I’ve been looking forward to crossing through the threshold of thirty since my early twenties. Something inside me has always intuitively known that thirty would offer so much in way of ditching frazzled, baby cub, still-figuring-out-what-I-really-want-to-do—twenties. And I’ve finally arrived (well this coming Sunday at least).
There have been so many wonderful shifts to prepare for this particular year of celebration such as: opening my brokerage accounts and starting to invest, putting my ducks in a row to buy property, leaving safe jobs behind to carve my own small business journey, shifting my loungeware to something a little more grownup and a little less sweats-like, and nourishing my feminine body to prepare it for pregnancy well in advance. Here is my favorite turning 30 custom tea blend recipe.
TEA OF THE FEMININE BLEND
This tea is divine for most women, which is why I don’t title it womb tea or mama prep tea or something in that vain. Yes it is incredible for nourishing and preparing the body for pregnancy with deep mineralization, blood building and vitamin rich properties, but it also makes for an incredible hair & nail strengthening tea, anxiety and depression tamer, as well as hormonal support.
½ cup of RASPBERRY LEAF | Tones the uterus and muscles of pelvic region. Cleanses and tones uterus and entire reproductive system. Raspberry is also an rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and E, as well as the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients make it an excellent prevention and treatment for anemia. Especially for the vegans.
½ cup STINGING NETTLES LEAF | Full of highly absorbable vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, D, K, iron, folic acid, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur and magnesium. Nettle contains more chlorophyll than any other herb, which is important to clean, purify and oxygenate the blood.
2 tbls PEPPERMINT LEAF | Adds a great flavor, aids in digestion, and is a sexual stimulant.
½ cup RED CLOVER | High in vitamins and minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Has virtually every trace mineral needed by the glands, and may help balance the alkaline/acid balance in the body, including the vagina and uterus.
2 tbls LICORICE ROOT | Licorice both protects the liver and promotes healing in this vital organ. And the phytoestrogens in licorice have a mild estrogenic effect, making the herb potentially useful in easing certain symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome), such as irritability, bloating and breast tenderness.
PROCESS | I mix these herbs and bark together well in a bowl. Then I store in a jar with a tightly sealed lid. Label and date. Daily, I’ll steep a pot’s worth for 20 minutes, or create an infusion batch that will last me up to 3 days. Daily, I drink 3 cups--warm or at room temperature during the winter and chilled as an iced tea in the summer. It’s divine and incredibly nutritive, relaxing, and beautifying. There is a reason that teas have been sipped on as daily medicine for centuries. It's all about finding or crafting the perfect blend for you, and your customized needs.