Three Eco-Recipes for Your Christmas Gifts
Christmas is here and it’s time for presents. Have you considered giving healthy, handmade and eco-friendly gifts for a change?
My suggestion is to make these delicious homemade herbal teas and to give them to your friends and relatives as Christmas presents, maybe along with a nice tea filter, a teapot infuser or a mug.
Apple skin and cinnamon herbal tea
Properties: relaxing and digestive
1kg organic apple skins
4 cinnamon sticks
Wash the apples thoroughly and remove the skins. Use the apples as you prefer, then julienne the skins, lay them on a metal plate and dry them (on the radiator, in the oven or in the dehydrator). Mix the dehydrated apple skins and the cinnamon sticks and put your herbal tea into small glass jars. Decorate the jars to taste. To make the infusion, put one teaspoon of mixture for every cup in your teapot and let it rest for about 4 minutes, then filter and enjoy.
Citrus peel infusion
Properties: regenerating and fortifyng
1 kg orange and lemon peels (left from your orange and lemon squash)
Wash the fruits thoroughly before squashing them. Once you’ve drunk the juice, julienne the peels, dry them as you prefer and keep them inside small glass jars. Add one tablespoon of the mixture for each cup to hot water, filter and enjoy.
Spicy Chrismas tea
Properties: a warm treat to face cold winter
500g orange peels (left from orange squash)
400g black tea
4 star anise pods
Julienne the orange peels and dry them with your favourite technique. Break up the anise pods and mix all the ingredients. Put the mixture inside small decorated glass jars. To enjoy a nice Christmas tea, add one teaspoon of the mixture for every cup to hot water, let it rest for about 4 minutes and filter.
And now, all you have to do is finish the present with a Christmas card including ingredients and directions.