it, cut the fruit into slices, removing the core. Do not cut the peel: it has a lot of useful things.

Put a teaspoon of black tea, an apple and pour boiling water into the teapot. Let it brew for 15 minutes and you can drink. Regular consumption of this tea reduces the risk of developing cancer. And apples normalize digestion, liver function, improve appetite.

🌿 Plum

Plum goes best with green tea. But don’t get carried away. Excessive consumption may cause indigestion or frequent urination. A daily dosage of 200 ml helps to cure cystitis, urolithiasis and hypertension.

🌿 Cranberry

The sour berry will be an excellent addition to green or black tea. For brewing, both fruits and leaves are used. The composition of cranberries surprises with a variety of vitamins and other useful components.

These berries will become indispensable for diseases associated with impaired blood clotting, and will also quickly cure colds. To make a cranberry drink, place a few berries in a cup, crush them lightly with a spoon, and cover with boiling water.

🌿 Anise

Anise is a recognized cough remedy. If you add anise to your tea, then after the first cup it will become a little easier. In diseases of the respiratory tract, anise tea is recommended to drink several times a day.

🌿 Calendula

Dried marigold flowers, or marigolds, quickly remove heat and help to cope with viral pathogens and other infections. Calendula is recommended as a prophylaxis in the demi-season period.

  1. Hello Taylor Bloom, I am happy to say, I am glad to meet you. I have followed you in return as of today. I love the mix of teas for health and personal goodness. I love and enjoy herbal teas regularly. I think your blog is going to be one to read regularly.
    I look forward to reading the past blogs you have, Taylor. Keep these gems coming.
    Your Fellow Blogger,

    James Best

    P.S. My e-mail is in small characters for my name etc.

    1. Thanks for your words!
      Come anytime for a new recipe for tea and plum cake, as well as to learn more about yourself and the world around you

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