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As you might know, I’ve cut coffee out of my life for various health reasons and am increasing the amount of tea I drink. Herbal tea is a great option because it allows us to reap the benefits of unique to each herb. It’s a way of giving yourself a natural, medicinal boost without a lot of stress or hassle.
There are many wonderful herbal teas available nowadays, but it’s also easy to make your own.
Today I want to share a simple recipe I use to help satisfy my sweet tooth and keep cravings at bay. I call it Cravings Buster Tea.
Cravings Buster Tea has three ingredients. If I could add one more, it would be a little Ashwagandha, to help manage stress. (I’ll experiment with that and let you know how it goes!).
Here’s what you’ll need to make my Cravings Buster Tea Recipe:
- Chamomile – promoting a feeling of peace and calm, since we all know how stress seems to add to sugar cravings!
- Hibiscus – added because of its subtle sweetness, this herb tastes like a sweet treat. Hibiscus also provides a beautiful red color.
- Nettle leaves – it is believed that nettle can help reduce inflammation and that it may be helpful in treating type-2 diabetes. I’ve included it for those reasons, but also because of its cleansing properties. Another option would be to use alfalfa, which is also believed to help support healthy blood sugar levels.
- 1/8- 1/4 Measuring cup
- Bowl and spoon
- Tea Strainer – I use the Tea Time Glass Travel Bottle from Full Circle.
How to Make Cravings Buster Tea
- 1/4 cup chamomile, dried
- 1/4 cup hibiscus, dried
- 1/8 cup nettle, dried
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a glass storage jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store out of direct sunlight.
To use: Add 1 tablespoon of tea mixture to 1 cup of hot water. Let steep for 3-5 minutes.
You may add a little stevia for extra sweetness if desired.
Here’s a quick video that shows just how easy it is to make:
It turns a beautiful deep purplish-red color. Everyone will be asking what you are drinking!
About the Tea Time Bottle. . .
It’s always fun to discover new inventions that support a healthy lifestyle. The 19-ounce Tea Time Bottle is one of these.
I was thrilled to find the eco-friendly brand, Full Circle, and their Tea Time bottle (as well as many green and natural household products – I actually use their scrubbing brushes and have my eye on their kitchen towels as well!).
Here’s a quick video showing you how to use it:
The bottom of the bottle holds a removable strainer that holds bagged tea, lemon, fresh mint leaves, or loose tea.
Once you’ve filled the strainer, just add the lid, then flip the bottle over and pour in the hot water.
The Tea Tie bottle is made from heat-resistant borosilicate glass and is BPA free.
The cork sleeve provides insulation but can be removed fro washing.
I love that you can drink from all sides of the top lid, making it easy to drink with one hand. There’s no twisting and turning to find the spout, making it a great travel mug.
The lid is so well-designed, it’s almost impossible to spill any liquid from this bottle.
I even put the bottle flat on its side, and it didn’t leak (not that I would recommend doing that! Just saying.)
The Tea Time Bottle comes in a variety of colors, I have it in Elderberry (because you know I love my purple!).
Win a Tea Time Bottle in the Color of Your Choice!
Winner will receive a Tea Time bottle in the color of their choice. Check out the available colors here.
Giveaway open to US Residents only. Must be 18 years or older.
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This post is sponsored by Full Circle. All opinions are my own.
I like almost any herbal tea. I made one with tons of stuff for bedtime, chamomile, lavender, nettles, peppermint, hibiscus, I can’t remember what else I threw in there. So good!
I love the Elderberry bottle!
I would love to try one….looks so easy to carry with you.
All of them are beautiful but I like the green one the best. Thank you.
Oh this would be great for my Whole 30 group!
This is a great bottle. Love the Nordic!
Sounds delicious! I love homemade tea blends, currently I’m enjoying a licorice and thyme one for my sore throat. 🙂
Licorice and thyme sounds like a great blend!
LOVE this. Hibiscus is one of my all-time favorites!
Yum! That tea sounds lovely! And what a cool bottle!
Not only does this tea recipe look great but so does the cup!
Love pretty much any tea! Would LOvE to have one of these!
I would pick the green one, of course
I am such a sweet tooth so I love this!
I love tea! Anything with lavender in it please
I love those tea bottles! Never saw anything like it! I’d go with Nordic. Looks like a warm woolen sweater!
