Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Herb Tea

At first, herb tea fans at a recent Locavore potluck wouldn't touch the tea, hidden in a large far-o-vore wine jug. But it is pretty good on a warm day, and several asked for the recipe. Here it is!
1 gallon water
3/4 cup dried crushed lemon balm leaves
1/4 cup dried crushed mint leaves
large sprig mint
large sprig orange mint
three small rose hips
Boil the water in a large pan and toss in the dried leaves. Boil for one minute and toss in the chopped fresh mints and turn off the heat. Let sit for 10 minutes and add in the chopped rose hips. Cool before straining. Strain into and store in a recycled container. (The last step is optional, but I thought it was lots of fun.)

1 comment:

  1. Chard Lady,

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