4 tbsp. rhodiola root (available at healthfood stores or online)
1 quart water
1 tbsp. honey, optional
1 wide mouth quart jar (a mason jar is perfect for this)
1 fine mesh strainer
• Place roots into the jar.
• Bring water to a boil, then cool slightly.
• Pour water over the roots, cover loosely and allow to steep for 10-15minutes.
• Strain into cups.
• If you are adding honey, wait until the tea has cooled a bit first.
Just days before spring we just had a major snow storm and more chilly weather here in the north east and I thought it would be fun to share an ancient winter tea recipe from the high mountains of Tibet. This simple and potent beverage is revered in the "The Land of Snows" for its mood-lifting effects.
The main ingredient in this tea is a cactus-like plant called rhodiola that somehow manages to thrive in the harsh altitudes of Tibet and Siberia. Rhodiola belongs to a unique class of plants called adaptogens, which are cherished in traditional medicine for their ability to restore, protect, and balance the body's internal functions. This mountain dweller has been shown to enhance focus and memory, raise energy levels, improve sexual function, and alleviate symptoms of depression.
Once you try it, you'll understand why this herb is used across northern Europe and Asia to boost strength, vitality, and overall happiness. You can actually feel its effect within moments of drinking it. Please comment on your experience once you try it.
The Sacred Science