Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DIY Gift Idea: Chamomile Mint Tea

Hi guys! Today I'm sharing a super quick and easy gift idea: Chamomile Mint Tea!

You may have picked up on it by now, but the bulk section at the grocery store is one of my very favorite things. Not only can you find super cheap grains, but you can also find spices and tea for a fraction of the cost you would pay for the pre-packaged versions.

I had been toying with the idea of making my own tea blend recently, and had been brainstorming lots of ideas. While rooibos chai is still in the back of my mind, I decided to whip up some Chamomile Mint tea. It's such a tasty tea that's perfect to curl up and relax with. I had fun blending it myself, partially because the ingredients are so lovely, but also because I could really fine tune the flavor to my liking!

I make it sound complicated, but it's the easiest thing in the world. The best part is, once you pack it up in cute little jars and tie it up with a bow, you've got a darling, inexpensive gift!

Here's how to make it!
Ingredients/Supplies:
- Dried Chamomile
- Dried Peppermint
- Small Jars
- Ribbon/Yarn
To get started, I made a couple of test batches to get the ratios right. I found that if I did two parts chamomile to one part peppermint, I got a great balance. Not so much mint that it overpowered the chamomile, but not so little that you couldn't taste it.

Once I got the flavor to my liking, I filled up a jar 3/4 of the way full with two parts chamomile and one part peppermint. I then closed up the jar, and gave it a few shakes to combine. The picture above shows the blend. Seriously, how pretty is that?
Next, pack the blend up into some cute little jars! I ended up filling 6 with the amount of ingredients that I bought.
Last, just tie on a little bow and you've got an adorable gift! If you wanted to really take it home, you could pair this gift with a super cute tea ball and you'd have an amazing stocking stuffer!

I hope you enjoyed this lovely, easy gift idea!

Til next time!

-Becca
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22 comments:

  1. Mmm, this tea sounds soooo comforting! I shouldn't have read this, now I want to curl up and read with some yummy tea instead of working!

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    1. Man, it totally is. After I sipped on the test batch I could barely make up to rest, I was so cozy and relaxed! I hope this post didn't derail your day too much! Ha!

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  2. This is so cute and of course I love tea and the color yellow (mustard/golden yellow especially :)

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    1. Thank you! Isn't yellow the best? It's one of my favorite colors for sure!

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  3. What a cute and unique gift idea! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  4. this is so cute and simple! what a wonderful gift!

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  5. Ooh... I have lots of nieces and sisters-in-law to get gifts for, and this would be SUCH a good inexpensive present. I love the bulk section of the grocery store, too! I'm always dragging my husband down that aisle to look at everything, haha!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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    1. Oh I hope you end up trying this out for your nieces and sisters-in-law! Seriously, isn't it amazing? Oh, rice for 1/4 of the normal cost? Yes please!

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  6. This is *another* great idea! And actually I'd enjoy making my own tea blends just for fun :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! I'm glad you've been liking my ideas! I had a blast doing it. I'm totally going to try a rooibos chai when work dies down. Let me know if you come up with any awesome flavors!

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  7. Great idea, Becca! I love the little jars you used for this. They are too cute!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. Thanks, Sofie! Aren't they sweet? I was so excited when I found them at the grocery store!

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  8. This is a lovely idea!! Sadly, I don't think anyone in my family drinks tea, mostly coffee!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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    1. Dang! You could always try making a fancy coffee blend with some added spices. I bet it would be dreamy!

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  9. that is such a cute idea! very cool!

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  10. This would also work as a bath tea. Great idea xxx

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    1. Oooh that sound glorious! Thank you!

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