For thousands of years herbal infusions have been consumed for medicinal purposes. China is deemed to be the country of origin and written records reveal that the Greek physician and pharmacologist, Dioscordies, describes 600 medicinal plants which can be used in the preparation of infusions in his book “De Materia Medica”. In addition to relieving certain symptoms and providing nutritional benefits, herbs have also been used to open the mind for spiritual insights.
While adhering to the principles carried through from tradition, our blends are specifically tailored to bring balance and harmony to our modern lifestyle. Being Bliss herbal infusions and blends are artfully balanced to include a full range of flavor to suit every taste from minty, flowery and sweetish to spicy or pungent. Our herbal infusions offer a healing synthesis with purpose and utilize plants that do not originate from the tea plant Camellia sinensis, the source of commonly used green and black teas.
Hippocrates, one of the most outstanding physicians in the history of medicine, shared the wisdom, “Let food be thy medicine.” It is with this intention that our blends are created to be used as a part of one’s daily food source. By using harmonious herbal blends tailored to meet your needs, you also can be nourished by the ancient wisdom of plant medicine. Drink to your health and enjoy Being Bliss herbal infusions and blends, inspiring beauty and balance one cup at a time.
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Reminder: Herbal infusions require a lid for steeping in order to preserve the aromatic oils and healing properties of the plants. It is easy to improvise with a saucer or jar lid if your cup does not have a top. A mason jar and strainer will offer the same results and is good to have if you are interested in steeping a stronger version of the tea known as a decoction. Decoctions are often steeped overnight or for several hours to maximize the extraction of the medicinal properties from the plants. Infusions and decoctions are simple methods of extracting the active constituents of herbs in hot water. Depending on the blend you are using and your intention of use, these are the basic ways of preparation to gain the most benefit.
Note: The Ayurvedic Healing Herbs in our blends have been roasted and crushed to bring forth the life force of the herbs and increase the water’s access to the constituents of the seeds. The instructions on the package suggest simmering on low heat in a pot with a lid for approximately 5 minutes. However, I have recently learned that you can successfully gain full benefit from this blend by placing the herb mixture in a tea pot, jar or cup with lid. Simply pour fresh boiling water over 1-2 tbl of the blend and place a lid on top to capture the essential oils. Allow this mixture to steep approximately 8-10 minutes and return for a second and maybe even a third steeping throughout the day.
Once you get in the habit of this healthful ritual it will become second nature. Keep in mind the proportions for servings are not set in stone and you can adjust them to suit your needs and tastes.
Warming Mineral Mate Latte
2 cups of water
2 tbl Mate Mineral Rich Infusion
1 tsp finely grated ginger
1 ½ cups of milk of your choice
Sweeten to taste with sucanat, stevia,
coconut sugar or raw honey
Steep Mate Mineral Rich Infusion with grated ginger in boiling water (2-4 minutes)
Warm milk of your choice in a small pot
Pour the strained mate blend into warmed milk and into a cup
Sweeten to taste
Indian style preparation:
Place Mate Mineral Rich Infusion and grated ginger in pot with water and milk
Allow to come to a gentle simmer (2-4 minutes or Indian time..)
Remove from heat, strain into a cup
Sweeten to taste