Herbs and edible wildlife have been a lifelong love of mine — I grew up watching my mother foraging for fiddleheads in the forest, harvesting wild kelp from the sea, and boiling dandelion greens into bitter teas. Though I still consider myself far more of an enthusiast than an expert, I am slowly developing relationships with beloved plant medicines, in hopes of collecting and passing on their wisdom to my children.
During pregnancy, I was gifted a bushel of raspberry leaves from my midwife, from which I made my own fresh teas. Since then, I’ve continued to make daily herbal infusions for myself… the latest being Tulsi Ginger Tea.
This tea is refreshing, invigorating, and nourishing for both the solar plexus and heart chakra. It is the perfect pick-me-up for a gray autumn morning, to inspire joy and energy throughout the day.
1 bushel fresh tulsi
1 inch fresh ginger
12 cups water
1- Grate the ginger and collect all the leaves from tulsi. Place in heat-proof glass gallon jar.
2- Heat the water in a kettle and pour boiling water overtop herbs. Leave overnight to infuse.
3- Keep the tea in mason jars or your preferred container, sip throughout the day!