An inspired homemade aphrodisiac tea blend designed to calm the nerves, ignite passion, enhance creativity and connect with your playful side.
True teas come from one plant (Camellia sinensis). Herbal teas such as this aphrodisiac tea are also known as tisanes.
What is an Aphrodisiac?
Aphrodisiacs are as old as human history. Cultures worldwide have used them to increase libido, sexual desire, and performance.
Usually food or drink, aphrodisiacs come in many different forms. For example, some herbal aphrodisiacs may work to calm the nerves so that partners can access their sensual sides, while others may ignite the senses to arouse passion.
The word aphrodisiac comes from the name ‘Aphrodite’, the Greek goddess of love.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Not only is this aromatic tea a blend of gorgeously complementary flavors, but all of the ingredients are also well known for their aphrodisiac effects.
Looking for date ideas? Try this delicious tea on Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, or any day to help you relax and reconnect with your partner. This rejuvenating tea increases libido and sexual desire, leaving you free to let go and enjoy each other.
Rose: The rose is famous for its aphrodisiac effects. Its delicate floral scent helps set a romantic scene, and it also helps to ease stress so that you can focus on your partner.
Damiana: Damiana is one of the most well known herbal aphrodisiacs. The Mayans and Aztecs used damiana leaves to increase sexual arousal and treat bladder issues.
Ginger: Fiery ginger is one of the most distinct flavors in this tasty tea and has a lot of medicinal properties, including stimulating circulation and increased sensitivity in the erogenous zones.
Cardamom: Warming and refreshing, cardamom isn’t only for curries! Many cultures use this aromatic spice for treating impotence, as it’s believed to increase testosterone levels and improve sexual function.
Rose hips: You can find rose hips underneath the rose petals; they generally grow once the petals start to fall. Rose hips have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help with anxiety and depression, and help you feel more relaxed and receptive to erotic play.
Ashwagandha: This evergreen shrub, native to Asia and Africa, is often used to help with stress because it’s believed to lower blood pressure and calm the brain.
Hibiscus: Vibrant hibiscus is popular in tea because of its ruby red color and medicinal properties. Hibiscus flowers contains phytoestrogen (plant-based estrogen), which can help with menstrual cramps and help restore hormonal balance.
Saffron: Studies have shown that this delicious herb is an effective aphrodisiac, particularly in those taking antidepressants. It’s also used to treat depression and improve your mood.
Vanilla: Not only does it taste amazing, but vanilla also helps promote blood flow and can help with erectile dysfunction, impotence and libido!
How to Make
Simply take your ingredients and add them to a lidded vessel of your choice, then give it a good shake to combine.
How to Use
Use one tablespoon of the tea blend per person. Put it in a tea ball, infuser or muslin tea bag and then put it in your favorite mug.
Pour boiling water into the mug and let it steep for 10 minutes. Then, give the plants a squeeze or a press as you take them out of the cup to get the maximum plant power! Cozy up and enjoy.
Keep your DIY aphrodisiac tea blend in a sealed, airtight container (like a jar) in a cool, dry place. You can keep it for up to one year.
- Add one tablespoon of cacao powder and one teaspoon of maple syrup or honey for a chocolate version.
- For a chai version, add one teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
To make the most of the aphrodisiac effects of the tea, think about your surroundings when you drink it. Light candles, use incense or essential oils to set the mood, and make sure you turn your phones off!
This time is about you, so ensure you have minimal distractions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Taking your aphrodisiac as a tea means you can enjoy the refreshing taste and smell of the tea and the rejuvenating effects of the ingredients.
It’s so easy! If you’re inspired to make more teas, look at these 20 cozy herbal tea recipes, perfect for both health and deliciousness.
When making the tea yourself, you can choose the flavor, and as you select the ingredients, you can tailor it perfectly. Plus, your ingredients will retain their quality as they haven’t gone through intense manufacturing processes.
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- 2 tablespoons dried rose petals
- 1 teaspoon damiana leaf powder
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger root
- 1 green cardamom pod open the pod and use the seeds
- ½ teaspoon dried rosehips
- ½ teaspoon ashwagandha root powder
- ½ teaspoon dried hibiscus
- ¼ teaspoon saffron threads
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla bean powder
- In a lidded vessel of choice, combine the rose, damiana, ginger, cardamom, rose hips, ashwagandha, hibiscus, saffron and vanilla.
- Give all a good shake to combine.
- Store the tea in a cool, dry place for up to one year.
- To use: Place 1 tablespoon of the tea blend in a tea ball, infuser or muslin tea bag and put in a favorite mug. Pour boiling water into the mug and let it steep for 10 minutes. Give the plants a squeeze or press to get maximum plant power upon removing from the mug. Cozy up and enjoy!
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