A cooling, soothing, detoxing herbal tea that is gorgeous and delicious, I know what I am drinking all summer long! This recipe is a collaboration with Brandon Ruiz (find him on instagram here). He is an herbalist and a dear friend. I love his passion about herbal medicine and all things plants, and I admire his knowledge. He agreed to share one of his herbal tea recipes and I am totally in love with it. Hibiscus flower imbues this drink with its sweet aroma and the gorgeous red color. Holy basil lends a wonderful fragrance along with dandelion leaves, and lemongrass releases its rich citrusy essential oils into the tea. It tastes sweet without any added sweeteners, just magical!
Read on for the recipe.
Meet Angela, my sweet friend, wonderful mom, foodie, artist, martial artist and the keeper of the instagram account @rawmamanature. She showed me how to home brew my latest obsession; kombucha.
While the kombucha itself is nothing new, my love for this wonderful fermented tea beverage grew exponentially this year. I think it is partly because of the fact that Charlotte, NC is home to the best tasting kombucha brand I came to try so far, namely the Lenny Boy Brewing Co.
This is one of my most favorite recipes and it has been refined and perfected over the years! Be sure to make adjustments based on your preference of spices and sweetness. This will yield two quarts of chai and only takes about twenty minutes total to make! So, are you ready to brew some chai?!