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Linden Tea – Tilia Tea

Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, well scented, known also as called lime in Britain and linden or basswood in North America. Tilia is one of the longest trees: can achieve incredible 1,000 years old and can produce up to 100 kg of flowers.

Lime flowers are not only pleasant fragrance, but also have healing powers, especially for respiratory and digestive diseases. Therapeutic virtues of lime were discovered in ancient times. Back then they used mostly bark, leaves and tree sap. Today, however, both herbalists, and cosmetic specialists prefer to use flowers.

Linden Flower I like very much the wonderful flavor and great taste of linden tea.

Often, linden tea is considered to be trivial, because the spread of consumption.

Once, linden was used mainly to treat indigestion, colds and abdominal pain. Modern scientific research has discovered the therapeutic equivalent. Thus, linden flower tea proved a valuable ally in the fight against infectious diseases (colds, flu) – promotes sweating and is therefore useful in controlling fever. It has calming action on the cough, stimulates blood flow, diuresis and gallbladder activity. It is also an effective remedy in headaches, abdominal cramps and fever muscle. In addition, due to sedative effects, is indicated for insomnia, nervousness, intellectual overload.

The best time to harvest flowers is one or two days after rain, or immediately after bloom, during warm weather and sunny, then dried in the shade.

Linden Tea recipes:

  • Boil 1/2 liter of water. Then, put 2 teaspoons of linden (lime) flowers. Let it infuse for 8-10 minutes and then filter the content. Put the tea in the cup of tea, let it 1-2 minutes, and enjoy.
  • Boil 1/2 liter of water. Then, put 2 teabags on the tea spot. Let it infuse for 8-10 minutes Then, take of the teabags and let the tea to rest 2 minutes, and enjoy.

Sweeten with honey or sugar, as you prefer. You can put 3-4 drops of syrup pears or apple in tea, but I prefer without.

Tilia Tea



Warning! Do not drink more than three cups of linden tea a day and do not use too concentrated infusions! In dose too high, the flowers of linden tea may have effects on the nervous system stimulants, causing insomnia.

Peppermint Tea

Mentha is a type of 25-30 species of plants from family Lamiaceae, worldwide distributed.

Peppermint tea, also known as mint tea, is the Moroccan traditional drink. It is a tasty tea that gives you a good feeling.

Mint was very popular among Greeks and Romans. Its flavor and medicinal qualities have been appreciated for centuries, being used in many ways.
In many countries mint tea is drunk after eating for the improving of digestion.

Peppermint can be used with success in the gastro-intestinal disorders, liver health and maintaining, indigestion, diarrhea and vomiting. This plant is recommended for food poisoning and has also an antibacterial effect. Also, Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) is a great natural remedy for relieve headaches.

PeppermintIt is recommended to drink peppermint tea after meals to have a pleasant breath and reduce symptoms of indigestion and bloating.

Drinking mint tea is not recommended in chronic constipation and gallstones.

For tea you can use teabags, fresh mint leafs or loose leaf tea.


Mint Tea recipes:

  • Boil 1 liter of water. Then, put 3 teabags of mint tea, let it infuse for 10 minutes and then take out the teabags.  Sweeten with honey or sugar, as you prefer.
  • Boil 1 liter of water. Then, put some fresh spearmint leaves or loose leaf mint tea, washed and set the tea pot over low heat and simmer the tea for 3 minutes. Let it infuse for 7-10 minutes and take out the mint. Sweeten with honey or sugar, as you prefer.
    If you want mint ice tea you can put 4-5 ice cubes and 2 slices of lemon. Also, you can use few drops of orange juice for flavor.

Traditional Moroccan tea recipe:

Traditional Moroccan tea is made from green tea leaves, mint and a large amount of sugar.
Boil water. Place in kettle of green tea leaves and 2-3 branches of mint and pour hot water over the leaves. Hot water is poured from a distance of 70-80cm, specifically to form a light foam. Then pour sugar into the pot.


PepperMint Tea