Romaine TeaRomaine lettuce tea — powerful, and calming

To make one liter:

• 1 liter of water
• 2 large romaine leaves

I normally make a larger batch using 4 outer leaves, and a liter and a half of water.

Steep leaves in simmering water, until water turns the color of green tea.

I almost always have Romaine in the refrigerator as it keeps well. You could also make Romaine juice in a blender, or steep leaves in water in the refrigerator overnight, if you don't want to cook the leaves. Any version will keep in the refrigerator like any broth or tea.


II used this tea when I was very young and suffering from both anxiety and allergies. I didn't know at the time that I was also suffering from poor nutrition—but this tea got me through those very difficult times. It is warming and calming, and non-habit forming. Best of all, I found it to be non-drowsy and used it regularly during those difficult months when I was trying to find balance. I could drink several cups, and still make appointments. It relaxes muscles and soothes the nerves.