There is nothing better, on these cold, winter nights than putting on your PJ’s, sitting in front of the fire and enjoying a nice hot cup of tea.

Tea drinking has been popular over thousands of years and across multiple continents. Did you know that one of the earliest records of tea drinking dates back to the third century AD? It’s interesting that tea was used as a medicinal drink way back then and still is today.

Over the centuries, we have discovered more and more herbs and the benefits they provide when making tea.

Mudbrick Cottage Herb Farm is a family owned business in Mudgeeraba, in the Gold Coast Hinterland.  The owners, Michael and Sandra have been growing and selling herbs since the late 1980’s.  Sandra is a herbalist and she has used her knowledge, and Michael’s nursey skills, to build their range to over 400 plants.

Sandra has created a range of herbal tea blends which are pre-packaged for you to enjoy. These herbal tea blends are all designed to provide you with medicinal benefits. You’ll find these teas are not only enjoyable to drink but easy to construct as well. All you need to do is place a couple of teaspoons into a tea strainer and steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

Herbal Tea Blends

Cold and flu tea

This amazing cold & flu tea uses yarrow, elderflower and peppermint to make a tasty and beneficial brew. Yarrow is used for reducing fever and inflammation while elderflower also reduces catarrh and tones the mucous membranes. Then you’ll find the relieving benefits that peppermint offers for congestion and also helps to relieve headaches.

Tea Blends - Cold & Flu Tea Tea Blends - Elderflower for Cold & Flu tea

Menopause blend

In this blend, you’ll find a selection of Dong Quai, Black Cohosh, Shatavari, Red Clover, Siberian Ginseng, Dandelion, Fennel Seed and Cinnamon. This menopause blend is formulated to help symptoms by reducing palpitations, hot flushes, balancing hormones, providing a uterine tonic, balancing blood sugar levels and helping to relieve bloating.

Tea Blends - Dong Quai for Menopause Blend Tea Blends - Menopause Blend

Sleep time tea

Sleep time tea combines chamomile, catnip, lemon balm, passionflower and skullcap. The benefits of these herbs include a sedative to calm the body, improving digestion, relieving stress, anxiety and nervous tension. All of which will lead to a peaceful night’s sleep. What a lovely cup to have before bed.

Tea Blends - Sleep Time Tea Tea Blends - Chamomile for Sleep Time tea

Grow your own

What to grow your own tea garden? Mudbrick Cottage Herb Farm also sell herb seedlings, which are perfect for growing your own herbs at home. Growing your own tea garden is such a rewarding experience and you’ll love making your own blends as well. Seedlings can be delivered all over Australia, except TAS and WA due to quarantine restrictions.

With an extensive range available including Chamomile, Lemon Grass, Mint and Nettle, Mudbrick Cottage Herb Farm will be sure to have the perfect herb plant for your garden. Herbs are so beneficial in your life, from addressing ailments, to enjoying a cuppa of tea, and sprinkling them in your food. If you haven’t started a herb garden yet, there are many ways to grow herbs and now is as good a time as any.

We hope you enjoy your cuppa!

Note: All the advice given on this page is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.