DIY Guide to Tea Blending

This fun tool will help you find herbal synergy when creating your own tea blends. Start with the herbal action you need (immune support, calming, digestive stimulant, etc.) and use your preferred herb as the “active ingredient” base. Then add a “supportive ingredient” that is soothing to that particular body system. The final ingredient is the “catalyst” which adds a pop of flavor or offers stronger potency to the active ingredient by providing a complimentary action.

These proportions are conceptual and not hard set, so you have freedom to experiment. Start with 3 parts active ingredient, 1 to 2 parts supportive, and 1/4 to 1 part catalyst, and then make adjustments as needed.  You will find that herbs often switch roles from one blend to the next.

Keep this helpful guide in mind when you begin blending gifts for the holidays!

 

Tea Blending Triangle - Mountain Rose Herbs

 

7 Responses to “DIY Guide to Tea Blending”

  1. avatar Joyfulmomof6 says:

    Is there a list someplace of which herbs (other than the ones mentioned in the chart) fall into these categories. Being fairly new to herbs, it would be really helpful to have this info.

    Thanks in advance

  2. avatar zafera says:

    Thank you so much. This exactly what I have been thinking about doing.

  3. avatar katbug3 says:

    This is very helpful but I want to be sure I understand how it works – the font colors correspond with compatible herb combinations?

    • avatar Erin says:

      Hello! Yep, you got it. These are just a few examples, so you can apply this tool to any herb combination you are trying to formulate. Thanks so much!

  4. avatar rajinder bansal says:

    i wants to blend tea at my home

  5. avatar CC says:

    Thank you for this wonderful diagram. I am just beginning my journey into the world of herbs/oils sand their many uses. Feeling just abit less intimidated about mixing my herbal blends!!!! Cheers

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