I agree! It does look like a warm woolen sweater. So cute!
I have not seen these bottles before. They look like what I have been looking for to take my tea to go. The Nordic is my favorite.
I’ll take any of them!! Like the idea of tea instead of coffee. I need a break from it too!
I love that tea container. Your videos are so cute.
Thanks so much. 🙂
That blend looks delicious where do you purchase it?
Hi Terri. I made the blend myself. It was super easy. The recipe os above. I purchase herbs from MountainRoseHerbs.com
Thanks Stacy can’t wait to try it
I am going to make your Cravings Buster tea. It sounds so good. One of my fave teas is chamomile. The Tea Time bottles are so cool! I would love the elderberry color.
BTW, my color of choic is Nodic
Love the idea of this bottle. Can’t wait to try the recipe.
Thanks for the cravings buster tea recipe. I look forward to trying it because I certainly need it! The tea time bottle looks fantastic and I appreciate the opportunity to win one. I use loose teas regularly so this would be great to have. The Nordic looks awesome.
I love chamomile lavender tea blends.
Purple tea infuser
This tea make looks so great an seems sooo much easier than the one I have. The tea tastes great too!
I love a good lavender, sage, or jasmine blend.
I also love the green and purple bottles. They’re too cute!
I have two favorites — lemon tea and chocolate peppermint. I’d love to figure out how to make them myself.
The Nordic bottle is my favorite.
I would pick Elderberry.
I would definitely pick Elderberry.
I like both the earl gray and sencha green bottles
I gave up caffeine recently and have been wanting to go back to loose yes. This cup looks perfect!
The elderberry bottle is lovely!
I had a homemade nursing tea blend years ago that I loved. I cant remember where i got it and have never found another i liked as well.
I would definitely take the elderberry color!
Nordic! Where do you get your tea ingredients? (Newbie….) 😉
I buy some from Amazon but often stock up on herbs from MountainRoseHerbs.com.
Trying to commwnt with this connection… This looks like a nifty way to drink such amazing teas…
I like elderberry
Oh I love tea, this would be amazing!
looks so cool! I love the Elderberry bottle. Awesome
I love to drink tea from tea cups and imagine myself in the shade on the veranda. But, this Tea Infuser Bottle is much more practical for my busy life. It looks amazing!
I like the cup and veranda idea too 🙂 The bottle is super helpful.
I would love the elderberry color. It’s really pretty. Thank you for letting us know about full circle, I really like having glass as a choice for my drink bottle.
You’re welcome! 🙂 I’m excited to know about them too. They have a lot of fun stuff.
RIght now, my favorite is Sweet tangerine Positive Energy by Yogi. Thanks for sharing the tea recipe!
Yum! That sounds good!
I love the Elderberry one.
Favorite tea is daily detox – living with Chronic Lyme, detox is very important.
That sounds like a good one!
I would choose Elderberry – purple is my JOY color! 🙂
Mine too 🙂
I would pick the purple one 🙂
Honestly, I am a big coffee drinker. But because it goes in the way of my hydratation, I would love to cut back on coffee and increase tea perhaps. I mostly drink mixtures for breastfeeding mothers.
Sage and chamomile are beautiful together
I’m a peppermint girl!
I think I’d choose the Nordic.
Great giveaway!! Thank you! I would love the elderberry water bottle and my favorite tea blend is wild berry zinger.
I like the purple bottle and love chamomile tea. The bottle sounds wonderful. Thanks for a opportunity to win.
I love my tea! I would love this for the size! Thank you for this opportunity!
I would also choose the Elderberry. I am a big purple fan!
I love the Nordic tea-infuser bottle and I’m quite interested in the craving-buster tea blend. My current favorite is Wild Raspberry Hibiscus.
Great Idea with the bottle
What a great, little, and efficient luxury bottle! I have grown my own chamomile but I like to add hybiscus for the color and the sweetness. I love the idea of adding nettle. Would love to get one of these for sure. Even better for gift giving!
And the green one is lovely.
I would love to use the Elderberry Tea Infuser Bottle every day! What a great product!
I would choose the elderberry color. I’m having a lot of gum pain right now so I’m currently obsessed with Earl gray.
I like the elderberry bottle.
Love green tea