Athlete’s Tea

Treat yourself to this tea after a workout help recover.

From "Healing Herbal Teas"
December 2017

  • This tea is perfect for athletes, casual exercisers, and everyone in between.
    Photo by Pixabay/Nipapun
  • “Healing Herbal Teas” by Sarah Farr walks you through how to use herbs to make and customize tea for your health and enjoyment.
    Cover courtesy Storey Publishing

Herbal Healing Teas, by Sarah Farr, (Storey Publishing, 2016) serves up 101 tea recipes that are healthy for you and taste great. It can be easy and fun to create and customize teas for your enjoyment and health. This recipe for Athlete’s Tea will help your body recover after exercise or strenuous athletic activity.

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Designed for physically active people, this blend helps build endurance and aids recovery after long hours of physical activity. As a daily tonic, Athlete’s Tea supports an active body and provides essential nutrients to the skeletal muscles, nervous system, and circulatory system.

Daily exercise is great for the body and mind. No matter if you are a yoga instructor or a bike commuter, this tea will help strengthen your body and mind and assist in cellular recuperation. Athlete’s Tea encourages muscle and joint recovery, provides micronutrients essential for an active body, and includes herbs that provide a mental boost to keep up confidence, focus, and personal morale.


• 1 part ashwagandha (Indian ginseng)
• 1 part dandelion root
• 1/2 part eleuthero (Siberian ginseng)
• 1/2 part peppermint
• 1/2 part skullcap
• 1/2 part nettle leaf
• 1/2 part gotu kola
• 1/4 part licorice root



Hot infusion: Pour 1 1/2 cups hot water over 2 tablespoons tea. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes.

Cold infusion: Combine 2 cups cold water and 1 to 2 tablespoons tea in a lidded jar. Shake the jar to make sure all the tea is saturated. Place in the refrigerator or a cool place for at least 2 hours.


Taste: earthy, minty, slightly bittersweet

Herbal actions: supports physical stamina and recovery

Systems affected: nervous, muscular

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Excerpted from Healing Herbal Teas, © by Sarah Farr, photography by © Charity Burggraaf, used with permission from Storey Publishing Buy this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Healing Herbal Teas