This is a custom blend from a local tea company that focuses on healing herbs and Ayurvedic philosophies. I contacted the owner and told her about my issues with vestibular migraine and she created two blends for me – this one for head pain and another for vertigo and dizziness.

I simmered the blend for five minutes and steeped for another five minutes, per the package directions. The result is a minty, bitter brew but it feels very soothing. I leaned over the simmering liquid to inhale the steam and it had a comforting medicinal feel. The same leaves can be used up to 3 times so I’ll plan to make a couple more cups of this tonight to get the most of it.

Flavors: Bitter, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
tea-sipper

Anything mint usually helps my headaches – even mint candy.

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Mint and ginger do well for migraines. Hope this’ll help with your migraine!

Shae

I’m hoping if I drink enough it will ease up some. Thank goodness this one isn’t a migraine, but it’s still not fun. Thank you both for the suggestions!

Mastress Alita

I have chronic migraine, have had it for decades. Chronic as in “over 10 migraines a month” (I was averaging around 15 or so a month). I don’t have aura and while I have had vestibular migraine before, it isn’t my norm (I only get that sort on occassion). When the new CGRP-antagonist injectibles hit the market last year, I got on them and got a 50% reduction (so now I get around 5-8 migraines a month) and the severity and duration of the attacks went down going onto them as well. I don’t know how well they work for those with episodic migraine or other types of headaches but seriously… at my worst points, I didn’t think I could go on because of the chronic migraine. I know they are still hard to get on a lot of insurance programs but they can really help.

(And in my case, tea does nothing for the head pain, but does help a lot with the nausea/IBS symptoms that accompany the migraines. I use mint and ginger to help with the oh so fun GI stuff!)

From one migraineur to another, take care, hoping for many good head days.

Shae

@Mastress Alita- I have chronic migraine as well and was prescribed a couple of prescriptions (the first I was allergic to and the second I couldn’t afford) before trying an herbal supplement recommended in a migraine group on FB. It’s been a lifesaver for me. I still get the head pain and dizziness but not nearly as often. When it’s bad, I take Rizatriptan which helps but it makes me so loopy so I try to avoid it.

Tea hasn’t helped with the pain but it’s a comfort even so. I’m glad you’ve found something that gives you some relief. It can certainly be a debilitating condition.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I don’t mean to downplay what anyone else has to go through mentioning that mint works for MY wimpy headaches. :/

Shae

@tea-sipper – I’m sorry, I certainly don’t mean to downplay your headaches either! Your pain is relevant to you just as mine is relevant to me. And sometimes my migraine doesn’t even present with head pain! I love the idea of using herbal remedies when I can, which is why I tried the supplement when the medicines didn’t work for me. I’m actually about to start studying herbalism so I believe herbs can be powerful and very helpful. Anyway, I’m rambling, but I didn’t want you to think that your headaches are wimpy because headaches are certainly no joke for anyone who has them. Still grateful for your suggestion of the mint. :)

tea-sipper

No no, Shae, no need to apologize at all. I just know my headaches don’t compare and didn’t want to seem like “this works for my wimpy headaches, so it must work for you”. Especially if you’re already studying herbalism. haha

Rabs

Shae – I’m a wee bit jealous that you have a local tea co. who knows Ayurveda. I try and make my own blends using herbs from Rose Mountain Herbs. I’ll be rating some of their teas in the near future. :D

Shae

I’m looking forward to seeing your reviews and hearing about some of your blends. I would like to start blending soon myself. If you’re interested in Wild Fox for a custom blend, they are on Etsy so she could probably create something for you and ship it your way. I put the link to her shop under the description for this blend.

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tea-sipper

Anything mint usually helps my headaches – even mint candy.

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Mint and ginger do well for migraines. Hope this’ll help with your migraine!

Shae

I’m hoping if I drink enough it will ease up some. Thank goodness this one isn’t a migraine, but it’s still not fun. Thank you both for the suggestions!

Mastress Alita

I have chronic migraine, have had it for decades. Chronic as in “over 10 migraines a month” (I was averaging around 15 or so a month). I don’t have aura and while I have had vestibular migraine before, it isn’t my norm (I only get that sort on occassion). When the new CGRP-antagonist injectibles hit the market last year, I got on them and got a 50% reduction (so now I get around 5-8 migraines a month) and the severity and duration of the attacks went down going onto them as well. I don’t know how well they work for those with episodic migraine or other types of headaches but seriously… at my worst points, I didn’t think I could go on because of the chronic migraine. I know they are still hard to get on a lot of insurance programs but they can really help.

(And in my case, tea does nothing for the head pain, but does help a lot with the nausea/IBS symptoms that accompany the migraines. I use mint and ginger to help with the oh so fun GI stuff!)

From one migraineur to another, take care, hoping for many good head days.

Shae

@Mastress Alita- I have chronic migraine as well and was prescribed a couple of prescriptions (the first I was allergic to and the second I couldn’t afford) before trying an herbal supplement recommended in a migraine group on FB. It’s been a lifesaver for me. I still get the head pain and dizziness but not nearly as often. When it’s bad, I take Rizatriptan which helps but it makes me so loopy so I try to avoid it.

Tea hasn’t helped with the pain but it’s a comfort even so. I’m glad you’ve found something that gives you some relief. It can certainly be a debilitating condition.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I don’t mean to downplay what anyone else has to go through mentioning that mint works for MY wimpy headaches. :/

Shae

@tea-sipper – I’m sorry, I certainly don’t mean to downplay your headaches either! Your pain is relevant to you just as mine is relevant to me. And sometimes my migraine doesn’t even present with head pain! I love the idea of using herbal remedies when I can, which is why I tried the supplement when the medicines didn’t work for me. I’m actually about to start studying herbalism so I believe herbs can be powerful and very helpful. Anyway, I’m rambling, but I didn’t want you to think that your headaches are wimpy because headaches are certainly no joke for anyone who has them. Still grateful for your suggestion of the mint. :)

tea-sipper

No no, Shae, no need to apologize at all. I just know my headaches don’t compare and didn’t want to seem like “this works for my wimpy headaches, so it must work for you”. Especially if you’re already studying herbalism. haha

Rabs

Shae – I’m a wee bit jealous that you have a local tea co. who knows Ayurveda. I try and make my own blends using herbs from Rose Mountain Herbs. I’ll be rating some of their teas in the near future. :D

Shae

I’m looking forward to seeing your reviews and hearing about some of your blends. I would like to start blending soon myself. If you’re interested in Wild Fox for a custom blend, they are on Etsy so she could probably create something for you and ship it your way. I put the link to her shop under the description for this blend.

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist and tea fanatic.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate, bergamot, chai spices, cinnamon, cream, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, stone fruits, coconut, valerian root

Not a fan
Lime, white teas (someone tell me what I’m doing wrong with these!), most green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice

I’m open to tea swaps! Just reach out if you see something I have that you want to try.

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-40: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

41-60: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

61-75: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

76-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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