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3 of My Favorite Herbal Tea Mixes

I realize you probably came to this website looking for hibiscus tea, but on the other hand, maybe you’re already a hibiscus tea fan and are looking for some variety, just like me!

I love almost all kinds of tea, especially herbal and flower teas, and I’m always looking for new brands and new tastes to try out.

These are three of my favorite herbal tea mixes. Not all of them are caffeine free, but I have marked each so you won’t buy the wrong thing by mistake. I’ve also added steeping instructions.

1. Davidson’s Earl Grey Tea with Lavender

Davidson’s has the best loose leaf tea bar none, as far as I’m concerned, and their bulk prices are great too.

Davidsons Earl Grey Lavender Tea This Earl Grey loose leaf tea is the classic English black tea infused with bergamot, but what’s special about it is the added lavender flowers. They give the tea a flowery note and a delicious scent. It’s a perfect afternoon tea, and it goes well with high tea, cake or cookies.

How to Steep Earl Grey Lavender Tea:

  • Put a teaspoon of tea into a tea pot or preferably, a tea infuser.
  • Pour 1 pint or more of boiling water over the tea and into the pot.
  • Cover the cup or pot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove tea infuser.

Note: this tea contains caffeine. It’s also a strong black tea; don’t overbrew it and let it get bitter!

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2. Traditional Medicinals Organic Raspberry Leaf Herbal Tea

These tea bags contain 100% organic raspberry leaves. So, technically, this is not a mix, but I love it so much that I wanted to include it.

Traditional Medicinals Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea Raspberry leaf is a special tea that is, I’m not kidding, a godsend to women. I’m not saying men can’t drink it, but they won’t get the benefit of its special properties!

For hundreds of years, women have used raspberry tea to help alleviate menstrual cramps and labor pains and strengthen the uterus. And best of all, it tastes great, not at all medicinal. In fact it reminds me of black tea, even though it’s caffeine free. You could drink this with a bit of honey, but it’s tasty enough to drink plain.

How to Steep Raspberry Leaf Tea:

  • Put the raspberry leaf tea bag in a tea cup or pot.
  • If you’re using a larger tea pot, put two tea bags into the pot.
  • Single tea cup: pour 1 cup of boiling water over the tea bag and into the tea cup.
  • Full tea pot: pour 1 pint of boiling water over the tea bag and into the pot.
  • Cover the cup or pot and steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Gently squeeze tea bag to get the last bits of raspberry goodness out.
  • Remove tea bag.

Note: this tea is caffeine free.

The manufacturer of this tea, Traditional Medicinals, recommends drinking 3 to 4 cups between meals.

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3. Davidson’s Herbal Cranberry Orange Tea

I know, I know, it’s another Davidson’s tea. But they are so good!

Davidson's Cranberry Orange Tea This mix of flowers and fruits is perfect if you want to drink a healthy herbal tea that’s full of Vitamin C. The tea contains organic cranberries, chamomile, rooibos, rosehips, hibiscus and orange peel, with sweet orange essence for extra flavor.

As a fellow enthusiast wrote on Amazon,

“You can feel a touch of sourness of the cranberries and hibiscus flowers, the refreshing taste of the orange peels, and the pleasant taste of the camomile.”

I couldn’t have put it better myself. You can also combine this tea with pure hibiscus tea if you want to make a tea that’s a little fruitier and sweeter than plain hibiscus, but still has all the wonderful health benefits of hibiscus tea.

How to Steep Cranberry Orange Tea:

  • Put a teaspoon of tea into a tea pot or preferably, a tea infuser.
  • Pour 1 pint or more of boiling water over the tea and into the pot.
  • Cover the cup or pot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove tea infuser.

Note: this tea is caffeine free.

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Buy the Best Loose Leaf Hibiscus Tea

Loose Leaf Hibiscus Tea

The best loose leaf Hibiscus Tea, like Davidson's, is made of whole flower petals.

I love hibiscus tea, and for me, that means loose leaf tea. Loose leaf tea is all natural: just tea leaves. Or in this case, hibiscus flower petals. That way you get the pure taste of the hibiscus flower. I’m just not as big a fan of teabags, though they’re certainly useful when you’re on the move or at the office.

My favorite loose leaf hibiscus tea is Davidson’s organic hibiscus tea: gorgeous, fragrant flower petals for your tea, sold at a bulk price. And it’s organic, so you know it’s free from pesticides and other evils.

One bag will last you a long, long time. I usually do about three months with mine, but I drink a lot of hibiscus tea. Yours might last as long as six months or even more.

8 Reasons Why I Love Davidson’s Hibiscus Tea

  • pure flower petals for lots of taste
  • delicious, flowery, soothing fragrance
  • 100% hibiscus flower, no added ingredients
  • 100% certified organic tea
  • caffeine-free
  • relieves stress
  • can lower your blood pressure
  • full of natural vitamin C

Davidson’s hibiscus tea is a favorite with a lot of people, and not just my friends and family! I know that because of the amazing reviews on Amazon.

You wouldn’t expect a simple loose leaf tea to get that many great reviews, would you? For example:

“This is the best Hibiscus tea I tried. It contains whole hibiscus flowers, not dust and dirt like many bagged teas, and the taste is wonderful.”

“I’m not a huge fan of herbal tea, but the taste of this tea is OK, and it is a great value and easy to brew. What I really love about it, however, is that after drinking it for a couple of weeks, it has noticeably reduced my blood pressure. I try to drink two cups a day, and am hoping it will bring my numbers down even more with a little bit of time. Very happy to have found this natural remedy!”

The pure hibiscus tea is even in the top 3 of Davidson’s best selling teas, though they have more than 500 teas and tea products listed at Amazon.

I’m also a big fan of other Davidson’s teas, but I do think the hibiscus tea is best of all, because it’s also so good for you. It’s herbal, it’s full of Vitamin C, and there are studies that show that it can lower your blood pressure.

Plus, you can mix it with other teas to create your own blend. For example, I like to mix hibiscus and rooibos tea, hibiscus and rosehip tea, or hibiscus and cranberry tea together whenever I feel like a different flavor. This way, I make my own natural organic tea blends, without having to buy a gazillion flavored teas. And they taste better, too.

Buy Davidson’s pure organic hibiscus tea at Amazon


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