This tea blend is tangy, nutritious, and a lovely kick for a cold. All the ingredients I hand-harvested save for the citrus which I sliced and dried myself.
As always, tea blending is such a personal experience - I encourage you to add or substitute ingredients for other vitamin C-rich things that you can harvest from wilds or edges like wild cherry, mullein, and willow bark.
Vitamin C Boost Tea
1 tbsp sumac flowers (I used a mixture of smooth and stag horn varieties)
3 wheels of dried citrus
1 tbsp dried fir tips
1 tbsp dried wild ginger leaves (Asarum Species)
I used a mortar and pestle to crumble the ingredients together and release their aromas. Oh man, it smelled so good. Steep 1 tea ball's worth in a cup of hot water for 3 minutes. I like to leave the tea in the water while I drink so it continues to extract nutrition and flavour. Sweeten with honey if desired.