Every summer, we harvest herbs for our Metta Tea from the meadows, forests, and gardens of Metta Earth. The various flowers and leaves dry on screens in the barn loft 4- 7 days. Once dry, we mix the herbs together to create a delicious and soothing blend.
Beyond growing and wildcrafting organic medicinal plants to nourish our on-site team members, neighbors, and community members, and to sell herbal products in our Metta Earth Farm Store, we are currently working on a number of projects in the plant medicine realm to facilitate the connection of people, plants, and place.
Metta Tea Recipe
These can be mixed in all different proportions. Have fun making up blends!
Bring a pot of water to a near boil. Turn off the heat just before the water boils.
Place a handful of herbs in a teapot, and cover them with the hot water.
Steep for 15- 20 minutes. Strain, add honey if you’d like, and enjoy!
For a Sun Infusion, place tea herbs in a jar, cover with water and let them soak in the sunlight for 8 hours.
Strain and enjoy right away, or save in the fridge.
Blending Metta Tea
…And It’s Herbal Benefits…
By Jules MacAdam
Mint (Mentha spp.)
Species within the mint family often help to alleviate digestive distress. Generally they are cooling and in nature and uplift stagnancy in both body and mind.
Nettle (Urtica diocia)
A green rich in a multitude of trace minerals and vitamins, especially iron. Nettle also supports the urinary system.
Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Varying species all revered for thousands of years as a sacred healing plant. Notably influential in clearing and calming the mind. Nourishes the adrenal glands during times of stress.
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Has an affinity for the lungs, liver, and blood. Supportive to various skin conditions, the moon cycle, and menopausal years.
Milky Oats (Avena Sativa)
A deep and gentle tonic for the nerves that eases restlessness and supports a happy healthy heart.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Calendula reduces inflammation, particularly lowering distress in the GI tract.
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Known around the world and mild enough for young babes, chamomile calms the nervous system, specifically the enteric nervous system of the gut.
Lemonbalm (Melissa officinalis)
The “honeybee” in Greek, sweet Melissa fosters a connection between the body and heart and soothes cramps, nervous agitation, and muscular tension.
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Traditionally used for centuries as a medicine and a food, sage has an affinity with the respiratory and digestive systems.