Posts Tagged ‘herbal teas’
October 31st, 2010
Going out into your garden early on a sunny morning and picking some fresh leaves for your morning brew is a heavenly experience, and if you are short of space or time for gardening, well, I think you can’t go very far wrong than to grow some herbs that you can harvest and use for a good cup of tea.
It is very simple to make a herbal tea from fresh leaves. You just take a handful of fresh leaves and pour boiling water over them. Cover, and allow to infuse for 5-10 minutes. Strain and pour into your favourite mug. If you like sweet tea, then sweeten with honey rather than sugar as that somehow tastes wrong with the subtle flavour of herbs.
Lemon balm soothes sore stomachs and tea made from the leaves has a pleasant lemony taste. You can drink it in great quantities. There is no caffeine.
Some garden teas are more than pleasing, they are home-grown medicine. Sage, for example, is really good for sore throats. The minute you feel your throat getting sore, nip on out into the garden, pick some fresh sage and steep the leaves for 5 minutes. Then add some lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. This tea works really well.
Well, the lemon balm tea I have just finished making is just about ready for me to enjoy on this rainy afternoon.