When salt, herbs, and delicate essential oils combine to conspire to infuse bath water with an amazing blend of scents and properties, you know you are experiencing a really great Bath Tea. Like any good tea, Bath Tea begins with a great collection of dried botanicals. Herbs, spice powders, dry flowers, and sea vegetables are all ideal ingredients for creating a special tea for the bath. Salt, Essential Oils, and other aromatics can be added as well, enhancing the benefit and allure of the recipe.
Our Thai Bath Tea recipe was inspired by the bright, fresh scent of crushed lemongrass, and the deep musky notes of jasmine. Spearmint, and Green Tea Powder help to amp up the green notes in the tea’s aroma, while dense Kelp Powder, spicy Ginger Powder, and natural Sea Salt add circulatory benefits.
Thai Bath Tea
Makes enough to fill six Large Tea Bags
- 1/2 cup Sea Salt, Medium
- 1/16 ounce Jasmine Sambac Attar*
- 1/4 cup dried Lemongrass
- 1/4 cup dried Jasmine Flowers
- 1/4 cup dried Spearmint
- 1/8 cup Kelp Powder
- 1/8 cup Green Tea Powder
- 1/8 cup Ginger Powder
*Jasmine Fragrance Oil or Jasmine Absolute may be substituted for the Attar.
- Combine the Sea Salt and Jasmine Motia Attar in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine, making sure that all of the Attar has absorbed into the salt.
- Add the dried herbs, flowers, tea, and sea vegetables to the salt mixture and stir well.
- Heat an iron to a medium/high setting. Fill each bag with about two tablespoons of the tea mixture.
- Carefully press the tea bags closed, then seal them with the hot iron. The iron will need to be pressed onto the edge of the bag for 3 – 5 seconds in order to seal it completely. Allow the edges to cool before testing their adhesion.
Usage & Packaging
Our Heat Sealable Tea Bags are perfect for creating single portions of Bath Tea. Though their stark white appearance is decidedly minimalist in nature, they can easily be dressed up to make them more interesting. For example, we used a rubber stamp with non-toxic ink to embellish our tea bags with a sweet pair of swallows. Bath Teas should be stored in airtight containers when not in use. Our Small Cello Bags are perfect for packaging a batch of Bath Tea Bags. Try securing your packages of Bath Tea with ribbon or stuffing them in colorful paper envelopes.
To use, simply drop one tea bag in a warm bath. The ingredients inside will infuse with the hot bath water. To intensify the tea, steep the tea bag in two cups of boiled water for ten minutes. Add the infused water to the bath a few minutes before getting in. Be sure to test the water for safe temperature before getting in the bath.
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