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Why a Medical Herbalist is the best person to design herbal tea blends
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Why a Medical Herbalist is the best person to design herbal tea blends

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Herbal tea is one of the most popular and effective ways of using herbs for their therapeutic properties. A well-designed herbal tea blend can not only provide a range of health benefits, but also taste delicious and be a relaxing ritual in and of itself.

Medical herbalists are experts in using herbs to support health and well-being. They can design herbal tea blends to address specific health concerns, support overall wellness, or simply provide a comforting and enjoyable experience.

Here are some key considerations that medical herbalists take into account when designing herbal tea blends:

  1. Health Concerns: The first step in designing an herbal tea blend is to identify the health concerns that the blend will address. For example, if a person is struggling with anxiety, the herbalist may choose herbs such as chamomile, lemon balm, and passionflower that are known for their calming properties.
  2. Flavour Profile: The next step is to choose herbs that will create a pleasant and balanced flavour profile. Some herbs have a strong and bitter taste, while others are more mild and sweet. The herbalist will carefully select herbs that complement each other and create a delicious tea that can be enjoyed on its own or with a touch of honey or lemon.
  3. Herbal Synergy: The combination of herbs used in a tea blend can create a synergy that enhances their therapeutic properties. Some herbs may work together to support a specific body system or address a particular health concern. For example, a blend of herbs that support the digestive system may include peppermint, fennel, and ginger.
  4. Dosage and Safety: Medical herbalists are trained to understand the safe and effective use of herbs. They take into account factors such as the dosage of each herb, potential interactions with medications, and any contraindications for certain populations (e.g. pregnant women or individuals with certain medical conditions).

Once these factors have been considered, the herbalist can create a customised herbal tea blend that is tailored to the individual's specific needs and preferences. They may also provide guidance on how to prepare and enjoy the tea, and suggest other lifestyle changes or herbal remedies to support overall health and well-being.

In conclusion, herbal tea blends can be a powerful and enjoyable way to incorporate herbs into your health and wellness routine. Working with a qualified medical herbalist can help ensure that you are using herbs safely and effectively, and that the tea blend you are using is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

We are proud to be a mother daughter team, Amanda worked with her daughter Jordana to create 4 specifically tailored herbal teas to support women safely and effectively on their pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. 

Jordana Edwards is founder of Clean Tea Australia and The Breastfeeding Tea Co. Created in 2013 in collaboration with her naturopath mother, Jordana first sold Clean Tea at the markets in Byron Bay before growing her “little tea stall” into a multimillion dollar ecommerce global business.As the recipient of an astounding 5 awards at the 2020 Ausmumprenuer Awards, this business powerhouse has also been listed as one of the 2020 Remodista International “Women to Watch” in business disruption, as well as being a nominee as a Facebook “Community Leader” for her work training, mentoring and supporting women in business in her local and rural area.