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DIY Ornamental Herbal Tea For Your Holiday Gift Giving
By Jill York - November 24, 2014

DIY Ornamental Herbal Tea For Your Holiday Gift Giving

Herbs and the holidays go hand in hand.  They are used to stuff a turkey, garnish a side dish, and intertwine a wreath.  Herbs also make great holidays gifts for the herb-lovers in your life, or for those you would like to share your love of herbs with!

One easy and beautiful way to give the gift of herbs this Christmas is with DIY Ornamental Herbal Tea.  Herbs look so lovely displayed in a clear hanging ornament.  They also smell fantastic!

Simple Instructions for a DIY Herbal Tea Ornament:

  1. Buy clear glass or plastic ornaments
  2. Remove the cap of the ornament
  3. Place a small funnel into the top hole of the ornament
  4. Fill the ornament with your choice of herbs or herbal mixes
  5. Replace the cap on the ornament
  6. Decorate ornament with ribbons.  It's a good idea to tie a tag on the ornament with what the herb(s) is, how to make the tea, and what the tea is good for.  Basic tea instructions to include on the tag is to add 1-2 tsp. of the herb into a cup of boiling water.  Cover the pan and remove from heat.  Steep the tea for 5-20 minutes, strain, and drink.
Here are a few ideas of what you can choose for an herbal ornament.

Single Herbs:

  • Lavender - wonderfully relaxing to the mind and body.  Great to relieve holiday stress.

Herbal Mixes:

  • Christmas Tea Blend - contains hibiscus, orange peel, rose hips, lemon grass, peppermint leaf, cinnamon chips, black tea, cloves, and ginger root.
  • Ginger Snap Tea -  Contains ginger root, red rooibos tea, cloves, fennel seed, licorice root, stevia herb, orange peel, cinnamon chips
There are many great ideas for making a delicious and lovely herbal tea ornament.  Browse the bulk herbs and herbal mixes here at the Bulk Herb Store for some great ideas!
What are some of your favorite herbs to use during the holiday season?
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