In a world where we often find ourselves feeling overwhelmed or stressed, it’s important to take time for joy. Goldenrod tea is the perfect way to do this because of its uplifting qualities and sunny yellow color that makes us feel happy just looking at it. What does bring you joy every day? I hope you can think of at least one thing.
Goldenrod Tea is a natural herbal tea made from the leaves and flowers of goldenrod plants. It’s been used as a folk remedy for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including congestion, allergies, asthma, arthritis, and more. The plant can be found in most parts of North America with some varieties being better suited for certain climates. Goldenrod Tea is often brewed with ginger because it’s been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful in fighting off illness.
The best time to make Goldenrod Tea is in the late-summer and early fall. This tea reminds me of my childhood summers, when I would watch for it to bloom along our driveway. Sometimes you can feel that last bit of summer’s golden light with this tea which makes it perfect for those cool evenings where all you want to do is wrap up in your blanket with a good book or cozy up on the couch next to a fireplace.
What Does Goldenrod Tea Taste Like?
The first sip of goldenrod tea is sharp and sparkly, and licorice-tasting. The heat radiates up from the cup filling your nose with a pleasant warmth as it lingers there after each sip you take because bitterness doesn’t exist for this beverage – primarily all I taste is sweet “anise-like” earthy goodness! Enjoy it alone or with honey!
Brewing Goldenrod Tea
Place a few sprigs of fresh goldenrod flowers and leaves in a jar or pot and pour boiling water over them and let steep for about 3-5 minutes but not longer than 15 minutes, as this can make it bitter! Strain into a cup and enjoy. You can also dry each of the herbs, then mix them with some granulated honey to mix into hot water later.
Goldenrod Tea is best consumed fresh right after brewing but may be stored in an airtight container or pitcher with no problems!
Make it a Magical Experience
Making this tea is more than pouring hot water over herbs. It is a ritual where I imagine that I am brewing a potion and filling it with magic. So, as you make this wondrous tea, go through the motions with purpose and focus, think about what goldenrod represents as you add it, and stay focused on those golden glimmers of light as you sip it.
It can also be helpful to picture a golden light spreading through your body from head to toe. Picture this radiant glow filling every part of yourself with vital energy and making all those tired muscles relax as if by magic! Imagine what might happen if we could bottle that feeling… or might happen in your life when you prepare more herbal teas like these with focus and purpose?
Honoring the Healing Power of Tea
I’m sure you can tell by now that this tea has a lot of meaning for me. It’s not just about the taste or even all the health benefits. For me, it is about making an effort to connect with nature and honor its healing power in my life. That said, if you’re looking for something more than boiling water over herbs then try our newsletter! We have natural herbal remedies that are easy to follow directions on how to make at home or subscribe so we do it for you every month- no shopping required! What does your practice look like?
Have any rituals around brewing tea? Let us know what works best for you! Is there anything else in your life that gives you an instant sense of happiness when you think about them? If so, be sure to share it with us on social media or in the comments below! We want to see what brings YOU joy!
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