Aniseed Myrtle Tea
Aniseed Myrtle is an Australian Rainforest tree which is well known for the aromatic nature of its leaves and the benefits of its oil extracts. Aniseed myrtle has got various elements which stimulate a calm and soothing ambience. It’s a popular herb used for balancing emotions such as restlessness and misdirection. Hand-packed with love and in prayer.
Ingredients: 100% native aniseed myrtle.
Aniseed Myrtle is an Australian Rainforest tree which is well known for the aromatic nature of its leaves and the benefits of its oil extracts. Aniseed myrtle has got various elements which stimulate a calm and soothing ambience. It's a popular herb used for balancing emotions such as restlessness and misdirection.
With it's sweet liquorice flavour It's a great native to used in cooking and a little goes a long way!
Just grind down the tea to make a powder and you can also use this in soaps and for cooking.
Native Nasturtium & Parsley Pesto Dip
In a blender combine
- A handful of nasturtium leaves
- 2 tsp fresh coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground aniseed myrtle
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 tsp bush tomato
- 100g macadamias
- handful fresh parsley
- 50g grated parmesan
- 1/4 - 1/2 macadamia oil (depending on how running you like it)
- tsp honey
Spread on toast, for wraps, as a dip, stir through pasta and with meats
Aniseed Myrtle Shortbread
- 125gm butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 25gm icing sugar
- 250gm plain flour
- 1 TBSP Aniseed Myrtle
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons Orange Blossom Water (or orange juice)
Cream the butter and sugar. Add icing sugar. Blend. Sift flour with Aniseed Myrtle and salt and then slowly add to the mixture alternating with orange blossom water until a smooth dough is formed.
Divide dough into 4 or 5 pieces. Shape into bars about 1cm thick. Place on baking sheet. Bake 150C for 15 to 20 minutes until pale golden (not brown).
Leave to cool and then transfer to wire rack. Enjoy!
*Recipes modified from Bush Tucker Recipes
Preparing tea in a sacred way means pouring all one’s attention into slow focused movements. The whole process is not only about drinking tea, but also about preparing your space, yourself, aesthetics and one’s heart. Let tea ritual become a daily practice and help you to become more aware of your inner and outer world.
Is a collaboration between my good friend Desert-Rain Magpie and myself. The inspiration for this tea came about after one of our women’s weaving circles. Once the idea to create a tea together emerged the elements for the tea came together very easily and continues to weave it’s magic in its own way.
A beautiful blend of powerful herbs for wellbeing, connection and weaving. Let the magic of native herbs, flowers and leaves to nourish and support you. As you drink this tea let the wisdom of nature connect with your body and determines what healing you need right now.
If you want to gain more insight into yourself then use this blend in tea ritual and take some time in preparing it.
Drinking tea and herbs has a long history. It is something people have been doing for centuries all around the world and these days we can create our own tea ritual’s that will enhance our lives; so we slow down and embrace the many benefits of tea on a physical, mental and emotional level.
Water Temperature: 90°C Drink hot or cold
1 cup = 1 tsp
1 pot = 1-2 tsp
You can add local honey for extra sweetness if required.
*Do not consume if pregnant.
Tea ritual is an easy way to start a mindfulness practice, as not only are you hydrating and getting protective antioxidants into your body, tea also helps to keep you young and vibrant. Drinking tea in silence and mindfully is an easy practice to infuse into your morning or evening routine.
Also eating and drinking native herbs has a physiological impact on everything from your gut health to your nutrient stores. Not only does it support the local economy, but it said to enhance the health and composition of your microbiome because the herbs have higher nutrients and come from where you are so synergistically work to strengthen your energy system too.
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