What’s In My Cup? Post Vacation Detox Tea

We spent the weekend on the road to San Diego and back this weekend which totaled about 18 hours of driving in 3 days. Well we aren’t only tired of being in the car we’re also bogged down from the restaurant food that we’ve eaten these past days. But it’s nothing that a couple of …

What’s In My Cup? Cough, Cold & Fever Relief

Generally the waves of the universe call me to write a cup of tea that pairs with the herb that I’ve chosen to spotlight that week. This week I decided that it’d be nice to have a nice cup of cold relief tea. This blend was designed to soothe a sore throat, eliminate congestion, sweat …

What’s In My Cup? Tension Tamer Tea

I had a serious breakthrough yesterday in yoga. It was like true magic. I have suffered from some intense neck and shoulder pain/tension that I have not been able to solve. Well, after a week straight of dedicating myself to daily yoga practice that flows from my heart instead of a video or class; my tension …

What’s In My Cup? Knockout Tea

Sleep like a baby with this tea mixture. If you suffer from severe anxiety at night or general severe insomnia I would recommend this tea every night before bed. Continuing to put these herbs into your body will continue to help you get to sleep quickly and easily. The taste isn’t bad and the herbs …

What’s In My Cup? Nausea Relief Tea

This little blend makes me really happy because it stemmed from cowboyfriend’s  recent interest in herbalism. We went to the apothecary when we visited Flagstaff and picked up some of our usual herbs that were running low. In the process Josh grabbed me some Calamus Root because I’ve been having some serious nausea every couple …

What’s In My Cup? Creativity Tea

Herbs are magical little plants. They can dress up a dish with vibrant flavor and appearance. Their aromas can heal a troubled mind and depending on how they are used their decoctions can promote specific feelings in body, mind and spirit. I created this blend on the Full Moon in Leo to help me harness my …

Herb Spotlight: Dong Quai

Dong Quai is a very powerful plant for women and can help with fatigue, low vitality, pelvic pain and irregular menstrual cycles. It has been used in Chinese medicine for over 200 years. It is often referred to as female ginseng.  Dong Quai belongs to the same scientific family as carrots, parsley, dill and celery. It is believed …

What’s In My Cup? Nerve Calming Tea Blend

There are times when I literally just can not be a calm, cool and collected individual. I get irritable and being around me just sucks. From within my body I know that I shouldn’t be acting the way that I am but outside of myself I feel like wrath is my only option. I use …

What’s In My Cup? Tasty Sleepy Time Tea Update

I’d like to make a confession to you guys, I haven’t slept through the night without the aid of herbal medicine for years. Part of my journey to finding the proper cup of tea is to figure out how to sleep soundly and allow sleep to come swiftly. I made this mixture with taste and function in …

What’s In My Cup? Detox Tea Blend

I am not going to lie to you blogosphere, I have had a couple of cocktails and such in my day. Going to college and beyond in San Francisco is one of the more wild and carefree periods in my life. I wasn’t always so conscious of what I put into my body and for …