It’s that time of year when spicy holiday tea can become a daily savored health strategy for all things biohacking, high performance, health upgrading and feeling good all the time.
Actually, this tea is so foundational for one's health, focus and physical performance it can be a year-round approach to how you do general liquid imbibing. You can use different herbs at different times of the year.
The classic mulling spices that induce autumn nostalgia for holidays past are: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and citrus zest. These herbs are very similar to a chai spice blend which tends to also have cardamon and black pepper. Other mulling spices include star anise and a variety of fruits (apples, raisins) or fruit ferments (cider, wine, etc.)
This recipe is a spicy tea up-leveled with adaptogenic herbs for supreme nutritive abundance so your body can remain warm, glowing, blissful, brain-smart, body-buzzing and immunologically-strong throughout the fall and winter.
Bring to a light simmer for at least 10 minutes, then strain through a very fine strainer into your favorite mug:
1 quart spring water or the purest water you can get
(Note: To simplify, you can use 1-2 tablespoons of an organic pumpkin pie spice powder blend or cut and sifted mulling spices to replace many of the individual ingredients below. Peruse your local natural food store or online stores like Mountain Rose Herbs for all the holiday spice herbs.)
1 tablespoon cut and sifted organic cinnamon – True Ceylon Cinnamon is more tonic than Cassia cinnamon, but if you only have cassia just use it
1/2 teaspoon organic ginger powder or grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly micro-planed organic citrus zest (orange, lemon, tangerine, etc.)
or several slices of organic citrus fruit
or 1 drop organic essential oil of orange
or 1 teaspoon organic dried orange rind bits
or 1 teaspoon aged tangerine peel
2-5 organic whole dried cloves, pinched to break apart
2-5 organic dried allspice berries, pinched to break apart
1-3 pinches worth freshly micro-planed organic whole nutmeg
1-2 pinches sea salt
2-4 teaspoons adaptogenic herb extracts, to taste:
organic cut and sifted gynostemma (jiaogulan) leaf
Longevity Power Maca Bliss for serious warmth, vigor and creamy-malty taste
Longevity Power Mushroom Immunity for a coffee-chai-like flavor and robust immune system strength
Longevity Power Prepared He Shou Wu Extract for bliss, beauty and a nutty- chocolate-like flavor
Longevity Power Longevity in a Bottle to capture the healing vigor of the forest and the child-like-wonder of a pumpkin patch
Longevity Power Levity to lift above the stress of the mundane and get grounded and for a caramel-butterscotch-like flavor
Longevity Power Goji Joy for pure happiness and a sweet, rich berry flavor
OPTIONAL: stevia extract (I love NOW Better Stevia) or wholesome sweetener of choice, to taste
OPTIONAL: add organic apple cider (hard or fresh juice) or organic wine to make wassail - be cautious when using alcohol (flammable) on a stovetop
Strain through a very fine metal strainer or fine cloth nut milk bag into ceramic mugs. Grin and share!
OPTIONAL: Exogenous ketones, butter, collagen, nootropic smart drugs, to taste 😉
Cheers to you being your healthiest version of yourself!
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