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Cooling Summer Tea Recipe

This tea will help you cool down pronto! And it tastes great too!

Holy moly, is it hot where you live? It is summa-time here! To be quite honest, now that we live by the beach in Palm Beach County, it is actually cooler here than up north in Tallahassee, where we used to live, because of the cool ocean breeze. I mean it’s only mid-July, and in Florida, August and early September are usually the most brutal, so we will see how long that breeze takes the edge off. Being too hot can wreak havoc on your state of health, but there are some things you can do to stay in balance.

In general, Ayurveda states the optimal health can only be achieved when the five elements of the body are in balance. The five elements are earth, fire, wind, space and ether.

In the summer with all the excess heat, you’re probably going to sweat. A LOT. Especially if you’re like me and are warm natured, summer can be tough. I am WAY more likely to bite someone’s head off in the summertime, because I have all this excess fire in me! But rest easy, there are things you can do to cool off your inner raging lunatic. 🙂

Last summer I shared about how spritzing rose water on yourself is an instant cool down tip, and below I am sharing my favorite summer cool down tea and here is another article FULL of ideas on how to stay cool naturally. Today though, I’ve got a wonderful tea recipe that will help you to stay cool and relaxed, all summer long.

Cooling Summer Tea Recipe

1 part rose petals

1 part hibiscus flowers

1 part jasmine flowers

Infuse in hot or cold water (but Lord have mercy, we are trying to cool off here, so I don’t recommend hot water!), 1 tablespoon per cup.

  • Rose- is particularly good for reducing pitta, it opens the mind and heart and is cooling to the eyes.
  • Hibiscus-also great at reducing heat.
  • Jasmine-strongly cooling and/or calming.

Cheers to staying cool and being nice this summer!

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  • Christina
    July 9, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Where in the heck are we supposed to get those things? In all honesty, I don’t know where to begin. It sounds like a lovely tea.

    • Stephanie
      July 10, 2013 at 2:08 AM

      LOL, I get them at my local natural foods grocery store. But you can order them online Mountain Rose Herbs.