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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #22

Hello hello!  It’s Tuesday again! And this time I dug through the trenches of the internet to find something different to offer up as a spring/autumn beverage.  I have some friends in the Southern Hemisphere and I’ve been enjoying seeing all their photos of things in bloom.  And somehow along the way I tripped and […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #21

Happy Autumn Equinox! I wish saying that actually gave me autumn temperatures here in the South. 🙂 It’s officially Autumn and here in Memphis we’ve been predicted to have a real feel of 101F. What is that!? But I love and want Autumn to be here so bad that I had to hunt for more […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #20

Hello hello again!! It’s our beloved Tuesday coming to visit again. Many of us have been glued to TVs watching the weather as the US fights floods, storms, and fires.  Hopefully everyone is safe! After our #19 recipe, I had to dig more into the amazing Eastern European / Russian tea recipes I’ve had or […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #19

It’s Tuesday again which means it’s time for more tea love! Today’s inspiration comes from being a little homesick for Eastern Europe.  My heritage is rooted there and I lived there for five years.  Hot tea is super common across all Slavic countries.  And I truly expanded my love of tea while I lived there. […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #18

Yay for Tuesday!  How did everyone enjoy the Eclipse yesterday?  Here in Memphis it was about 93% totality but we had off and on rain.  I got to see part of it while at work and it was just amazing! But now we must continue on with normal life.  And with normal life comes more […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #17

Well, it’s Tuesday again and that means more tea! And today I want to do something fun that you can add to your solar eclipse activities.  Especially if you have kids, you can tell them you’re going to make eclipse tea on Monday! Because there’s nothing quite like a good glass of sun tea to […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #16

I don’t know about you guys but it’s slowly starting to feel like Autumn here and there.  And if you’re in the south like us, Autumn is a present from the heavens after our disgustingly hot and humid Summer. We’ve had lovely rainy days over the last week or so and it’s brought deliciously cooler […]

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Tea is for Tuesday – Weekly Recipe #15

And we’re back!!!  And it feels SOOOOO good to be writing another Tea is for Tuesday for everyone! Persephone’s Herbal wants to apologize first and foremost that we just dropped off the face of the Earth without word or sound from us.  I, Christina, do our Tuesday posts and I had a job that was […]

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Materia Medica: Dandelion

    Common Names: Dandelion Priest’s Crown Swine’s Snout Botanical Names: Taraxacum Officinale   Family name: Asteraceae Actions: Choleretic Appetite stimulant Digestive bitter Cholagogue Mild purgative Hepatic Tonic Lymphatic Alterative Demulcent Diuretic Anti-Rheumatic Laxative Anti-Inflammatory Anti-Oxidant Nutritive Alkalinizer Lithotriptic Galactagogue      Parts used: Whole plant Leaves Flowers roots   Taste/smell: Bitter, drying, and cooling […]

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Materia Medica: Peppermint

Common Names: Mint Peppermint Botanical Names: Mentha Piperita Family name: Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Actions: Digestive Carminative Antispasmodic Diaphoretic Anti-emetic Mild sedative Emmenagogue Peripheral vasodilator Mildly anaesthetic and antiseptic Analgesic Uterine Relaxant Anti-microbial Relaxant Hypertensive Choleretic Cholagogue Hepatic Parts used: Leaves Taste/smell: Sweet, spicy, aromatic, cooling Dosage: Internal – Infusion: 1 tablespoon per cup of water; […]

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