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Iced teas with medicinal plants

by Naturopathes de La Boite à Grains 05 Jun 2024
Thés Glacés aux Plantes Médicinales - La Boite à Grains

With the arrival of warmer weather, there's no need to hibernate your teas. Many medicinal plants are perfectly suited to cold infusions.

You'll love our nettle mojito, our lavender and hibiscus lemonade and our energizing mint iced tea. These tasty, refreshing infusions are perfect replacements for traditional lemonade, commercial iced tea and iced coffee.

This summer, let yourself be seduced by our fresh beverages with medicinal properties.

Nettle Mojito

Ideal for a hot day, this nettle mojito tea remineralizes the body and prevents dehydration. Thanks to benefits of nettlethis healthy mojito will quench your thirst and provide a range of therapeutic properties, including preventing seasonal allergies, detoxifying the body, boosting energy and reducing inflammation.

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Ingredients

Start

  1. In a pitcher, place the dried nettle leaves and cover with boiling water. Leave to macerate for 15 minutes before straining the infusion.
  2. Pour the infused tea into the pitcher and save the nettle leaves for decoction or composting.
  3. Add the unpasteurized honey orsweetener with monk fruitsliced lime and fresh mint leaves.
  4. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
  5. Serve cold with diced cucumber and ice cubes.

Lavender pink lemonade with hibiscus

A perfect substitute for traditional or commercial lemonade, this pink-tinged lemonade offers a great floral taste. Refreshing and therapeutic, this pink lemonade with lavender and hibiscus is a delicious beverage to incorporate into your daily routine for the hot weeks ahead.

Thanks to hibiscus flowers, this lemonade aids digestion, combats water retention and eliminates toxins. Lavender's relaxing and analgesic properties make it easy to relax and let go during afternoons spent on the patio. You can adapt this lemonade recipe to your own preferences: with natural sweetener or with sweetener.

pink lemonade hibiscus

Ingredients

Approach

  1. Place the hibiscus and lavender flowers in a pitcher and cover with boiling water. Leave to macerate for 10 minutes before straining the infusion.
  2. Pour the strained infusion into the pitcher and save the flowers for decoction or composting.
  3. Add lemon juice and a sweetener from the sweetener duo or unpasteurized honey.
  4. Stir vigorously to ensure dissolution of honey or sweetener.
  5. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
  6. Serve cold, garnished with lemon slices and a few slices of honey. dried lavender flowers.

Energizing mint iced tea

For those tired afternoons, or to replace coffee with a light, invigorating beverage, this energizing mint iced tea is just what you need this summer. This iced tea is the perfect marriage of freshness, lightness and vitality. A healthy herb, Perle de Jade green tea blends well with mint and the invigorating properties of flowering oats, nettle, hibiscus, peppermint, lemon balm and ginseng.

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Ingredients

Process

  1. Place the Energithé herbal tea herbal tea and cover with boiling water. Leave to steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the mint green tea and infuse for 5 minutes before straining.
  3. Pour the filtered tea into the pitcher and compost the tea and herbal tea leaves.
  4. Add the unpasteurized honey and stir vigorously.
  5. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
  6. Serve cold with a few lime and lemon wedges.

About the author

Naturopaths of La Boite à Grains

Team of licensed and certified naturopaths (ND) in Gatineau, Outaouais.

Original article written by Véronique Cousineau, Naturopath

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