DIY After-Dinner Digestive Tea {Plus, A Tea Set Giveaway from Mighty Nest}

DIY After-Dinner Digestive Tea - and glass teapot giveaway

Herbal teas are a simple way to enjoy the many health benefits of herbs.

I, quite honestly, adore herbal tea. And not just for it’s health benefits; the process of preparing, smelling, and sipping it, are equally enjoyable.

Often times, loose leaf herbal teas are superior than the tea bag variety. Not to say that all tea bags are bad, but rather, loose leaf is often better. One of the reasons is that the leaves have more room to unfurl and infuse the water. It’s also been noted that some tea bags contain added flavorings, and even some preservatives that are less than desirable.

Today I’d like to show just how easy it is to prepare loose leaf tea, and even create your own tea blend (we also have a wonderful giveaway from Mighty Nest at the end, so be sure to enter that!).

Since it is the season for a little over indulgence, I thought it fitting to share an after-dinner digestion tea. As you will see, all it takes is a little measuring and mixing, and you’re done!

After-Dinner Digestion Tea

digestive tea

Recipe adapted from Herbal Teas.

This recipe contains spearmint and licorice root. Both are excellent for enhancing digestion. Spearmint is especially soothing to the stomach, which the licorice root adds a little sweetness and also contains anti-inflammatory properties. 

Ingredients

1 parts spearmint leaves
1/8 part dried licorice root

Optional: enhance digestion (and flavor) by adding a few cloves and a sprinkle of fennel.

Method

Mix the spearmint and licorice root together. If using 3 ounces of spearmint, use 10.5 grams of licorice root. If using only 1 ounce of spearmint, use 3.5 grams of licorice root.

Store in a glass jar.

Use 1 tablespoon per cup when brewing tea.

 My favorite way to brew tea: in a Glass Teapot or Infuser

Glass, a chemically inert material, does not absorb odors or chemical residues, making it an excellent choice for brewing.

-From Mighty Nest.

Plus, glass is also aesthetically pleasing, which truly enhances the tea drinking experience (if you ask me).

So, yes, if I get to choose, I choose glass. My second choice is ceramic.

Tea Set Giveaway from Mighty Nest:

Mighty Nest Tea Set

I don’t like to gush when I host giveaway’s because I fear it looks fake – but —  GUYS! Mighty Nest is a wonderful eco-friendly company you should definitely check out. Mighty Nest carries many awesome products that are not only functional and stylish, but also safe for your family. 
I just drool over everything on their website. Such nice stuff. Truly.

Mighty Nest is giving away one beautiful tea set to a lucky reader of A Delightful Home. 

Included in the tea set are the following products:

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below (If you are reading via email or RSS you will need to click over to see it). 

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Thanks to Mighty Nest for sponsoring this giveaway!

Comments

  1. Margaret D says:

    I would like a Chemex Glass Coffeemaker.

  2. Debbie holt says:

    I have just been introduced to loose teas by a friend and am amazed at what I have been missing! I am so glad to be learning about this! I have yet to be able to afford a proper loose tea teapot and would love to have a glass one!

  3. I would like either the stainless steel food container with divider or Glass Tea Pot with Glass Filter

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Great giveaway! I love loose teas!

  5. I want a kitchenaid mixer!

  6. This is great! I like lose leaf tea, I drink my jasmine tea that way. That digestive tea would be helpful and since it’s herbal dare i say it’s caffeine free?

  7. I love their glass storage containers. I so need to ditch the plastic.

  8. I love the tea for one! I am always on the lookout for those. :)

  9. Stephanie D says:

    I would LOVE a glass tea pot!!!! I’m learning about loose leaf teas and can’t wait to start brewing and drinking loose leaf. So excited!!! :)

  10. New follower here. I looooooooove tea, especially loose leaf!

  11. I would love to get a variety of glass canning jars – some regular and some straight-sided 1/2 L.

  12. Since it’s for me, I’d like the tea sampler. If I were choosing for my family, probably more stainless steel cups and/or children plates.

  13. I would LOVE the organic queen mattress!!! I’ve been really wanting to replace ours, since I’ve learned of the health effects, but they are so pricey. We might end up getting a mattress pad at some point, just because I can’t believe we breath in all that junk while sleeping! :P

  14. I love tea! Great give away and thanks for the chance to win.

  15. I love their selection of reusable water containers!! I’d have a difficult time trying to choose only one, but, I’m going to look again and try!

  16. Tanya rubezhov says:

    I’d love to get Stump Teapot by For Life in Red.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  17. I have just started really drinking teas. I’d love the glass tea pot.

  18. Love tea after dinner.

  19. I would love a stainless steel popcorn popper. My family loves popcorn.

  20. I love, love, love tea! I’m going to have to try this recipe.

  21. Forgot to add I would love the glass teapot :)

  22. Paula Herbstreit says:

    This is soooo nice. Would love it!!!

  23. That glass teapot looks awesome!

  24. I’d love the cafe tea infuser since I drink hot tea every day!

  25. Lovely giveaway!

  26. What a great giveaway! We love tea, especially at night. This would be great.

  27. Love the idea of starting a family tradition of being a pot of this digestion tea each night after dinner as we wind down together. Thanks for the opportunity and the idea! :-)

  28. Juliana B. says:

    About to have a baby and the Organic Swaddle Blanket would be perfect!

  29. I would love a mattress!! We really need a new one….. Love the give a way. I totally agree that the glass looks so much better!

  30. I would love a loose tea glass teapot

  31. I would love the glass teapot! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  32. I drink so much tea at work … the glass teapot would be such a pretty way to indulge each day!

  33. It may sound strange but I’d love to get the Endurance Stainless Steel Spring Whisk. Ours broke recently so we’re in need of a new one!

  34. I’d love a glass bundt cake mold!

  35. That teapot looks amazing. I’m putting it on my wish list for sure! The recipe for the after dinner tea looks yummy… I’m going to try it.

  36. Rebecca Jean says:

    While I love so much of Mighty Nest’s inventory, what I would love right now is a variety of reusable snack and sandwich bags. I am a long-time sewer, but I can’t seem to get any made for myself and it is painful how many plastic bags I go through during my work week :-(

  37. Winning anything would be a blessing! Would probably pick the mattress though. Have a Merry Christmas and thank you!

  38. I am tea drinker and would love this set, especially the glass tea pot!

  39. I would love some glass storage like the stackable lidded jars!

  40. This would be a great gift for a friend. Love this!

  41. love all of these

  42. porcelain and wood mugs!!

  43. Katie Winston says:

    I would love to get a few of those great ‘old style’ metal ice trays :)

  44. I would love to have the glass bundt pan for sale at mighty nest. I’ve had my eye on it for a while!

  45. I would love to have the glass bundt pan for sale at mighty nest. I’ve had my eye on it for a while!

  46. I would like to receive the glass microwave popcorn popper.

  47. Stephanie KL says:

    I would love to have the grilling/baking stone.

  48. I ♥ hot tea!

  49. Susan ginia says:

    I was just going to make some tea; would love to be making it in a glass teapot.

  50. I’d love to win the tea set!

  51. I love natural toys so I was immediately drawn to that section of the website. I love the wooden musical toys like that banjo and stir-drum? Gorgeous!

  52. The glass teapot would be wonderful–how fun it would be to make a pot of tea with that!

  53. I would love to buy their Baum canisters!

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