March 25, 2022

Stephan’s Grounding Tea


I can only wish I knew as much about herbalism as does Stephan. I know I like to drink tea – and that eating and drinking after doing any sort of journeying (travelling) work or intense mediation is a must. Anything that changes your state of consciousness requires becoming grounded again afterwards.

In The Gathering, Stephan thinks about this and determines to make a tea blend especially to aid in grounding in these circumstances.

‘He’d taken Morghan’s advice about eating and drinking straight to heart. Until he’d eaten the toast last night, he’d been still half in and half out of things. In face, he was already devising an herbal blend specifically for come back to earth, as he couldn’t help but think of it. It needed grounding, nourishing herbs, he reckoned. Roots, like liquorice, perhaps. Cinnamon, and instead of chamomile or valerian, something like skull cap.

The Gathering, p 407

Unfortunately, I don’t have a full recipe. But, not to worry! It turns out that Stephan isn’t the only one to have thought that a nice grounding tea would be a good idea. Here are some links to blends you can purchase in various places around the web, or use as a starting point for your own blend.

Root Herbal Tea – Center for Sacred Window Studies

“This grounding blend is full of vitalizing and strengthening roots. It is balancing for everyone who needs a little stabilizing, vitalizing, and digestive support. Ingredients: ginger, turmeric, marshmallow, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, licorice


A calming and grounding blend of chamomile, mint, lavender and rose. 

A perfect way to relax after a long day of being magical. 


  • Calms an upset tummy
  • Soothes indigestion & nausea 
  • Improves digestion
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Calms the thinking mind
  • Helps with inflammation


  • Energetic Protection
  • Prosperity
  • Love
  • Healing

Grounding Tea Herbal Tea Blend Grounding Tea plant based (

This gentle nutritive tea will soothe the nervous system so you can take time to chill out, relax and ground down. 

  • chamomile
  • nettle
  • oats
  • red raspberry leaf
  • elderberry
  • passionflower
  • rose
  • skullcap
  • valerian

Grounding Tea Blend | HealingSpirits (

Assisting your body to stay connected to the earth mother.

Made with White Oak Bark, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Ashwagandha, Gravel Root.

Grounding Loose Leaf Tea Blend | Cleanse & Co. (

Allow this organic, loose-leaf intention tea to ground you and remember you are perfectly whole. Sit down, relax and embrace the space this tea creates.

Ingredients: Peppermint, lemon verbena, lavender, lemon balm, lemongrass, spearmint.


Finally – if you want to make a tea yourself and experiment a little, here is a great place to start:

BOTANICAL THERAPY: ‘Grounding Blend’ Herbal Tea | Health by Design (

Each of the herbs listed in the recipe have been used medicinally for many conditions. Although these were not my first ‘go to’ herbs for my grounding blend, because I went with the historically recommended herbs for calming first (lavender, chamomile, valerian, passion flower, lemon balm), this blend had a surprising calming and grounding impact on me. The synergistic grounding benefit that I have found they provide may be unique to me because of my past stress sensitivity and skewed HPA stress response, but may also help you to stay grounded. I have tried many natural strategies to help me stay grounded and this one by far out weighs others I have tried. Many of the herbs share anti-inflammatory properties, which makes one wonder if that is a root factor in keeping the HPA stress response balanced, keeping one grounded. Each person’s stress response is unique and as such, responds differently to stressors and therapies. Some individual experimenting with quantities and combining may be required to get your best mix. Here is my recipe to get you started. Herbs used are in chopped, dried form. The dandelion root is powdered.

  • 1/2 teaspoon dandelion leaf and root mix (Taraxacum officinale). Do not use roasted. Not a welcome visitor in the lawn, dandelion has many well researched health properties including , Type 2 diabetescancer and for its anti-inflammatory properties
  • 1 teaspoon thyme. Thyme has been researched for its anti-inflammatory, respiratory, neuroprotective and anti-depressant effects.
  • 3/4 of a cup of warm (not hot) filtered water. Steep for 20 minutes and strain into your cup.

Enjoy experimenting with this grounding tea blend from Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Health by Design,





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