Colonial Tea Blend – Headache Remedy


Fresh from the colonial apothecary to your kitchen, this authentic mixture of lavender, sage, marjoram, and rose petals dating back to the 1500s was said to cure headaches. If the brew didn’t work, the alternative cure was to “press a hangman’s rope to your head.” Steep for 3-5 minutes and enjoy hot or iced or try the tea jelly recipe below!



Herb Garden Jelly with Rose, Lavender, Sage, and Marjoram

Colonists would have looked to their gardens not just for food but also for medicine. Our Colonial Headache Remedy Tea is a recreation of an herbal remedy tea originally made in the 1500s using flowers and herbs. The fragrant floral notes of the rose and lavender are grounded by the earthy and woody flavors of sage and marjoram. The recipe below puts those flavors to work in a new way – as a jelly!



  • 2 cups water
  • 4 heaping tablespoons Colonial Headache Remedy Tea
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 3 ounce package liquid pectin

In a saucepan, bring water to a simmer. Add Colonial Headache Remedy Tea. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain and add sugar to brewed tea. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 2 minutes, stirring. Remove from heat and add pectin. Boil for an additional minute. Skim off any foam. Pour hot jelly into jars and process for 20 minutes or freeze any extra jelly. Enjoy on toast, with biscuits, or as a filling for cakes or donuts.


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Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 4 × 2 × 4 in

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