Love your heart herbal tea contains ingredients that support a strong heart and cardiovascular system. This blend has roasted cacao nibs and rose petals giving it a rich, chocolatey flavor with a hint of floral sweetness. Add a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and cardamom for some warmth and spice.
Cacao nibs are crumbled bits of the fermented cacao bean. They are filled with important nutrients like calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Cacao is cardio-protective, helping to tone and strengthen the cardiovascular system. It can help reduce heart disease, lower high blood pressure, and improve blood flow to the brain [1, 2]. Cacao also has mood-elevating effects and contains the same chemicals that give us the feeling of love [1, 2].
I like to grind the cacao nibs in a spice grinder to give the herbal tea a deeper chocolate flavor. You can use the cacao nibs as is if you prefer.
Cacao nibs are a great addition to many recipes. They have a slightly bitter, chocolatey taste that can add texture and flavor to dishes. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, minerals, and fiber. Try adding them to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, trail mix, or baking recipes for a delicious and nutritious boost!
Note: Cacao nibs contain caffeine and are stimulating to the nervous system.
Rose flowers have uplifting, calming, and relaxing effects on our nervous system. They also have anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic (strengthens the cardiovascular system), and cholesterol-reducing properties [1, 2]. Rose is a lovely herb for supporting our physical hearts and our emotional well-being. Rose flowers and hips can help soothe sadness, anger, grief, anxiety, and heartache.
1 tbs. Ground cacao nibs
1 tsp. Dried rose buds and petals
pinch ground cinnamon
pinch ground cardamom
8 oz Water
1. Grind the cacao nibs in a spice grinder. Pulse the nibs for about 20 seconds or until they turn into a powder. You may notice the powder starts to dry out and clump together after a while. That’s ok – this happens as the fats start to cool and harden.
2. Add the cacao powder, rose, cinnamon, and cardamom to a tea infuser or set the ingredients aside.
3. Bring the water to a boil in a kettle or small pan.
4. Take the water off the heat and infuse the herbs for at least 10 minutes, covered.
5. Strain and serve the herbal tea with honey or sugar. I like to add a bit of oat milk, as well.
Disclaimer: Many herbal teas are considered to be generally safe, although there are circumstances when you should not take a particular herb. I am providing a brief and general overview of these herbs for educational purposes only.
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