Homemade fruit tea - delicious and healthy

Heady scent of summer .. and a cup of refreshing energy in every season ..

The popularity of fruit tea with us still rising. The reason for this is certainly a wide variety of refreshing flavors and aromas, where everyone can find yours. The advantage compared to conventional fruit tea black tea is certainly that contain caffeine, and are suitable for all age groups, even for small children.

In our shop you will find many variations of fruit teas, both sliced ​​and bulk. Their quality and composition are different - here, the more natural the product, the better. Some lower quality teas contain coloring and flavoring, without which we would easily done. These additives are used only as enticements for the eye and taste and olfactory cells. For our bodies are meaningless, or worse, perhaps even harmful, in any case unnecessary. It is justified to buy a quality product and pay attention to its composition.
But we have another option .. its a healthy and delicious fruit tea you can mix yourself. It is then a double pleasure when we prepared it with love!

Fruit suitable for home blended tea blends
The basic rule in choosing the ingredients for our homemade tea is that we use a chemically untreated fruit, preferably from your own garden or grandmother or from the wild. In any case, do not use the fruit, at which the applied chemical spraying against pests. If we decide to use fruit purchased at the store, we can be sure that we buy the Bio-product, it means the fruit grown purely natural way.

For inspiration, we show a few basic and commonly available fruits, which are suitable for drying to tea blends, and some of their positive effects on our body:

Apple peel or dried pulp of apples are one of the most common ingredients of fruit teas. Dried apple tea adds a nice sweet taste and smell. Apple peel contains vitamin C, iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium, apple pulp contains pectin. These and other substances represented in the Apple strengthens our immune system, heart and blood vessels, cleans our body and are effective in treating joint diseases.
Blueberries not only taste very pleasant. They have a very beneficial effect on the digestive tract, especially its effect in combating diarrhea and intestinal colic. Substances in blueberries also strengthen our blood vessels and have a beneficial effect on blood circulation.
Cranberries, like blueberries, help heal digestive tract catarrh, especially diarrheal diseases, and have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect.
Elderberries, elderberry fruits, contain large amounts of vitamin A and C, B vitamins, and many important trace elements such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. Elderberries have a tonic effect on our immune system and blood circulation.
Sipek is a source of vitamin C. This is an excellent complement to almost any tea to boost immunity, but also in the treatment of colds and respiratory diseases.
Rowan berries are not only suitable to fruit teas, but also herb mixture for cleaning the body. They help the body excrete uric acid which is deposited in the articular system. By treating diseases such as rheumatism, gout and arthritis. Another, equally positive effects on the human body are in the digestive tract. Dried rowan berries with since time immemorial used against constipation, which is often the cause of unpleasant hemorrhoids.
Pear peel or pulp dried pears are soft sweet taste and captivating aroma. I support pears bowel activity, counteracts constipation and help with the cleaning of our body.
Orange and lemon zest give our tea slightly bitter taste and highlights its aroma. The components have a cleansing effect, especially on our joint apparatus, thus they are also helpful in the treatment of rheumatism and other joint diseases.
Black currant is known as a major source vitamnu C. But it has a positive effect on blood circulation and has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It is suitable for the treatment of joint problems, colds and diarrhea and generally strengthens our immunity.

There are other appropriate addition to fruit tea, which, although usually not found in the garden, but it is not expensive to buy them:
Hibiscus flower is very often the basis of fruit teas. We can buy it in the pharmacy, teahouse, or in organic food shops and health food stores. Dried hibiscus flower tea gives our typical fruity red color, pleasant aroma and slightly acidic taste. It contains many health promoting substances, especially antioxidants, which help to reduce cholesterol such as blood and have a cleansing effect.
Raisins us can serve as a healthy sweetener light. Contain glucose, energy source, which is much more friendly to our body than traditional refined sugar. They are also the source of many vitamnů and trace elements.
Another popular ingredient in fruit teas as almonds, coconut and other nuts, dates and figs. Vanilla delivers the full flavor of the tea and sweet captivating aroma. Along with Apple Cinnamon is included in most of Christmas and winter tea to warm up.
The choice we have a really large number of ingredients, do not be afraid to unleash our imagination.

Drying fruit tea
Compared with drying herbs, fruits for a long time because of the higher water content, so you need to ensure drying process to give us fruit fungus invaded. Berries such as elderberry, rowan berries and currants should be dried whole, the first two days we let them fade on the stems, then just get rid of the stopwatch and dosušíme in a single layer, can we in the sun. Peel and sliced ​​fruit such as an apple can also be dried in the sun, but always in a single layer and occasionally turn. If we choose dried fruits by artificial heat source, the temperature should not exceed 40 ° C and importance is sufficient air circulation. Dried fruit then are stored in a well-closed glass container.

Mixing fruit tea blends
Our fruit tea mixture, we can either forward mix or combine fruit just before preparing tea directly into the cup. When mixing fruit is best depends on your own taste, if needed, if we want to enjoy tea as treatment support a malaise. It is generally advisable to combine fruit according to their characteristic flavor, so that the resulting flavor is balanced. As a basis then select "something sweet, something sour, slightly bitter and slightly fragrant." For a start it is better to mix in a small amount of test compound, tea and taste it as needed, and then add it likes what pleases our tongue.

Preparation of tea: the larger cup use 1 tablespoon of mixed fruit, pour hot water and let stand for about 10 min. Decant tea can, but if we used a mixture made ​​from edible ingredients, then we can safely eat.

Pleasant to own a refreshing cup full of energy!

[2006-09-20]
The author Homemade fruit tea - delicious and healthy: Michaela Vorlová