LAVENDER MINT TEA


Lavender Mint Tea

 

LAVENDER adds a pleasant but not too flowery contrast to the sweetness of  mint in this herbal tea that is refreshing hot or cold.

There are teas for all occasions: for morning, afternoon, and bedtime, teas  to soothe, and teas to stimulate. In recent years, our appreciation of tea has  expanded to include herbal tisanes (some of which are centuries old) and a wide  array of green teas, barks, and spices. Taking a break for tea or making a pot  to share with a companion is somehow very relaxing.

Lavender Mint Tea1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers or  1/2 teaspoon dried lavender flowers 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves  or 2 teaspoons dried mint 1 cup boiling water

In a teapot, combine the lavender flowers and mint. Pour boiling water over  the mixture; steep 5 minutes. Yield: 1 cup.

Variation: For more interesting blends, add rosemary, lemon balm or lemon  verbena, and rose geranium.

Three ways to Make Iced Tea Brewed Tea.  Make tea approximately double strength and steep only 5 minutes. Pour into a  pitcher over an equal amount of ice.  (If you are using a glass pitcher, let the  tea cool before pouring it in.) If you sweeten the tea while it is hot, you’ll  need only half as much sugar.

Refrigerator Tea.Follow the procedure for sun tea, except  let the mixture brew in the refrigerator overnight. This method has two  advantages: When it’s done, it’s already cold, and no matter how long it sits,  it doesn’t get cloudy.

Sun Tea. In a glass jar or pitcher, place 1 teaspoon of  loose tea or 1 tea bag per pint or tap water (with sugar, if you wish).  Cover  and set in the sun for 1 hour or so. Timing is not critical – because the water  doesn’t boil, the tea will not get bitter.

There are teas for all occasions: for morning, afternoon, and bedtime, teas  to soothe, and teas to stimulate. In recent years, our appreciation of tea has  expanded to include herbal tisanes (some of which are centuries old) and a wide  array of green teas, barks, and spices. Taking a break for tea or making a pot  to share with a companion is somehow very relaxing.

Lavender Mint Tea1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers or  1/2 teaspoon dried lavender flowers 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves  or 2 teaspoons dried mint 1 cup boiling water

In a teapot, combine the lavender flowers and mint. Pour boiling water over  the mixture; steep 5 minutes. Yield: 1 cup.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/lavender-mint-tea-recipe.html#ixzz2BCgIKQtN

 

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