Best Vermont Herbal Apothecary Shops for Simple, Organic Herbal Teas
When I first walked into a herbal apothecary shop, I fell in love with it’s comforting charm. I remembered how my grandmother had jars of herbs for tea just like this, lining her cabinets. A wave of warmth washed over me in gratitude for old ways being brought back to the present.
Vermont is known for its cozy, hygge inspired tea drinking culture. Herbal tea has medicinal properties and will keep you warm on cold, snowy nights. If you’re looking for the best herbal apothecary shops to sample simple, organic herbal tea from Vermont, this blog post is for you.
The Benefits of Organic Herbal Tea
Organic herbal tea is caffeine free and has many benefits. Herbal tea can improve digestion, boost mood, and aid sleep. One healing tea is elderflower. It’s anti inflammatory and eases swelling for people with arthritis and other pain.
Sipping warm herbal tea next to a roaring fire is a reminder to slow down and savor the moment. Herbal tea holds the healing essence of the plant.
One of my favorite herbal teas that I forage and dry myself in late spring/early summer is elderflower. The delicate white elderflowers bloom first on elderflower bushes, and later at summer’s end black elderberries grow on the same bush.
Fighting a winter flu or cold? Elderflower to the rescue! Elderflower tea is high in antioxidants and natural vitamin C. It warms you up and helps you sweat it out.
Spoonful Herbal Community Supported Apothecary (CSA)
Spoonful Herbals was birthed in the spring of 2015, when Katherine Elmer (Spoonful Herbals founder and co-director) and her friend and colleague Rachael Keener (current owner and creatrix at Alkame Co.) were newly graduated from their clinical herbal studies.
Spoonful Herbals was created as an act of sharing their love of plants and their medicine with fresh seasonal creations offered as a monthly CSA throughout the growing season.
Their winter Immuni-tea is one of my personal favorites for loose tea. With lemon balm, elderflower, peppermint, hawthorn berry, echinacea, calendula, and hyssop, this loose herbal tea blend is soothing and refreshing. Winter Immuni-Tea gives your immune system that added boost you need to stay healthy.
Delicious Dirt Herbal Apothecary Shop
Delicious Dirt is a small, hand-powered, organic vegetable, flower + medicinal herb farm and herbal apothecary shop located in northwestern Vermont. Their work is grounded in empowering people through providing nourishing food + herbal support that is delicious, healing, and accessible.
Ally and Andy at Delicious Dirt love to forage and dry their herbs for tea. Stress Ease Herbal Tea is a loose leaf blend of organically grown herbs that help soften stress and ease tension. This delicious blend is made with rose petals, milky oat tops, motherwort, tulsi basil, and lemon balm. It’s a relaxing combination of herbs that calms and nourishes the nervous system.
Railyard Herbal Apothecary Shop
Railyard Apothecary is a worker-owned co-op that provides high-quality, affordable medicinal herbs and health education to their community.
All of their herbs are from organic and/or sustainable sources, many from local farms and forests. By partnering with local farmers, wild-crafters, and educators, Railyard Apothecary hopes to serve as a hub for the herbal community in Northern Vermont.
If you love the taste of coffee but you want a natural, caffeine free alternative, then try Railyard Apothecary’s Dandelion Herbal Coffee! This herbal coffee is a loose tea blend of dandelion and roasted chicory root, cacao, cinnamon chips, and cardamom.
Surprisingly, Railyard Apothecary is not only a herbal shop; it’s also a healing oasis. Wellness providers offer massage, acupuncture, and nutrition coaching at Railyard Apothecary. Billy Hafferty, owner of Green Mountain Massage, is a licensed massage therapist at Railyard. He offers a place to rest, heal, and reconnect to the home of your body.
Tea is not the only treasure you can find in Vermont herbal apothecary shops. Now that you’ve made herbs into tea, get creative and try adding herbs and medicinal flowers to your bath!
Plants are not only medicine, they are also magic in a bath in essence. Flower Baths is a heartfelt book that will help you use the right medicinal flowers and plants in your bath for healing of the mind and body. Grab it for free now!
A hundred years ago, we would go to a herbal apothecary for plant based medicine instead of relying only on allopathic drugs. Today, we can bring back simple living in connection with nature by discovering herbs. Try an herbal tea from one of the Vermont herbal apothecary shops mentioned in this blog post, and let us know which one is your favorite!