Handmade herbal tea sachets are easy to create yourself, and the tea may make a common cold or flu easier to endure. You can find bulk herbal tea leaves and blossoms at tea and coffee stores, health-food stores, and online. Each tea bag will hold 1 heaping tablespoon of leaves, petals, or blossoms. You can make sachets that contain a single ingredient or you can create combinations.
Here is a list of some common conditions and the tea ingredients that are thought to help cure or soothe them:
- Congestion: ginger, thyme, licorice, and hyssop
- Sore throat: comfrey and slippery elm
- Compromised immunity: elderberry, dried orange peel, dried lemon peel
- Sleeplessness: chamomile
Wrapping it Up
A good cup of herbal tea should be brewed in a nice pot and sweetened with some honey.
- 1 large new or vintage tea pot
- 1 wire twist tie
- 1 small jar honey
- 1 large square cellophane
How to fill a teapot with sachets:
Fill a vintage or new teapot with the tea sachets and a small jar of honey. Center the filled pot on a large square of cellophane and gather the cellophane up around the teapot. Tightly twist the cellophane at the top of the teapot and secure it with the wire twist tie. Cover the twist tie with ribbon and finish with a simple or flouncy bow.