When the chill of fall and winter starts to set in, there’s nothing like a cup of soup. Soup is warming, grounding and as an ancient healing tradition, it is easy on digestion, soothing to the nervous system, and the perfect vehicle to get more herbs into you.
Adding herbs into soups has been part of herbalism for thousands of years. As any herbalist or nutritionist will tell you, the broth base makes the soup, and is where many of the healing qualities are found. When time allows, we like to simmer our broths for a few hours on the stovetop. But with the busy schedules of life, school, and work, sometimes we just want something that’s simple and fast. This is where our teas come in. By using our herbal teas as the base of your broth, you can create delicious, nourishing broths in just minutes! For your herbal cup of soup, you can get as creative as you’d like by adding simple seasonings, bite-sized vegetables, and fast cooking starches or grains. Below is our herbalist’s take on three familiar favorites that you might recognize.
Three Herbal Cup of Soup Recipes
Thai Ginger Digestive Soup
This warming and flavorful soup is just the thing to take your cozy evening to the next level. Inspired by traditional Thai coconut soup, our organic Ginger tea shines here and adds a warm, pungent, and peppery bite. As one of the world’s most well-known medicinal plants, ginger’s plant power is celebrated for good reason. Not only is its spicy flavor stimulating to the palate and warming to the body, but its herbal benefits make it an essential herb in supporting digestion.*
Lemon Orzo Relaxation Soup
This soup is the perfect thing to relax with after a long day. Our organic Lemon Balm tea is the ideal base for this lemony, Greek-inspired soup. Lemon balm is one of those amiable, easy-to-love plants. A mint family member with broad leaves and a pleasing lemon scent, it has been used for thousands of years to support digestion and calm frazzled nerves.* Settle in with a good book and this warm cup of soup, and you will be feeling like yourself in no time.
Savory Reishi Soup
One of herbalism’s most beloved medicinal mushrooms, reishi is traditionally used to support immune function and is widely used to help keep the body balanced.* As a gentle adaptogenic tonic, our organic Reishi tea is ideal for daily wellness support and as a flavorful addition to this savory soup.